Gossip Girl Style: Pearl Jam Wore It First, But Blair Brought The Plaid Back To Life

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January 2, 2008

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Spotted: Fabulous outerwear almost being upstaged by a shameless plug for underwear (which we'll breeze right past, pausing only to note that La Perla seems much closer to Eleanor Waldorf's taste level). The ladies of Gossip Girl have been wearing the most stunning coats, hats, and boots of late, and who can blame them? They certainly can't be expected to hit the ice rink in Central Park or sip cocoa on the steps of The Met without donning the most covetable of cold weather wear.

Blair's icy personality was no match for her toasty skating get-up, including an ivory Lothians Tam from Anthropologie ($98) and oh-so-cute capelet and skirt combo. Play style superwoman with similar plaid capes from Helen Welsh ($83) or Dakota Martin ($297). Or opt for the supershort Trina Turk capelet ($178) Blair sported in the Thanksgiving episode. Finish the ice princess look with a pink cashmere turtleneck from Yaya Aflalo ($46) and snow white tights from Bebe ($19).

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Cop Jenny's Constance Billard choirgirl look by pairing a black-and-white herringbone coat with a ruffled bottom ($794) with a kicky candy apple red beret, gloves and scarf from Ralph Lauren (marked down to $387 from $845). Looking for something in a more Humphrey-esque price range? This stylish Soia & Kyo Belted Houndstooth Jacket at Nordstrom costs only $220.

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You can't traverse the slushy Upper East Side in any old boots. Serena's thigh-high Chinese Laundry flat boots ($100) will keep your legs and feet warm. And the timeless red Burberry trench ($695) in which she strolled through the Christmas market is a show stopper and perfect snowstorm topper.

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Finally, we've been noticing quite a lot of plaid in the UES. Blair mixed and matched to great effect in 'Roman Holiday,' and she's been sighted in Diane Von Furstenberg's Siddell three-quarter sleeved black and cream coat ($900) and Fremont's tan and blue Capulet plaid coat ($396). Our little Jenny, too, has taken a few mismatched plaid risks, pairing a coat similar to Jenne Maag's belt-waisted plaid coat ($150) with a bold tam o' shanty that we're not quite sure about. She's also rocked Tocca's Alessandra Windowpane coat ($660) in deep red. With the school uniforms these girls are forced into, you would think they'd get their fill of plaid during the school week, but we must admit we're kind of digging their daring.

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What do you think of the mismatched plaids trend? Is Gossip Girl doing for plaid now what the Seattle grunge scene did for it in the '90s? And is that a good thing or a bad thing?

 
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