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Gossip Girl Fashion – Seasons 3 & 4: Blair Waldorf


Blair Waldorf

In honor of the new season of Gossip Girl, it seems only fitting that there also be an update to the original Gossip Girl fashion series that Zephyr wrote a while back.

While our original Gossip Girl fashion posts were written during the show’s first season, each character’s style has evolved considerably since then – so over the next few weeks, I’ll be providing updated guides to each Gossip Girl character’s style during seasons 3 and 4. First up? Blair Waldorf.

Blair’s New Style

Blair, played by Leighton Meester, is now an undergrad at Columbia University and after a summer abroad in Paris with her BFF, her style has definitely evolved from her season 1 style of school uniforms and a headband every day.

Although it’s still rare to see her in anything but dresses, Blair’s style is now more adventurous and playful than her wardrobe was during the first couple seasons. But the great thing about Blair is that she always manages to look pulled-together and classic.

Blair’s New Fashion Essentials

* Tailored Skirts

Everyone’s favorite bad girl is still wearing skirts and dresses, but gone is the blue Constance Billiard plaid. So far this season we’ve seen her rock bright pastels, unexpected mix-and-match florals, and subdued laces and tweeds. Blair is obviously a fan of the mini skirt – but she always keeps it classy by opting for an a-line or looser fit (rather than something skin tight).

Blair Waldorf-inspired skirts

All skirts from Forever 21

* Unique Tops

Although she no longer wears boring button-up oxfords and polos, Blair’s new wardrobe is still full of classic-fits. Collared shirts with a twist, tailored v-necks and fitted sleeveless blouses are all go-to staples for Blair this season, but they usually include unexpected patterns and detailing. The way she mixes classic tailoring with a fun print or girly accessories is what makes her new style unique.

Blair Waldorf-inspired tops

Tops from ASOS, ASOS and ASOS, Forever 21

* Classic Accessories

These days, Blair keeps her accessories simple. She utilizes belts to cinch in her waist and pull any outfit together. Other than that, a few classic pieces of jewelry and a chic pair of sunglasses are all you need to steal her look!

Blair Waldorf accessories

From left to right: Madewell, Wet Seal, Pacsun, Forever 21, Anthropologie, ASOS, Gap

Blair’s Hairstyles

Blair Waldorf hair

Another change that’s been evident over the past few seasons is Blair’s departure from perfect-curls and plaid headbands. Recently she’s opted for more natural, sophisticated styles which really let her natural beauty show through. Here are a few easy styles to try:

  • A low ponytail always looks pulled-together. To step it up a notch, keep one strand outside of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic. Want a quick how-to? Check out this YouTube video.
  • Braids are also a go-to style for Blair this season. Not coordinated enough to french braid? Me either. But a simple braid is just as classic. Feeling ambitious? Here’s a detailed video on how to french braid.
  • My favorite traditional hairstyle (and a favorite of Blair’s) is half-up, half-down. Up the chic factor by using a pretty clip to secure the section of hair.

Tying it all Together

Overall, Blair’s new style has stayed true to her traditional, classic roots, but has evolved to include a few unique twists. She always looks put-together, but as she’s gotten older she’s started to experiment with different colors, prints and fits. Want to recreate her look? Invest in a few high-waisted skirts and tuck a top of your choice into the waist band. Instant chicness!

Your thoughts?

What do you guys think of Blair’s more mature style? Do you miss the Constance Billiard uniform and super-preppy accessories? How about her colored tights and curls? I love hearing from you guys so be sure to leave a comment!

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53 Responses to “Gossip Girl Fashion – Seasons 3 & 4: Blair Waldorf”

  1. 1
    October 11th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    LOVE it!
    Blair’s style is always an inspiration to me, whether it’s season 1 or 4 :)

  2. 2
    October 11th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Do you know who made that dress? It’s the last one in the collage. I loved it so much~. Honestly, since this is GG, I am assuming its not cheap. Any good imitations? #Forever21 Lol.

  3. 3
    October 11th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    OMG i love this so much!!! Please please please do serena next, she is my absolute favorite!!!

  4. 4
    October 11th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I miss Blair’s style from season one. It was SUCH an inspiration for me – especially the A-line skirts with cardigans, headbands, and colored tights. I rocked that look for a solid two years! Although my style has evolved a bit since then (still very girly/Blair-inspired, but a little more eclectic), I do miss her old style. She still looks great, but I don’t find her new look as inspiring anymore.

  5. 5
    October 11th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    i LOVE Blair’s style on the show. Hell, I love Blair. :)

  6. 6
    October 11th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    words cannot even begin to describe how much I love this post! thank you, thank you, thank you :)

  7. 7
    October 11th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I agree with hannah, I still love season 1 Blair, but this post is fab.
    It was the Gossip Girl series that first drew me to CF!!
    I’m looking forward to a new-season style guide to all the characters!!

    Charlotte xxx

  8. 8
    October 11th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I love the idea of re-doing the How to dress like the Gossip Girl series! But #5 in the first photo…did she really wear PANTS on the show?! Haha, that will be the first time I think(?). I always thought that was just a candid of Leighton Meester (as in not in character).

  9. 9
    October 11th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I love all of things! That orange one piece is so lovely~
    Every episods, I’m surprised with unique patterns of clothes.
    Please do others’ styles!!

  10. 10
    October 11th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    please do a few blair looks for less !

