Monday, 10 September 2012

How to dress like Blair Waldorf

A variety of photos taken from Google
"Whoever said that money doesn't buy happiness didn't know where to shop." Blair Waldorf

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I am a big fan of Gossip Girl. I love how the two main characters, Blair and Serena dress, both being two of my favourite style icons. The fashion from Gossip Girl is so diverse and has so many stylish and inspiring characters - it is definitely worth checking out. If you didn't see my post last year, Gossip Girl: Serena V.S Blair, click here to catch up and have a read.

Blair loves hair accessories, in particular bows and headbands. Her style is sweet, clean and preppy. You will often catch her in a cute skirt or dress with fancy detailing or a stand out accessory. She is always feminine which creates a natural sexiness, her look exuding old Hollywood glamour and elegance. Blair has such a niche style (sometimes that can be boring but with Blair it really isn't) that is pretty simple to recreate. Throughout all of the seasons, her style has gradually evolved but hasn't changed. Wanna dress like Blair Waldorf - try these 5 steps...

1) Add a cutesy hair accessory

Bows, hair bands, hair ties, clips, scarves. Add any of these to your hair to give you an instant Blair look. Remember to keep it stylish and feminine. She would never wear a hairband with a banana on it, or skull hair clips. Blair has been known to wear a beret when Autumn and Winter comes around. I guess you could say it replaces the cute bow hair band that she so often wears during Spring and Summer.

2) Not every look has to be 'toughened up'

It's a popular thing in fashion to add a leather biker jacket to a floral ensemble because it 'toughens it up' or a pair of boots to a lace dress for a similar effect. I'm sure you have read this before whether it be on blogs or in magazines. Blair however, keeps her look very pretty to the point of preppy. She loves her blouses, bows, skirts and pumps. Her look is polished, so don't be afraid to add a blazer or cardigan.

3) Big volume Blair hair 

Blair loves curls. Her hair is never flat but most importantly never ever frizzy. Keep your curls defined for Blair hair. When she wears her hair straight it usually has shape to it and movement. Throughout Gossip Girl, she is often seen prancing along a street on the Upper East Side with her hair bouncing onto her stylish shoulders.

4) Clear skin, framed eyes and pouty lips

Her make-up is usually very natural for her everyday look. Dewy skin, lightly flushed cheeks, defined eyes and a soft pout of either a sparkly lip-gloss or a stand out lipstick (make-up tutorial to follow).

5) Ditch the trousers

I can't remember seeing B in trousers, jeans or anything of the sort. I have a vague memory of her in a pair of shorts but for the majority of the show she wears cute skirt whether it be puffball, school girl, pencil or body con. She loves tailored dresses but also wears soft floaty numbers. Ditch the trousers if you want to try your hand at Blair Waldorf style, save jeans for a Serena inspired look (possible future post?!)

Here is my Blair Waldorf inspired hair and make-up look:

What do you think of Blair's style? 
Do you have any other tips to getting the Blair Waldorf look?


Courtney Erin said...

Great tips - she always looks so brilliant on that series!

Courtney ~

Maiken said...

I have heard the name of B. Waldorf but since I'm not a GG fan and haven't watched any episodes, I know nothing about their style. and to be honest I don't have a style icon anyway. absolutely none.
but I always enjoy your posts, no matter what the topic is, and I enjoyd that one as well. and your B.W. interpretation is beautiful! such a cute emerald green bow :)

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Lela said...

I'm obsessed with her look but season 1 and 2 are much better than the rest! Great post :)

xo, - WIN 3 dresses!

Gabriela and Chris said...

Cute photos!

Fashion R&D said...

Great post and I love your hair! B is in a class all her own, isn't she! I like some of the stuff she wears and I think she's beautiful!

Sara said...

I love your hair with that bow! I have never watched this show, but I can say that I love all of the pics I have seen of the girls all dolled up :)

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

I adore B's style, I feel like her style is very girly and pretty, has an edge at times but usually it's quite feminine. I really relate to her style - total girly girl! haha!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

gabbeezy said...

Headbands are totally Blair Waldorf trademarks. I love that you used a headband with a bow to really accent the headband! More Blair Waldorf outfits can be found in my Gossip Girl collection on SocialBliss!