8 Winter Outfits I Plan on Stealing From Gossip Girl

Not to be dramatic or anything, but Gossip Girl shaped a lot of my personal style growing up. Between the way the characters styled their uniforms (I wore a uniform from second to 12th grade) to the many different brands and designers I was introduced to throughout the series, when I think of this show, I think of the fashion more than the drama, and that's saying a lot. Yes, much of the fashion and styling seem dated now, but every once in a while, I like to take a look back at some of the outfits from the show to see how I can re-create them in the present time.

That's exactly what I did in an effort to uncover as much winter outfit inspiration as possible. There is just something about my winter wardrobe that leaves me feeling a tad uninspired more often than not, so turning to things like Instagram, street style, and now, Gossip Girl help get my wheels turning. Including everyone from Blair to Jenny, see some of my favorite winter Gossip Girl style moments and shop the pieces you'll need to re-create the seasonal looks.

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This simple and tonal look is exactly what I imagine wearing to the theater or a holiday party during the winter. You know, those nights where you can't fathom wearing another pair of boots so you suck it up and brave the cold in some sleek sandals just for one night. 

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I've always wanted to wear earmuffs but was always too afraid to style them. This season, I plan on testing out a toned-down version of this look but with the same preppy vibes via a fur-trimmed coat and simple earmuffs to match. 

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We all know Blair Waldorf had her fair share of impeccable outerwear, but it was how she styled it all that really made her a fashion icon. Taking cues from this look here, I shall be investing in leather gloves and pretty ruffled blouses to take all of my winter coats to new sartorial levels. 

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Serena typically had a more bohemian-inspired wardrobe that really wasn't for me, but this simple knee-high boot styling is something I could get on board with. My coat choice would be this one here, but as far as the skinny jeans and boot coloring goes, I'm fully on board. 

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Winter whites can seem cliché, but as an avid Christmas lover myself, I'm all about the cheese this time of year. Since Blair really knew her designers, I figured why not pull out all the stops and shop out luxury pieces I think she would 100% approve of. 

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I remember looking at this uniform styling when I was in high school and truly contemplated applying it to my uniform at the time, which would have resulted in detention, so I never did. But now that I am uniform-free and, well, an adult, I plan on snatching up the next pleated skirt I can find and wearing it with all my chunky sweaters and boots alike. 

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This look is all about the color inspiration. What was once considered a bit too 2000s for my taste, this pink-and-green duo now feels like just the fresh coloring my winter needs. 

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It might seem weird, but matching your tights to your shoes feels like the coolest thing I could do to jazz up my more elevated winter ensembles. After all, tights are the easiest way to make your cold-weather outfits more exciting.