  11. 11
    October 11th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    By far I think Blair is having the best fashion sence from the senes in Paris till now shes mixing patterns and prints I love that I’m going to try and do something like that. Its kind of weird not to see her with headbands but shes changing it up and I love it. Can you do Sereena next because I also think shes having great fashion with jackets and the one with the shoulder pads to die for

  12. 12
    October 11th, 2010 at 9:23 pm



  13. 13
    October 11th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Can you please do another one of these for Serena?

  14. 14
    October 11th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Love this!!!!

  15. 15
    October 11th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I agree with Hannah. About all the characters actually. Season 1 and 2, and 3(for Jenny!) were a lot more inspiring and less blahblah CW vanilla.
    This is really good post though, and I’m SO excited for Jenny’s.

  16. 16
    October 11th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I really love the picture of her hair! So cute :) Blair always looks amazing, so does Serena. Great post!

  17. 17
    October 11th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I really wish you could also do the outfit inspired by Blair. Anyhow, love her and this post so so much!

  18. 18
    October 12th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Overall, I love the utter sophistication and the mature boldness of her new style, but I do miss the colored tights and the headbands. Possibly because those are two of my favorite items. Mostly, though, I just love that she is eternally feminine and (nearly) always in a skirt – not enough people allow a girl to be that way, to celebrate things feminine and ladylike, now.

  19. 19
    October 12th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I love Blair’s new style. Loved the old one too! Great pieces in the article but I would like to see an outfit inspired by her. *thumbs up*

  20. 20
    October 12th, 2010 at 1:37 am

    I am loving Blair’s style this season!

  21. 21
    October 12th, 2010 at 1:48 am

    I love love love Blair’s style. I love Blair period. :) I did that little scream thing when I saw this article! MORE GG!!!

  22. 22
    October 12th, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I still dream about the green and blue dress chuck’s uncle bought her from last seasons finale. But then in this seasons opener, my dreams were replaced w/ the beautiful red gown when she was on the date w/ the prince. The fashion on here is sensational! love the post

  23. 23
    October 12th, 2010 at 4:00 am

    I love that Image of her hair! So gorgeous!

    I am so behind, I am not even half way through last season. Must catch up!

  24. 24
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    So glad you liked it! More coming :)

  25. 25
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Mika – Zephyr actually did a 3rd season post after Jenny’s style started to evolve. It might have what you’re looking for :) Check it out here!

  26. 26
    October 12th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    rb – The clothes in this post are all pretty much from Forever 21, all about $30 or under!

  27. 27
    October 12th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I love her style now better than the first season:) She is more mature and more dress worthy:)

  28. 28
    October 12th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    As much as I love Blair’s new style, I still miss her uber-preppy look from the first seasons — it’s what made me stack up on coloured tights!

    By the way — love, love, LOVE the picture of Blair’s hairstyle you included! Any chance you can provide us with a link/how-to post? It’s gorgeous.

  29. 29
    October 12th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    does anyone know how to do that hairstyle in the picture? i LOVE it! i can’t figure out how it’s done though haha

  30. 30
    October 13th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Anyone know of a tutorial for how to do blair’s hair in the last picture? The twisted pony is adorable.

  31. 31
    October 13th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I hope you do the new character, Natalie’s style!

  32. 32
    October 13th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I meant Juliet Sharp! She has awesome fashion taste that I’d be interested in trying out

  33. 33
    October 14th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you!
    If only every post could be Blair Inspired!

  34. 34
    October 16th, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I love GG, I love CF and also this post an B.
    So basically this post had everything i love lol.
    Anyways It would be great if you could do more often some B’s or S’s outfits.

  35. 35
    October 18th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Could you pleeease tell me how to do that weave ponytail that you’ve shown in the picture? It’s sooo glam. If you can’t, at least tell me where you got the photo!Thank you

  36. 36
    October 26th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Does anyone know how to do the weave ponytail? Ive been trying and!

  37. 37
    November 22nd, 2010 at 1:29 am

    When will there be Juliet Sharp in here?!

  38. 38
    December 2nd, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I like her style better in Season 1. I feel it was more classy back then.

  39. 39
    December 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I agree–we need a Juliet Sharp article! Even though she’s totally vicious, she wears some pretty fabulous ensembles and has great hair! She’s definitely an important enough character this season!

  40. 40
    December 23rd, 2010 at 8:52 am

    How about a Juliet Sharp fashion page? I don’t think I’m the only one who knows it’s a good idea. ;) Pretty please?

  41. 41
    June 4th, 2011 at 5:14 am

    I adore B’s preppy style , plus she loves Audrey Hepburn just like i do =)

  42. 42
    November 7th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Just a correction- Blair HAS worn jeans. It was an episode in season 1 where she went to the year 12 cotillion- but she wore a skinny pair of blue denims to a brief meeting wihth Nate.

  43. 43
    March 20th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    “Not coordinated enough to french braid? Me either.”
    That was a great touch it made me laugh and my BFF admitted it made her feel much better about not being able to french braid :) <3

  44. 44
    April 6th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I still love it! Due to wanting to know how to dress like Blair, I found Collegefashion, and while you guys have many interesting articles, if there is nothing new for me to read, I always take a peek at the Gossip Girl fashion series for inspiration :)

  45. 45
    November 14th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I loved Blair in season 1. Tights and headbands with full skirts and dresses in classic colors cannot be beat. Her recent looks have not been as amazing.

  46. 46
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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