If the number one reason you tune in to the CW's Gossip Girl every Monday night is to scope the show's amazing fashion, you are not alone. While the show's OMG moments seem to have declined in recent seasons, the fashion has never been better. Whether your fashion sense is tailored to resemble an UES princess like Blair Waldorf, played by Leighton Meester, or more similar to the series' trendy "It Girl", Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively, fashion inspiration from either girls is never lacking. Here are some Gossip Girl-worthy key pieces that will transform you into an UES fashion icon, without the heavy price tag.
Blair Waldorf's Sexy Body-Con Dress
On next week's episode, Blair sheds her usual prim and proper uniform for a super-sexy and barely there outfit. Herve Leger's cobalt body-con dress looks absolutely stunning on the sassy brunette, flattering her shapely curves while the patent nude Sergio Rossi shoes elongate her legs. To top it off, Blair carries one of the most coveted bags this season, Louis Vuitton's Monogram Fascination Lockit Bag. To get Blair's sexy and figure-hugging look, try on French Connection's Cap-Sleeve Bandage Dress, which comes in a vibrant blue hue that looks super luxe. Its scoop-neck and body-con silhouette are meant to flatter any shape. And under $200, this dress is a real steal.
On Blair: Herve Leger Joanne Bandage Dress $1050; Sergio Rossi Cachet Peep-Toe Slingback Sandals (similar style) $715; Louis Vuitton Monogram Fascination Lockit Bag (available in Louis Vuitton stores)
Blair Waldorf's Spring Floral Frock
Working one of spring's hottest trends, a floral print, Blair looks gorgeous and ultra-feminine in Peter's Som's Orchid dress. While the graphic print deserves a standing ovation on its own, what primarily grabbed my attention was its form-fitting bodice and full skirt. Both sexy and pretty, this silhouette flatters most shapes by highlighting the waist. To get this silhouette in a gorgeous floral print, try Ted Baker's Vintage Floral dress, which looks fresh and spring-ready. Its V-neckline and fitted high waist is meant to showcase a womanly frame, while the flared pleated skirt adds drama to the design. All that for just $300 — how can you possibly say no?
On Blair: Peter Som Orchid Dress $1594
Get the Look: Ted Baker Vintage Floral Dress $307.23
Serena van der Woodsen's Ombre Jacket
Meanwhile, the Upper East Side's blonde stunner, Serena, braves the cold NYC weather in fashionable attire. Wearing Kaelen's Ombre Jacket which she accessorized with a hip scarf from We Are Owls, black buckled knee high boots, and YSL's Cabas Chyc tote, Serena looks the epitome of city chic. While Serena's Kaelen winter jacket is sold out, check out ASOS' ombre blazer, the perfect cover-up for spring. The neon dip-dyed design is right on trend with this season's fluorescent hues, and the blazer's curved hem is modern and works in both relaxed and formal settings.
On Serena: Kaelen Ombre Jacket $487.50 (no longer available); We Are Owls City of Kings Scarf in Olive $199; Ecco Hobart Buckle 25 MM Boot $220; Yves Saint Laurent Large Cabas Chyc Leather Tote $2150
Get the Look: ASOS Ombre Blazer $90.90
Serena Van der Woodsen's Studded LBD
No one works studs quite as well as Serena van der Woodsen, who has been known to rock crystals, metals, and beads like an art form. Here, Serena is wearing a gorgeous Temperley London beaded dress that puts most LBDs to shame. The light knit dress is adorned with small crystal beads, contributing to both its edgy and elegant design. Get Serena's chic style for a fraction of the price with Haltson Heritage's Studded Cowl Back Dress. Not only does this dress feature rock star-worthy gold beading throughout, its draped revealing cowl back is a sexy surprise that will have you turning around more than once.
On Serena: Temperley London Wanda Beaded Dress $1430
Get the Look: Halston Heritage Studded Cowl Back Dress $479.93
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