In times of fashion crisis, it is often helpful to put yourself in the (often) expensive shoes of your style icon. For some it may be the whimsical wardrobe of Carrie Bradshaw, the Gatsby-meets-Bowie style of supermodel Kate Moss, or the decades-spanning chic attire of Audrey Hepburn. Today, however, we will be focusing on the memorable style of everyone’s favorite (fictional) Upper East Sider, Blair Waldorf. Known for her colorful pieces, embellished headbands (a style science all in itself), and penchant for the extravagant, Blair Waldorf (along with best friend Serena van der Woodsen) showed viewers on a weekly basis just how fun fashion can be. Here are a few Waldorf-approved pieces that would make any socialite jealous.

A Chic Sweatshirt: We know what you’re thinking: Blair would never wear anything with the word “sweat” in it. But this is no ordinary sweatshirt. The hoodie-less design, funky ribbed texture, and boxy fit all contribute to this ASOS sweatshirt’s designer-like feel. Combine it with a low chignon and fitted pencil skirt and you will be able to maneuver the trendiest streets of New York with ease.

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A Mood-Improving Coat: Keep it sunny outside, even when it’s cold and gray, with this yellow coat from Warehouse (available at ASOS). Not one to shy away from bright outerwear, Blair knows that a coat in a vibrant hue goes with anything—so don’t get caught up on being matchy-matchy.


Preppy-Cool Tights: Tights are a beautiful thing. They keep you warm, and can make any basic dress or skirt instantly more stylish. These marled gray ones, also from ASOS, are part-preppy, part-vogue. While Blair may have paired them with her Constance uniform, you can layer these under all of your cold-weather outfits—even leather shorts. A black, chunky boot would look especially cool, but no heels are off limits here either.

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A Sleek Headband: Ever the trendsetter, Blair single-handedly brought headbands back into the lives of women everywhere. Give her ultra-feminine, bow-adorned ones a modern twist with a slim, metallic style. Rock it solo, or with a low pony to add some pizazz to your morning hair routine (who says adults can’t wear headbands?).

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So if the thought of picking out tomorrow morning’s outfit has you scratching your head, ask yourself: what would Blair Waldorf do?


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