Fashion & Entertainment: Are You a Blair or a Serena?

By Mikaela Vournas, Student at Cal Poly

Fashion serves as the backdrop for The CW’s hit show, Gossip Girl, which follows the drama-filled lives of super-wealthy New York Upper East Siders.

The show's main female protagonists Blair and Serena navigate the terrain of their scandal-filled lives always clad in the latest fashions. The two girls’ styles contrast one another and show off their differing personality traits.

Here’s how to pull off each look:

Blair’s sophisticated wardrobe consists of a few key pieces. She is prim and proper, yet trendy in her blouses, skirts, bows, headbands, dresses and heels.  Think conservative — plaid skirts, tights, chiffon blouses, cardigans, and hats or headpieces. Then, add an unexpected twist — a masculine and feminine contrast, pops of color and statement accessories.

Blair’s look is tasteful and appropriate whether attending class, a work function or a sorority event. You can’t go wrong with this fun, preppy style.

Free-spirited Serena, while often more casual, is ever stylish and trendy. Her wardrobe consists of mini dresses, chunky jewelry, boots, coats and stilettos. Added elements include sequins, dramatic necklines, fringe, vests and big purses. The overall feel is hippie-chic.

Serena’s boho look is easy by day and dramatic by night. Hobo bags, flat boots and chunky sweaters are cute for class, while glitter, shorter skirts, body-con dresses and killer heels can be incorporated into your Friday night attire.

So, are you a Blair or a Serena? Let us know in the comments!

[Picture from The CW]


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