As Rumours Swirl About A Gossip Girl Reboot – 8 Style Lessons We Learned From Blair Waldorf
Always chic, always classic. We bow down to Queen B.
4 February 2019
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Wakey wakey Upper East Siders, because it looks like the TV revival we’ve all been waiting for could actually be happening.
According to the TV network CW’s president Mark Pedowitz, discussions have taken place over a reboot of Gossip Girl, and we’re ridiculously excited for the potential return of our favourite backstabbing socialites.
He told Deadline: “There’s been discussions. But I don’t know if we’re there yet.” Pedowitz said any potential return would depend on Warner Bros as well as show creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
Nothing has been confirmed in terms of returning characters, but we do know one thing: GG simply won’t be the same without Blair Waldorf ruling the roost.
When we cast our minds back to the 00’s, there were plenty of reasons why we wanted to be Blair: her ability to pull off a ridiculous scheme, her biting one-liners and her love-hate relationship with Chuck Bass.
But lets face it, top of the list was that killer wardrobe, Here are some of the enduring style lessons we learned from Gossip Girl’s reigning style muse.
Even if you only caught a couple of episodes of Gossip Girl back in the day, you’ll know that Blair was rarely caught without a trademark headband nestled in her glossy blow-dry.
Her penchant for headgear was partly a nod to her blue-blooded upbringing, and partly a power play; only the most popular girls in the school were allowed to wear them. In a couple of episodes, she actually wore a diamante crown too, which is the type of extra style statement that we came to love her for.
2. Florals For Spring Can Actually Be Groundbreaking
hat classic Miranda Priestly line from Devil Wears Prada (“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking”) gave floral dresses a bad rep for years. Sure, they might not be pushing the sartorial envelope in any kind of revolutionary way, but there’s a reason they’re timeless.
Amongst the neon tights, knee high socks and body-con dresses of the early seasons of the show, Blair’s floral ensembles are the ones that have dated the least over the years.
3. A Lace Cape-Coat Is The Outerwear You Never Knew You Needed
One of the most ridiculous things about Gossip Girl was how many black tie galas and charity functions there were (seriously, didn’t these guys have homework to do?)
Either way, Blair wasn’t one for blending into the background when it came to formalwear. From showstopping ball gowns to silk sheath dresses, her black tie looks are just as iconic as what she wore on the Met steps.
There was just one rule: she always kept it classy.
7. A Beret Can Protect Your Glossy Blow Dry From The Elements
Texting salacious tips to Gossip Girl, firing a Serena or rebuking Chuck’s advances is so much more satisfying when you can slap your pebble flip phone shut afterwards. Who needs Instagram anyway? Consider us downgraded.