How does original 'Gossip Girl' stack up against reboot? Fashion trends then and now

The 'Gossip Girl' reboot stars Whitney Peak and Jordan Alexander

                            How does original 'Gossip Girl' stack up against reboot? Fashion trends then and now
The fashion on 'Gossip Girl' has changed considerably in the years since the original ([email protected]) ([email protected])

The cast of the upcoming 'Gossip Girl' reboot has some serious fashionable footwear to fill, but it looks like they've decided to choose comfort over style to do it. Well, for the most part at least. The new gang of 'Gossip Girl' seems to veer more to edge than elegance and believes in keeping it real, well as real as you can get on a 'Gossip Girl' reboot from the looks of it. 

So how does the fashion from the original and the fashion from the reboot hold up against each other? Let's have a look at the trends from now versus then and explore if anyone can ever truly outshine the gorgeous Blake Lively and Leighton Meester in the roles that made them style icons for a generation. If you enjoy fashionable teen dramas with an edge then perhaps you will also enjoy shows like 'Elite' and 'Bridgerton'. 


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1.Sneakers vs Stilletos

Serena van der Woodsen played by Blake Lively and Blair Waldorf played by Leighton Meester would have probably never had even considered wearing sneakers, but sneakers sneak up on us everywhere we look it seems on the sets of the reboot of 'Gossip Girl'. While Jordan Alexander who plays Julien Calloway certainly seems to have the most of a predilection towards sneakers, many of the other cast members like Whitney Peak who plays Zoya Lott, who comes from an entirely different background than the rest of her schoolmates are also often spotted in sneakers combined with tube socks and not the stockings that Blair and Serena had such an affinity to. 

Jordan Alexander stars in the reboot of 'Gossip Girl' (Warnermedia)



2. Bald vs hairbands 

Blair Waldorf's hairbands became something of a trademark and a fashion statement that banded fans of 'Gossip Girl' together. On the reboot of 'Gossip Girl' it is Jordan Alexander's bald and bold fashion statement however that is turning heads. We're sure Blair would have found a way to accessorize this look with a hairband too though.

Leighton Meester starred in the original 'Gossip Girl' while Jordan Alexander stars in the reboot ([email protected]) ([email protected])



3. Slouchy vs Stylish

The original 'Gossip Girl' had characters that always looked like they were straight off a film set, but that element of fantasy is turned down several notches in the 'Gossip Girl' reboot where oversized sweaters, combined with tiny bike shorts and perpetually loosened ties seem to be more the norm. We have to say though while we appreciate a bit of realism after all this is probably a lot closer to how actual teenagers dress, we do miss Serena and Blair's sartorial visions no matter how unrealistic. 

The reboot of 'Gossip Girl' has much more of a slouchy versus stylish approach (Warner Media)




4. Bling vs bowties

It's hard to imagine that any young gent could possibly be as fashionable as Chuck Bass played by Ed Westwick on 'Gossip Girl' and it seems that those dapper days on 'Gossip Girl' could be over. The new cast members like Evan Mock who plays edgy Akie Menzies, still know how to rock a suit, but this time it comes complete with pink hair, bling, and wheels which we're pretty sure that Chuck would never use. A skateboard that is!

The original 'Gossip Girl' had the male members of the cast often sporting bow ties and cravats ([email protected]) ([email protected])



5. Hoodies vs Hats

On the reboot of 'Gossip Girl' the cast members again much like teens in real life can be seen skulking around in their hoodies. Quite a far cry from some of the fabulous hats that Serena used to rock back in the day. 




What remains the same? 

True style they say is timeless and some things do remain the same then and now on 'Gossip Girl'. For one the cast members on both the shows seem to have a penchant for boots and quite a gorgeous collection of them.




Besides the boots, we're also happy to see that bling especially on some of the gowns that the cast wears seems to also have transcended the years in between. 

The cast of the original 'Gossip Girl' and the reboot both seem to have a passion for bling ([email protected]) ([email protected])



To find out for yourself which of the 'Gossip Girl' versions you find more fashionable, the reboot of 'Gossip Girl' premieres on HBO Max on July 8. 

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