Different time periods, same levels of fashion obsession.
Mar 24, 2016 2:58am
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On the beach Marissa Cooper was WAY more chill than Serena Van Der Woodsen when it came to hitting the beach.
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Blazers Preppy blazers were just as cute on the Upper East Side as they were in The O.C.
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Boots Two pairs of boots, two VERY different ways.
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Bridesmaid dresses Serena and Marissa were both bridesmaids at their mums’ weddings, but Julie Cooper and Lily Van Der Woodsen had very different taste. Case in point: Serena’s high fashion look vs. Marissa’s textbook bridesmaid getup.
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Semi-coordination Didn’t you just love it when Summer and Marissa / Blair and Serena kind of, almost coordinated their outfits? #FriendshipGoals
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Cotillion Ahhhh, Cotillion. That super American coming-of-age event that we only know about because of shows like The O.C. and Gossip Girl. While four years apart, Summer and Blair’s looks were equally gorge.
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Cotillion As were Marissa and Serena’s (even though Marissa ended up sobbing over her dad Jimmy after he was punched in the face for losing all his clients’ money). Side note: The Cotillion fashion is way more advanced on The Upper East Side.
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Cut-outs Marissa Cooper was so ahead of her time. While cut-out details are bang on trend rn, she was rocking them way back when.
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Graduation Graduation in California looks a lot happier than in NYC! Summer and Marissa are giving off all of the bestie vibes with those cute grins and Hawaiian leis. Bonus style points to Serena for fashioning the tassel from her cap into some sort of hair accessory.
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Hairbands Hair accessory trends have come a long way, haven’t they?
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Jeans and silky tops No matter what the year, a silky cami with a good pair of jeans is an awesome smart/casual option.
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Lingerie How’s this for a head fuck: Summer was dressing up in superhero gear to impress her/our true love, Seth Cohen, who is played by Adam Brody. Leighton Meester, aka Blair Waldorf, is now married to Adam Brody IRL and they have a baby. LUCKY ADAM BRODY.
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Pearls Proof that pearls are a timeless classic.
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Pink princesses Summer Roberts and Blair Waldorf will both always be kweens to us.
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Prom Prom in Orange County was all about relaxed florals and boho vibes. And on the Upper East Side, it was the exact opposite. In case you were wondering, Serena wore Zuhair Murad, Blair wore Marchesa and Marissa wore Chanel.
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Red maxi skirts Blake Lively and Rachel Bilson are still our ultimate boho style idols.
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Runway Runway fashion in The O.C. vs. NYC. Both questionable.
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School Look, we’re just going to say it. Both of these examples of ‘school uniform’ are batshit cray.
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Swimwear The bejewelled tattoo around Summer’s belly button is peak early naughties. While Blair’s retro ‘50s swimsuit is peak Blair Waldorf.
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Wedding dresses Blair threw a total fashion curve ball by marrying Chuck in ice blue Ellie Saab, while Summer kept things California classic for her nuptials to Seth Cohen (<3).
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White dresses Marissa and Serena were pros when it came to pretty white dresses. Both of these looks have us seeing hearts.
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Ruffled white mini dresses Blair puts her spin on a Marissa Cooper classic by taking a few inches off the hem and adding a trademark Blair Waldorf headband, natch.
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House party House parties were WAY different in these two hoods. For one, Marissa’s so bored she’s reading. She’s also rocking flats, while S has heels and a giant Tiffany box for extra height. (Greetings, Upper East-Siders!)