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 ...


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
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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
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Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.