Gossip Girl Fashion Flashback: Serena van der Woodsen

The Gossip Girl television series may be over, but its iconic impact on fashion will live on forever. We asked GG fashion fan and expert Karrisa Bowers to look back on some of her favorite looks from the six seasons of the show. Today, she analyzes Serena van der Woodsen‘s (Blake Lively) style. Take a look at the gallery below to flashback to some of S’s looks. Which one is your fave?

PS- Karissa, editor of FashionofGossipGirl.com, has just created a site dedicated to the new CW show The Carrie Diaries (which GG costume designer Eric Daman works on). Check it out at The Carrie Diaries Style!

Flashback to Season One where Serena sported a hippie-chic, Kate Moss-inspired look. In “Bad News Blair,” Serena keeps it neutral in brown tones and adds a pop of color with her Gucci Indy bag.

Serena’s bohemian look added flair to her Contance Billard uniform, making us all wish we looked that effortlessly cool back in high school. Over-the-knee boots by Chinese Laundry and a cashmere Magaschoni vest make her uniform instantly cute.

Now out of high school, Serena begins to wear a more sophisticated look, while still maintaining a laid back vibe to her ensembles. In “Easy J,” Serena mixed and matched patterns and textures with a Tibi Byzantine skirt and a printed Porter Grey top.

On a cold day in “The Hurt Locket,” Serena makes a bold statement while wearing plaid tights with thigh high leather boots. She finishes off the look with a cozy, grey wool 3.1 Phillip Lim coat.

Serena dresses up a pretty, delicate Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent dress with a Givenchy blazer in “The Jewel of Denial.” She pulls together the look with green chunky necklaces and Charlotte Olympia platform pumps.

In “Beauty and The Feast,” Serena dons stripes and florals while hanging out with Ivy Dickens. She wears a coral Topshop blazer and a Porter Grey floral chiffon skirt.

Serena’s breezy look in “Dirty Rotten Scandals” was an instant favorite for me. Her Haute Hippie skirt is paired with a neutral crystal beaded tank by Madison Marcus. Snakeskin pumps and a 3.1 Phillip Lim bag complete the look.

Serena is pretty in pastels at a summer wedding in “Gone Maybe Gone,” wearing a Jenny Packham scalloped dress paired with Sequin ‘Mystere’ earrings.

Serena revisits her bohemian style days in a maxi skirt by Haute Hippie and an Alice + Olivia chain embellished top. By adding kaleidoscopic shoes and a rainbow Angel Jackson bag, this outfit pops!

In “Where The Vile Things Are,” Serena sticks with a burgundy color palette and wears colorblock denim by Rag & Bone, an oversize Giada Forte cardigan and a Burberry Prorsum striped bag. This outfit makes a bold statement and is true to Serena’s daring fashion sense.


  1. anna-maria Said:

    hay serena kanst du mir was sagen wie du scho dün bist kanst du mir mal sagen wie es geht bitte weil ich will so wie du sein aber das bin ich bald wenn ich das dvd angucke

  2. anna-maria Said:

    ich finde dich echt hammer du sichst scho wunder schön aus serena du und nate ihr bast echt gut zusammen das ist die wahait ihr bleibt bitte zusammen

  3. marieflor macapagal Said:

    i so love the whole outfit..the sparkling tops and printed skirts.. shows off her gorgeous long legs. :)

  4. Ariana Said:

    I luv her style so much

  5. Kaitlynn Carlson Said:

    I am a fan

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  8. charms blog Said:

    Ready to buy earring for myself, I just encounter this post accidently. When I finish reading over, I have a clear mind in my mind to choose the best earrings for me. Thanks, blogger.

  9. Arthur Said:

    I love you,Serena

  10. Anonymous Said:

    I luv u,serena

  11. mary Said:

    Sei bellissimaa!

  12. Alyssa Said:

    that’s awesome… +im a HUGE fan

  13. Abigail Ben Said:

    I admire your acting and u are beautiful and the uniform skirt showed your nice long legs I like it

  14. Jordan Said:

    omggg I love Gossip girl like SO much! I love the books & I love the show. WHY CAN’T I BE BLAIR AND SERENA?! :(

  15. xoxo44 Said:

    SVDW is DIVA. I love you S. You is perfect!

  16. Godwin Ndukwe Said:

    serena u are d perfect girl i luv it wen u are with dan is much cool

  17. julie Said:

    Uanga panigalu isiginnaartaqaatsigit.
    Kalaallit nunaanni Nuummi uteruma qanoq maqaasinartigissavisi.
    Me and my datter vi look yuors dvd. Vi like you gossip gir
    From. Julie and Greta
    Greenland. Nuuk.

  18. kelley Reed Said:

    i love this show just finished watching all of the seasons! she is so pretty! who is ur favorite charcter mine is Serena

  19. michelle Said:

    Very classy,seductive….serena :)

  20. gosip girl Said:

    Serina is awsome and the it girl if she could sing she would beat rihana I think she and cris brown should meet. Mabe he can make rihana jelous too



  22. Bulelwa Said:

    So loving Serena especial da way she act on gossip grl nd her fashion stly she do t all for me her character z humble , down 2 earth nd also da confident dat wat I lyk about her

  23. janeya Said:

    i love sernea she plays a really good part in gossip girl. i hope they do a nother season with them older how they are now

  24. Emmy Espyara Said:

    I luv serena very much. I tink btn her n blair, she is service queen

  25. Emmy Espyara Said:

    I luv serena very much. I tink btn her n blair, she is de queen among dem. Serena is fabulous

  26. Serena Said:

    I love S she’s beautiful!
    And yes, Serena it’y my real name!

  27. Raleigh Said:

    your character in gossip girl is life changing to me but I don’t really know if u are really like your character so so maybe I’m lying to my self but if u are some what like u character then ill be so happy

  28. myasia Said:

    Y’all need to make a season 7 I am dying to know Where everybody stands as of today!!!! 2014

  29. Katy Said:

    Hey sernea give some gossip about your clothes and how to get a bf like Dan

  30. Anonymous Said:

    I love Blake lively

  31. Tori Said:

    You are my favorite character Serena, you are always fixing your friends problems and keep up with the style!! You have inspired me so much!

  32. kate Said:

    you amazing serena don’t let anyone tell you different and so is your best friend blair waldorf

  33. kate heron Said:

    omg i love serena i think her and chuck bass would make a great couple xoxo gossip girls cousin ill never tell xgossipgirlx

  34. Brooklyn Said:

    I Really liked your look Serena

  35. Haylie Chasse Said:

    every body that calls u a slut they are wrong u are as beautiful as any body i wish i could become into the beautieful young lady you are and i just wanted u to know that who ever says that they love you more than me they are wrong i love you 10,000,00000 times more and they might say that too but mine is true and u cant change who you are if i were u and i am still praying that i will have the beautifulness that u have i would NEVER change who i am and you are an AMAZING actor and i just wanted to say but if u cant get back to me i understand i love you soo much :) bye S. love H.

  36. gfdjhdgc Said:

    she is perfect!!!!i love her, she is my favorite actress ever!! cant wait to see her new movie!!!

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