Blair Waldorf, played by actress Leighton Meester, is known as the Queen Bee on the hit television show Gossip Girl. Her perfectly calculated outfits are always preppy and extremely expensive. But you don’t have to spend thousands to look like a chic Manhattanite. Here are the key items Blair Waldorf is known for and where to get the look for less…
Blair’s designer headbands on the show often cost over $65, but there are a couple equally chic headbands by Isaac Mizrahi at Target. I particularly like the grosgrain bow headband in igloo (white) which is on sale for only $4.99! And Blair is never seen without picture perfect hair, So don’t throw on a bow headband with any old bedhead hair-do. Instead, create soft curls with a wide barrel curling iron and finish with shine spray.
A Prep School Blazer
Forever 21 has an adorable blazer online for only $16.99. It’s more casual than the popular private prep school uniform, which gives you more wearability. Blair would totally wear this Forever 21 style staple with a basic fitted v-neck (which can also be found in an array of shades on the Forever 21 website for less than $8).
A Classy, Never Trashy Skirt
Blair doesn’t do denim. She is always in a skirt or dress. To go with your blazer, play up your gorgeous gams with Express’s silk-trim short knit skirt. Both the silk and tie waist speak to Blair’s classic, uptown taste. And it’s only $49.50!
Colorful tights are another Blair Waldorf staple. They are definitely for the fashion-forward so proceed with caution! She keeps them from looking clownish by choosing a complementary color to her outfit. With the Forever 21 blazer I suggested above, Blair would wear a daring red hue. Wolford and Hue are the go-to brands for bold, look-at-me colored tights.
Top the look off with pearl earrings and a pearl necklace (real or faux) or a statement necklace to give the outfit an ecclectic, but still very Blair look. A pair of matchy-matchy patent mary janes would complete the Gossip Girl-inspired ensemble.