“Whoever said that money doesn’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.” You heard it right, and you were bewitched by those words. Blair Waldorf, the snobbish overachiever asserts that finding happiness is all about knowing the right shop.
I admit, that statement made me thinking, however, the moment I saw those really cute coats worn by the Gossip Girl Stars, I´ve decided, I´m more than happy to copy the looks. These fearless leaders of trendsetting showed us the elite way of wearing coats. But we´re wiser, so today, we´re going to demystify the oh, so tempting copy-me-looks, for less. And yes, we do know where to shop.
1. The dethroned queen? Blair Waldorf in coat
She may be over assessed by a mysterious blogger, portrayed as intelligent but haughty, shallow, and scheming, yet she surely knows what it takes to be a queen bee. If wearing a gorgeous coat isn´t enough, she proved to us that Ugg boots are only ugly when you don´t know how to wear them. It only takes a pair of white tights to bring these sheepskins to a new level of style.
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This rich, wool herringbone coat is a very close look-alike of Blair´s coat. It features a single-breasted silhouette with belt. I was thinking of taking gray Ugg boots instead, but the desire to copy Blair´s look as close as possible, won. So I settled with this sand color Ugg which is a really sturdy sheepskin. I wanted to create a little matching so I went for a beige color blouse and black skirt. White tights, black gloves and black feather earrings with gold chain are non-negotiable pieces of accessories.
2. The mysterious “It” girl? Serena in coat
She´s known for her partying and whoring days, but seeing Serena in a classic outfit you´d figure she´s past that crazy phase of life, and moving on. She clearly knows what it takes to be an “It” girl from the Upper East Side. Leaving most of the upper toggle closures open to give us a peek of her lush sweater´s cowl, she looks fresh and effortless – a down-to-earth look for someone from the UES. I really love her choice of boots. The bag and boots gave life to this otherwise dull mix of palette.
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This is a similar version of Blake´s outfit but with some variations. I picked a cowl neck sweater in silver to go with this woolblend toggle coat in dark gray. I love a light-against-dark silhouette. The brilliant boots are definite to make an impression if worn over these tights with vertical patterns. Elegant and classic is this croco handbag which is meant to accent this look.
3. Can´t she swear allegiance? Penelope Shafai in coat
Okay, so she really likes Nate and she really couldn´t make up her mind if she´s pro-Blair or pro-Jenny (but didn´t she eventually helped Jenny to ascend to the throne?), but she knows exactly how beautiful fuchsia looks against white. Vivid pinkish tights and gloves with checkered scarf in black and pink emphasized the beauty of her military coat.
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This military toggle coat with button off hood is a chic version of Penelope´s coat. Its princess seams and slit pockets keep with the slimming silhouette of this style. The opaque style tights leggings and hot pink gloves and checkered scarf wrap muffler are great pieces to accent this coat for a stunning, semi-formal look. With lush velvety bow tops and pretty peep-toe heels, these women pumps will fabulously bring this outfit even for fancy events.
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, which Gossip Girl star wears coat the best? And which look are you inspired to mimic?