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These Are Our Favorite Fashion Moments From Gossip Girl

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Ten years ago, on September 19, 2007, a TV series about a group of teens at Constance Billard School for Girls and St. Jude’s School for Boys in Manhattan's Upper East Side premiered on a small broadcast network. After the first season, the show became a phenomenon, and a network-defining show for CW. 

Gossip Girl ended its run as after six seasons and 121 episodes of iconic moments and addictive plot lines, from the will-they-won't-they love story between Blair and Chuck to some of the most supreme fashion moments on the small screen since Sex and the City. The show was also peak mid-millennium and did an amazing job of portraying how social media evolved and weaved it's way into our daily lives. Gossip Girl was way ahead of Instagram and Snapchat – and Facebook and Twitter only launched a few years prior to the show. The "Gossip Girl" platform was the social network to get judgey and expose peoples' secrets on (not with iPhones, of course, the producers weren't that tech-savvy). Looking back, it's almost too real to think about how we use the internet in a similar way now – how did we not see the whole series as a warning sign?!

The "dangers of the internet" PSA wasn't the only great thing Gossip Girl did: it brought fun, crazy fashion back to TV three years after we said goodbye to the Sex and the City girls. Thanks to the costume designer Eric Daman (who assisted Patricia Field on SATC, just FYI), we were brought characters with distinct sartorial styles, each of whom we could identify with, and let's not forget that he single-handedly made headbands and tartans great again. Costume is such a strong way to describe a character to not only reflect their personality, but their mood. Eric did an amazing job setting the tone for each of the strong, sassy characters in this iconic teen drama. 

Of the leading ladies, Blair Waldorf was the articulate intellectual. Her style was also on point: it was preppy to the extreme, with everything neatly tucked in, correctly fastened with a belt and finished with a hairpiece – whether it was a full-on fascinator for evening wear or an Alice band for school – to symbolize her Queen B status. Serena, on the other hand, was from the same side of the tracks but brought more of an edge to her uptown closet with biker jackets and mini dresses. Money was no object when it came to dressing up and she didn't care what other people thought of her. 

Over in the Humphrey household, Little J evolved over the seasons from top-of-the-class school girl to a smoky-eyed badass in tartans and checked prints. But, being from Brooklyn, Jenny never forgot her roots and would rock a chilled-out beanie instead of a Blair-esque headband. Last on the list is Vanessa Abrams, with her down-to-earth tone and boho-chic aesthetic. While not everyone was a fan of her as a character, you have to admit that her knitwear and costume jewelry was something to envy. 

As we look back at the 10th anniversary of the first ever episode of Gossip Girl, we picked out some of our favorite looks that we're still trying to nail: from Blair's black-and-gold Marchesa gown that she wore as a prom dress (we can dream) to Serena's floral Ralph Lauren dress that she styled with black gloves when she was a bridesmaid at her mother's wedding. 

Check out our favorite fashion moments from one of the most iconic teen dramas on television and scroll down to shop our selection of outfit dupes: 
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Burberry Tartan cotton-gabardine trench coat - $2,395
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Sister Jane Bauhaus Tweed Skirt - $57
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Free People Easy Like Sunday Headband - $14
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Forever 21 Plaid and Floral Leggings - $8
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Eloquii Sport Stripe Long Bomber Jacket - $159
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Topshop Patchwork Ruffle Mini Dress - $95
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Free People Opalescent Statement Earrings - $38
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Forever 21 Plus Size Off-the-Shoulder Dress - $45
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Miu Miu Braid-embellished tartan cross-body bag - $1,600
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Free People Palace Pearl Headband - $38
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Sister Jane Hip To Be Square Blazer - $94
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Violetta by Mango Zipped Leather Skirt - $149
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Front Row Shop Belted Trench Coat - $90
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Yunotme Flock silk headband - $300
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Eloquii Medium Dot Tights - $23
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Topshop Stretch Boots - $95
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