As somebody who grew up watching Gossip Lady and making an attempt to determine how you can serve equal components Blair Waldorf and Jenny Humphrey, I’m not embarrassed to say I used to be past excited to be added to the Shut Pals listing of the official Gossip Girl Instagram account. It’s not more than an excellent advertising scheme, however rattling, did it work! Since then, I’ve been notably invested within the remake, coming July 8 to HBO Max. However I gained’t lie—it’s not the plotlines I’m wanting ahead to. It’s the style.
It’s no coincidence that Fendi baguettes got here again into trend across the identical time that a Sex And The City spinoff was introduced. When our outdated favourite exhibits make a comeback, so do the nostalgic traits that associate with them. And whereas all of the characters on Gossip Lady had distinctive private kinds—Blair was polished and put-together, Serena was easy and boho, Jenny was edgy and wannabe-punk—the overarching aesthetic within the first few seasons is unquestionably prep college stylish.
As the coed judged each other from the Met steps, they wore plaid-skirted ensembles under no circumstances just like the dowdy uniforms I bear in mind being required to put on throughout my time at non-public college. An excellent-short hem or unbuttoned shirt? The nuns would’ve had me repenting in detention in a heartbeat.
However at Constance Billard Faculty For Women, it appears no guidelines apply with regards to uniform styling.
Aside from the aforementioned plaid skirt, no two uniforms within the authentic sequence seemed the identical. Serena typically confirmed up together with her Oxford shirt untucked, a free males’s tie draped round her neck and a hobo bag at her aspect. In the meantime, Blair styled hers with every thing from patterned tights to ruffled blouses to ostentatious headbands. Did Headmistress Queller merely not give a rattling concerning the college’s costume code?!
I digress—within the remake, the characters could also be totally different however the general unconcerned angle about classroom apparel stays. And given Gen Z’s obsession with Dark Academia aesthetics, it’s no shock the brand new crew is all about edging up their prep college fashion.
Kate Keller opts for a yo-pro look with pixie pants, a lacy shirt and a patterned ascot round her neck. In the meantime, Luna La kinds the ittiest-bittiest of navy mini skirts with a button-front white high, block heels with grey mid-calf socks and a black velvet ribbon tied in a bow round her neck.
Julien Calloway (maybe the character I’m most enthusiastic about) pairs an outsized pinstripe button-down with a free tie, black spandex shorts and knee-high croc heeled cowboy boots, most likely by Paris Texas. And in a second that maybe references the top of the outdated Gossip Lady aesthetic and the beginning of a brand new period, Julien “helps” new lady Zoya Lott look a bit cooler by removing the scarf she’s tied round her hair as a headscarf. Yep, you heard that proper—this time round, the cool children choose to nix the headbands.
With only a few clips and the new trailer out now, it’s too quickly to say for positive precisely what we will count on by way of blossoming Gossip Lady reboot-inspired traits, but when I had been you, I’d take into account shopping for at the least one plaid skirt you’re enthusiastic about. You recognize, simply in case a spot on the Met steps frees up.