“Hot Girl Summer, Kind of Wonderful.”
What would the girls who ruled Constance in 2007 wear if they were to reemerge as their Upper East Side-dwelling characters in the summer of 2021?
We imagine cool-girl Serena van der Woodsen would be whipping out the fun fashion for all of her post-pandemic parties. A leopard-print Paco Rabanne chainmail midi would capture her wild (yet luxuriously-priced) rock ‘n’ roll side — though she’d dress it down with jeans and a cropped knit corset top. Queen Bee wouldn’t let a mask mandate nab her title as the headband-wearing ruler of the Big Apple prep school scene: Blair Waldorf would want to be spotted (literally) in a polka-dot Carolina Herrera mini dress, accessorized with pearls and unexpected square-toe slides (she’s still transitioning from her beloved quarantine slippers).
Vanessa, the individualist who loved an armful of bangles, would tackle warm-weather optimism with a boldly printed Stella Jean short-sleeved jacket and stacked statement bracelets, of course. Our favorite outsider Jenny Humphrey probably started a viral TikTok makeup trend, so her style would be a fusion of various trending aesthetics on the platform — think a little punk, a little grunge and little Regency-core.
In honor of the new “Gossip Girl,” we brought these “Summer, Kind of Wonderful” looks to life — shop them all, below.
Serena’s “Shot Girl Summer”
Blair Picks Bows Over Beaches
Vanessa on Vacation
Little J Takes TikTok
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