There’s Finally a Reason to Dress Like Blair Waldorf (Again)

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If you’re still mourning the loss of Gossip Girl, which premiered a decade ago and ended in 2012, you’re in luck. It was just announced that the ultimate guilty pleasure show is getting a reboot on HBO Max. The original series centered on the romantic lives and intrigues of privileged (and a few not-so-privileged) Manhattanite teenagers, and launched a thousand fashion trends thanks in large part to the perennially fashionable Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).

Whether she was attending a charity gala, walking around the Upper East Side, or just plain scheming in her palatial Manhattan residence, she were always decked out in the designer likes of Elie Saab, Oscar de la Renta, and Valentino. No wonder the show quickly became a sartorial success story. In celebration of the reboot, we’re shopping like Blair for the foreseeable future. Click below for Savoir Flair’s exclusive shopping edit, dedicated to Queen B.

When it came to fashion, though, nobody did it better than Blair Waldorf. Played by the gorgeous Leighton Meester – who is now blonde and turns 33 today – the character was as known for her not-so-charming personality as she was for her polished look. Contrasted perfectly by bohemian beauty and her best friend Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively, Blair made a case for blazers, bold colors, patterned stockings, and – most importantly – headbands. Oh, the headbands!

The on-screen socialite’s signature ensembles captured the hearts of fashion-savvy women everywhere, each putting their own spin on Blair’s preppy look. We can’t help but notice many of these 2010s trends coming back in style today. From embellished headbands to Marine Serre’s now viral moon-print leggings, Blair’s style cues have been reinterpreted to suit 2019. Browse some of her best outfits in the gallery, above, before shopping these ten pieces that Blair would love – and probably wear – today.

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