How Gossip Girl Inspired an Entire Generation of Fashion Lovers

When stylist Eric Daman Instagrammed a photo of the new cast of the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot at the tail end of 2020, it was propelled into the stratosphere of endless regrams and became the center of conversation for many fashionistas online.

Set to release this July on HBO, the new series stars the likes of Canadian actress Jordan Alexander and It-boy Evan Mock wearing updated versions of the classic Gossip Girl school uniforms that some would say not only defined, but set an entirely new expectation for fashion on TV in the mid-Aughts.

For an aspiring fashion writer who

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12 Items That Say You’re a Fashion Girl Without Saying You’re a Fashion Girl

Sometimes I’m particularly excited to write certain stories, and this is one of them. I think I’m pretty good at knowing a fashion girl when I see one. One of the reasons for this is that they wear things that are dead giveaways that they know and love fashion, and I’m an expert at spotting those things, if I do say so myself. In some cases, it’s a certain brand, and in others, it’s a specific It item or micro-trend that you’d only know about if you study the runways and perhaps read Who What Wear on a regular basis.

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