Gossip Girl Fashion Breakdown: "New Haven Can Wait"

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The sixth episode of Season 2 of Gossip Girl, "New Haven Can Wait," was as notable for its fashion statements as for its quotes and plot twists.

Below, our Gossip Girl fashion contributor, the fabulous Liza L., breaks down the episode, telling us where we can get its amazing looks ...

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This episode (in Gossip Girl fashion terms) could be used as a manual for How to Dress When Making a Major Life Decision.

Blair Waldorf, as everyone knows, is a very serious and busy person. Her outfits are always perfect for the occasions, and thoroughly planned, just like her war strategies.

  • Catherine Malandrino Belted Shirt-Dress ($595, here)
  • Diane von Furstenberg Matine Skirt ($225, here); Catherine Malandrino swing dress with smocking detail ($ 495, here); Garland bracelet from Signature Collection (here, online store coming soon); Paul Smith Stripe Knit tie ($135, here or here).
  • Paul Smith Jeans Cardigan ($47, here), Hamptons Embossed Python Flap Tote from Coach ($1,000, here), non-python for $500, here
  • Preppy B
  • Ivy League Blair

And for those who prefer a slightly more casual or relaxed version - just add a little fun twist to the whole outfit with a cool scarf (as demonstrated by Leighton Meester):

  • Tolani Honeycomb scarf ($85, here)

Serena van der Woodsen, meanwhile, is always more relaxed about her style - everything will turn out well in the end of the day, so why worry?

  • Black Halo Jackie O Cut Out Dress ($325, here)
  • Ralph Lauren Collection Breanna Double Peplum Jacket ($899, on sale, here); Celine Watch Me Work bag ($100, here).
  • Catherine Malandrino Chiffon Floral Embroidered dress ($371, here).

But, in the end of the day, nothing can keep them apart. At least not for a long time.

Blair: Anna Sui Chevron Print Top ($300, here); Coach Claudine pumps ($318, here), L.A.M.B. high waist plaid skirt ($245, here), Coach hat in grey ($248, here)

Serena: Celine Watch Me Work bag ($2,100, here), Chloe Suede Booties ($585, here), Joie Marissa Sweater Dresss.

  • Serena the Student
  • Yale Rivals?

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where does that dress that serena wheres during the deans dinner come from? I absolutely love it please help me out!

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VozTPi

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she looks studios..so pretty!

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does anyone know where the shirt serena is wearing is from? the one she wore at yale under her cream and purple striped blazer? which is btw, ralph lauren right?

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Who makes Vanessa's shirt in the episode "There might be blood?" (I think It was a navy striped wrap blouse)

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Blair's tote is actually the Sang A River Tote in African Crocodile. http://sanga.com/store/item.ht...

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compared to the guys on the show, i dont think seb stan is that cute, but oh wells. leighton and chace are so cute tog in interviews.

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I would like to know where can i find the greyish silver bow band Blair wore....???
does anyone know...??

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Thanks for the info. I really want that Coach hat!!

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Yea i thought the Tolani scarves were not cool enough for Leighton but checked them out at
socalfashionupdates.blogspot.c... and umm , those honeycomb styles are really really nice. I'll have to get a few for the Fall...!