Gossip Girl’s Serena Van Der Woodsen: Style for less

by mehak on September 22, 2010

Hello Upper East Siders! If you are a follower of my blog and have read my Blair Waldorf feature, you know how much of a Gossip Girl  addict i am. AND the fourth season of Gossip Girl is now on tv with Serena and Blair parading the streets of Paris in their usual fabulous style, so i thought it was the perfect time to do a Serena Van der Woodsen style for less feature. Serena’s style has always been the same- very high fashion, sexy, and classic. Colour wise, she doesnt experiment with too many prints or colours like Blair does and sticks to mostly neutrals with an occasional pop of colour here and there.Blake Lively has never ending legs, and she completely rocks all those skin hugging minis on Gossip Girl. All of those obviously cost a fortune.

There are 2 staple items in Serena Van der woodsen’s wardrobe:
1. High Fashion Dresses (Short mini’s or full length designer gowns)
2.Coats/Blazers and Leather Jackets
From left to right: Serena van der woodsen yellow dress(Ralph Lauren), Blue mini dress, strapless ruffle dress, striped 
tunic dress

Style for less – All under Rs 2000(40$)- except the yellow one.

Left to Right:Yellow dress from net a porter, Blue mini dress from forever21, strapless ruffled dress from www.asos.com and struped tunic dress from forever 21
The second staple in Serena Van der woodsens wardrobe that i am completely obsessed with is her wide collection  of jackets. I think the stylist must be spending a bomb on all that leather.Specially lusting after the tan ones with the boots and skirt.Love that style!

Let to Right: Brown and tan leather jackets and coats, Grey buttoned down overcoat, tan leather jacket with schoolgirl skirt, sequin jacket

I thought these were some cute knockoffs for the above looks from forever21 and www.asos.com(All under Rs 4000 (80$- leather is expensive people!))

Left to Right Tan & Brown leather jackets, Neutral buttoned down overcoats both from asos.com. Schoolgirl skirt  & black jacket with white skirt from forever 21, Sequin jacket from asos.com

Accessory wise, Serena pairs some bold pieces with her style- an oversized designer bag, strings of beads or a statement necklace. Forever 21 and Accessorize have some amazing accessories if you want to accessorize like Serena Van der Woodsen, plus they are super affordable.

The girls of Gossip Girl have some amazing makeup and Serena Van der Woodsen keeps it classic, and simple yet so elegant. She has been quoted as saying that she swears by YSlL Neon Matte Lipsticks, La Mer Skin cream and Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. Her hair is usually has a ‘just got out of bed’ look or is in a messy bun/ponytail.
Hope you enjoyed my rather pointless Serena Van der Woodsen style for less feature! I cannot wait to see what happens when Chuck bumps into Serena and Blair in Paris. Fireworks at their gossip girl best!

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Jasmine Lee September 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Wow great choices! would love to see individual prices and maybe bigger pictures.. jus a suggestion for next time! :)

Love the choices! Great post! I love gossip girl too! LOVE their style!

xoxo, jaz


Miami Glamour September 22, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Hey….Great Blog

I really like this blog, its very interesting

You can check out mine too and you can leave your comments there, we also have a page where you can find the perfect frangrance! on the page we have reviews and if you like any product you can share it on facebook!



Thank you!


fashionismyh2o September 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Great choices! :) Love her look and this blog is excellent x


Poohkie September 22, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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mehak May 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

will pooh kie will check


Vera September 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm

im such an addict too haha:) i love her style :) http://fashionispassion-vera.blogspot.com/


Cynthia Z September 23, 2010 at 4:00 am

I love GG too! Can't wait to watch the new season when I'm back.

Serena's legs are endless!



Mehak September 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm

@Jamie – Thanks and yes these imaged wer actually larger than this- but im using paint to edit them (Yes its a shocker that im not photoshop addict) and when i upload them, they somehow appear much smaller. I shall definitely mention individual prices next time ..stay tuned :)


Shop N' Chomp September 28, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Great post! =D


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