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Vanessa Abrams

How to Dress Like Vanessa Abrams

Vanessa Abrams

The television show Gossip Girl is one of the most watched on television today among teens and young women alike and one of the most popular characters on the show is Vanessa Abrams. On the show Abrams is an aspiring filmmaker and her films and her sense of style are quirky and fun. Her relatable character has gained her many fans that all wish to dress like her.

In the books Abrams has a shaved head, wears mostly black, and is slightly overweight but in the television series she is slim, has long wavy jet black hair and is anything but a drab dresser. Here are some of the ways to achieve the Vanessa Abrams look for television:

•    Pants: on the show Abrams likes to wear a lot of tights. She will always layer on top of these tights but she usually starts with tights and goes from there. You can either go with black tights or a darker color pair of tights that has some sort of low key print on it as Abrams wears both on the show.
•    Mini-skirts: one of the more popular layers that Abrams like to use over top of her tights is a mini-skirt. These mini-skirts should come down to just below the buttocks and can be made of denim or any other material. Depending on the rest of the outfit the mini-skirt you choose can be black, white, or any color in between. Usually the mini-skirt will be dark colored to match the tights, but sometimes they can even be worn as a standalone without any tights.
•    Shirts and tops: Here again Abrams likes to layer her clothing. To get this look start with a regular and fun t-shirt and layer that with a jacket of some sort. Abrams likes to wear longer rain coat style jackets that are typically darker colored in nature and she will usually keep them closed up but only doing so with the tie and not actually the buttons. This seems to be more for fashion instead of function.
•    Shoes: Abrams tends to go for the black leather ankle high heeled boots and you can help yourself nail the look by getting a pair. If you like you can go with a pair that features a collard part on top as Abrahams frequents these on the show. Because they are black you will be able to wear them with a number of different Abrams outfits.
•     Accessories: Abrams like big purses and in this department she likes to go on the colorful side. You can get any type of larger handbag you like to add some flair to your outfit and don’t be scared of crazy looking patterns. Another big accessory that Abrams often sport is a scarf. Sometimes she goes with a solid color but you should feel free to go with a multicolored tie if you so desire as she has done both on the show. When choosing jewelry, go with bigger earrings like hoops and wear necklaces that tent to hang low.

All you will need now is that famous wavy jet black hair and you too will look like you just walked of the set of Gossip Girl.

How to Dress Like Blair Waldorf

Blair Waldorf’s look is nothing if not classic, simple and chic. The look may look easy to put together, but it does take an eye for classic pieces to create the kind of style that Blair Waldorf favors. To dress like Blair Waldorf, it’s important to stick to a simple color scheme and to use only classic, tailored items that work well together. Blair would not approve of sloppy clothing that doesn’t fit together well.

Dresses and Skirts

Blair Waldorf loves to wear dresses and skirts. She is rarely, if ever, seen in pants and she wouldn’t dream of wearing shorts. She’s a girlie girl at heart and makes the most out of short to mid-length skirts and dresses of just about any length.

One of her favorite types of dresses is the babydoll dress. This is a simple dress that generally has a high waist or no waistline and it generally has few details. It can have long sleeves, ¾ sleeves, short sleeves or it may be sleeveless in some cases. The babydoll dresses that Blair wears are always very classic looking with elegant lines and with a very feminine look. These dresses often have floaty ends that flow well to create a flirty, girlie look. She sometimes wears far more detailed dresses that have plenty of interesting details and texture, such as one similar to this white dress.

Her skirts are often a mixture of business-like looks and feminine details. She tends to prefer black skirts, white skirts and patterns that use both black and white. Her skirts are often paired with starched, white shirts with few details. The shirts are classic pieces, and sensible Blair knows it. These shirts can be paired with many different skirts to create many classic looks.


It’s rare to see Blair Waldorf without a headband. In many cases, the headband is the only spark of color in an otherwise neutral outfit. She loves to pair simple, black and white outfits with a bright red, yellow or blue headband. Sometimes she will pair a dark outfit with a white or silver headband. The headbands sometimes are plain, brightly-colored bands and sometimes they have bows or other adornments on them. She has been known to wear a bright scarf as a headband as well.


Because Blair wears so many skirts and dresses, she does have a need to keep her legs warm. Part of her signature style is the vast array of tights she has in her collection. These tights are one of the ways that she introduces texture and detail into her wardrobe. While the rest of her outfit may be more classic, she loves to wear textured and patterned tights. She has tights in black and white as well as colors, patterns and even in lace and knit patterns. The most common colors that she wears are black, white and navy. If you have a classic, preppy outfit in one of these colors, pairing it with a pair of coordinating tights will make it look like something that Blair Waldorf would be very comfortable wearing.