Gossip Girl – Uniform StyleJune 12, 2008
When our favourite teenage Upper East Siders aren’t sipping martinis at Butter or plotting manipulative schemes ala Chuck-Blair (love!), they’re dutifully maintaining their top grades at the Constance Billard school and St. Judes School for boys.
As a friend noted, none of the main characters are actually wearing the official school uniform. Instead they’re all wearing these fashionable bastard versions, usually in their distinctive personal style. These prep schools sure have dubious rules, or perhaps it’s a rule overlooked if you can carry it off? Let’s take a look:
S with her cool jackets and loose tie, her amazonian stature and legs that go on forever make boots look amazing, and gives us mere mortals false hopes of looking as fabulous as her. I like her style best out of all the girls, Blair is a little too froufrou and Jenny too avant-wtf? for me.
Did I mention that I lovelovelove her boots?
Queen B, lover of frills and bows and classic chic. There is nothing remotedly tie-like about this ribbon thing around her neck, but she is Blair Waldorf and therefore she is exempt. Not a big fan of the colourblock tights, you need fantastic legs to not look fat in those, but Blair has a superhot body, so she gets by.
Budding seamstress Little J has a pretty eclectic (and often experimental) sense of style which isn’t really to my liking. True to her character I suppose, it feels like she tries too hard. The Posturing Posse are a colourful bunch altogether. Seriously, this show completely defeats the purpose of a uniform!
Boys, being boys, show less customization of their uniforms. After all there are only so many decent ways to wear a shirt and pants, yes? Dan is more than relieved not to have worry about his lack of fashion sense on a daily basis. God forbid he actually wore something that made him… popular. Chuck as always has something ludicrously loud along with his trademark scarf (which *SPOILER* according to Blair, he never, ever takes off, not even when… like yeesh).
And of course there is sexy Nate (Chace Crawford), who could wear a sack and still look hot. Instead, his look is a slightly loosened tie and slouchy overall demeanor, does he not just look absolutely… guh.
Given that there are no seasons locally (other than hot and dry, hot and wet, hotter and wetter…) that warrant the perfect excuse for luxe outerwear to hide the otherwise plain uniform, our students can only resort to rising hemlines and falling belt loops to exude their personal style. I can’t imagine dressing up so much for school since my idea of waking up for class is a 5 min omgchangego! procedure. I rationalize that it’s good enough being there for class, least of all having to dress up!