‘Gossip Girl’ Turns 10! Here Are the Show’s 9 Fashion Pieces We’ll Never Forget

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Blair’s Headbands

The bigger the better. And don’t forget the bow! These headbands were basically the tiara of Constance’s “it” girl, and she never let them go.

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School Uniforms

Remember when embellished blazers were all that? The ladies of Constance made these prep school uniforms look like a chic afternoon look… and then they would always change into an even chic-er look.

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Chuck’s Ascots

Chuck’s ascots helped him to stand out from the sea of preppy teen boys that flooded the series, marking him as potentially the most pretentious of them all, but also the most lovable.

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Enormous/Chunky Statement Jewelry

As the series went on the rings, bracelets and necklaces just got larger and more preposterous. The only TV character we see still sporting that look is Younger‘s Diana Trout.

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Jenny’s Fishnets

When little Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) went full goth and claimed the throne as Constance’s HBIC, those fishnet stockings really sealed the deal that this is one Queen Bee you don’t want to mess with.

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Bright Tights

Blair was the main perpetrator of this particular look, but she often managed to get her hench-ladies to pick up a pair of brightly-colored tights as well.

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Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) and Serena were definitely the worst abusers of the “vest era.” It seems fitting that their relationship was endgame, even if this was probably the only thing they had in common.

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Serena and co. ushered in the renaissance of the Avril Lavigne loosened tie look thanks to their uniform requirements.

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The Coats!

Between Blair and Serena alone, these two must’ve had over 50 beautifully bright winter coats at their disposal to face the harsh NYC winters. This is probably the only statement item that we still have a little bit of closet envy over.

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September 19 marks the 10th anniversary of Gossip Girl‘s premiere on The CW.

There were so many things to love about Gossip Girl and the insane amount of drama its characters encountered (and caused) in New York City’s Upper East Side, but one major takeaway from the series was its fashion influence on both viewers and the fashion industry itself. From Blair Waldorf’s (Leighton Meester) signature headbands to each of the characters sporting up-and-coming designer dresses and bags, Gossip Girl‘s fashion icons had some amazing reach.

We’ll always envy the lifestyle of Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), and Chuck Bass’ (Ed Westwick) “I’m Chuck Bass” line almost never got old, but of all the things we’re nostalgic for when looking back, these nine statement pieces in the gallery above really hit home. Oh, and of course we miss hearing those “XOXO, Gossip Girl” sign-offs at the end of each and every episode, courtesy of Kristen Bell.

Gossip Girl is available to stream on Netflix.

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