By Milton

This blog is for all of you who follow Gossip Girl every week for wardrobe inspiration. If you’re not familiar with the TV series, it is based on the lives of some high school students from the Upper East Side of New York City. The show pretty much resembles a catwalk full of designer clothes. The main characters, Blair Waldrof, Serena van der Woodsen and Jen Humphrey wear brands such as Gucci, Balenciaga, Chanel and many more in every episode. I can’t promise you that I can teach you how to copy the pattern to a Chanel suit or how to reproduce the latest It-bag. However, I can give you tips of how to get a similar look and create accessories that match the ones Upper East Side socialites wear in this hit TV Series.

Let’s start with Blair Waldrof. Her signature style is preppy and classic. You can get her look by wearing school girl uniform inspirations, plaids, peter pan collars, pearl necklaces and knee-high socks. One of her signature accessories are headbands.

In the episode “All About My Brother” she wore a red and white striped ribbon headband with a double bow on the side. I recreated this headband and it was easier than you can imagine. The first step is to make ribbon loops; you can use fabric glue or your sewing machine. For this headband I did a 4″ and a 5″ loop and then I sew it in the center. Then put one on top of the other and wrap another loop around them and glue it (or sew it) at the bottom. For the headband I used a 17″ piece of ribbon, but I recommend you measure your head before you cut it, otherwise you take the risk of having a headband too tight or too loose. Attach a 3″ of elastic to the two ends and glue the bow you made before on the side of it. Just wear it with the right outfit and you’ll get the look of Blair Waldorf.

26 thoughts on “Gossip Girl Accessories

  1. hey. OMG, i realllllllllly love it. seriously. but problem is, I live in the philippines and i don’t know where i can get my hands on such PRETTY red-striped ribbon. 😦 i love Blair’s style so much, i have a collection of more than twenty headbands already. Haha. πŸ™‚

    i must find ribbon identical to this one.

  2. Amazing! I’m tickled pink to have found this how-to. I’ll definitely be giving this a try tomorrow or the next night!

  3. HEY MILTON . DONT KNOW IF U REMEMBER ME BUT I USE 2 WORK WITH U @ M&J TRIMMINGS. ANYWAY….I LOVE THE SATIN HEADBANDS WITH THE BOW ON THE SIDE BUT I CAN FIND A PLACE 2 BUT ANY. DO U KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY THEM FROM DOWN THERE IN THE FASHION DISTRICT? IF NOT I WILL B COMING DOWN THERE 2 THE STORE 2 GET THE BOWS N MATERIALS 2 MAKE MY OWN.

  4. Hi,
    thanks for putting up this information. I really like this band….
    you mentioned that we can attach a (3β€³ of elastic to the two ends) of the ribbon… what kind of elastic do you mean? can you show us a picture of it? where can we buy it?

  5. Hi Pingting. Sorry for the extremely late reply. You can get the elastic by call 1.800.965.8746 ext 377. The person who picks up the phone will know exactly which elastic you’ll need for the headband.

  6. Hi , sorry i forgot to mention that I’m from Singapore…. So I don’t think I can call to ask…. is there another way to find it? thanks…..

  7. hey there, i love the headband of blair which she wore sometimes the silver glitters anyone knows where she got it?

  8. Hi!
    Which size did you use for the headband, 16mm or 23mm? I’d also like to know what size you’d recommend for a baby.

    Thanks, Mary

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