If you’re still mourning the loss of Gossip Girl, which premiered a decade ago and ended in 2012, you’re in luck. The ultimate guilty pleasure show is getting a reboot on HBO Max with a brand new cast, and is set to drop May 2020. 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.
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.
When it came to fashion, though, nobody did it better than Blair. Played by the gorgeous Leighton Meester – who is now blonde and turns 34 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, bows, patterned stockings, and – most importantly – 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 2020. In celebration of the upcoming reboot, we’re shopping like Blair for the foreseeable future. Browse some of her best outfits in the gallery, above, before shopping these ten pieces that Blair would love – and probably wear – today.