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The Gossip Girl Reboot Is As Fashion-Forward As The Original. Here’s How To Shop The Looks

From the second that the Gossip Girl reboot became a reality, our obsession has been twofold: finding out who the Constance Billard class of 2021 will be, and, almost more urgently, what they’ll be wearing — because as much as S and B were the characters, the fashion played a star role, too. Naturally, many predicted the same for Gossip Girl 2.0. Now that filming is underway, and behind-the-scenes photos have begun springing up across social media, we can say with some certainty that the second coming of the beloved aughts show holds up, fashion-wise. Hell, it might even be better than the first. Given that we’re talking about Gossip Girl, a show that dramatizes the self-interested social politics among the upper crust of Manhattan high-schoolers, not all of the clothes worn in the reboot are accessible. Wearing a $2,000 Balmain blazer to class like Monet de Haan (Savannah Smith) just isn’t realistic in the real world, no matter how well pinstripes pair with a Jacquemus Le Chiquito bag. For regular people, there’s not really a real need to splurge on a Christopher John Rogers gown like Julien Calloway’s (Jordan Alexander). But, thanks to costume designer Eric Daman, who also was responsible for the original costumes, your favorite Upper East Side wardrobes don’t all come with a hefty price tag and a long waitlist. Some are both available now and reasonably affordable. Given the buzz surrounding the show — Gossip Girl’s Instagram has over 300,000 followers and it hasn’t even premiered yet — any fashion item that’s been spotted during filming, especially the lower-prices ones, won’t stay in stock for long. That’s to say, when you find one that is up for grabs, we suggest you act on it — fast. To make sure you don’t miss a steal before it’s too late, we rounded up all the Gossip Girl-approved pieces that are still available. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.This is a stop-and-look outfit if we’ve ever seen one. Now, if only we had a place to wear it. Jordan Alexander wearing an A.L.C. top, Commando leggings, Louboutin boots, a Gucci Creole handbag, and Celine sunglasses.Photo: James Devaney/GC Images.A.L.C. Winnie Bra Top, $, available at Neiman MarcusCommando Faux Patent-Leather Leggings, $, available at Net-A-PorterThis outfit is all we want to wear on a Saturday afternoon for the remainder of spring. Jordan Alexander in a Dolce & Gabbana trench coat, a Cinq à Sept Eddie sweater, Tommy Hilfiger pants, Fila Trigate sneakers, and a Dior Saddle bag. Photo: Gotham/GC Images.Cinq à Sept Eddie Sweater, $, available at ShopbopFila Trigate Sneakers, $, available at FilaNow, this is the kind of designer-studded Upper East Side look we were expecting from the reboot. Don’t worry, though, we pulled out the least expensive pieces. Zión Moreno wearing a Burberry cape, a Sea by Chloe sweater, a Louis Vuitton tote bag, and Aquazzura boots. Savannah Smith wearing a Balmain blazer, a Jacquemus Le Chiquito handbag, and Valentino sandals. Photo: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.See By Chloé Turtleneck Sweater, $, available at 24SJacquemus Le Chiquito Mini Bag, $, available at FarfetchWe’d be smiling this big too if we had a red, corduroy Fendi Baguette bag. Jordan Alexander wearing Schutz Maryana boots and a Fendi Baguette bag.Photo: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.Schutz Maryana Knee-High Croc-Embossed Leather Boots, $, available at Saks Fifth AvenueThis look is a perfect example of why we’re predicting that Zoya Lott (Whitney Peak) is the next Little J. Whitney Peak wearing an Alex Mill cardigan, Dr. Martens boots, and a Melanin Apparel tote bag. Photo: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.Melanin Apparel Recycling Black Dollars Totes Bag, $, available at Melanin ApparelAlex Mill Fair Isle Cardigan, $, available at ShopbopDr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Boots, $, available at ShopbopNothing says “Eric Daman costume directed this” than Luna La (Zión Moreno) wearing a $1,250 fringe sweater from AREA with $63 Steve Madden booties. Zión Moreno wearing Lapima Lisa sunglasses, an Area sweater, and Steve Madden Jemma boots. Savannah Smith wearing a Le Beret Francais beret and a Chanel belt.Photo: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.Le Beret Francais Classic Light Blue Beret Woman, $, available at Le Beret FrancaisSteve Madden Jemmah Ankle Boot, $, available at AmazonIf this photo isn’t the 2021 version of Posh Spice (Emily Alyn Lind) and Sporty Spice (Jordan Alexander), then we don’t know what is. Emily Alyn Lind wearing a Givenchy top, a Veronica Beard Miller blazer, a JW Pei Rantan bag, and Salvatore Ferragamo Viva heels. Jordan Alexander wearing a YSL custom jacket, a Louis Vuitton handbag, and Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers.Photo: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.Veronica Beard Miller Dickey Jacket, $, available at Neiman MarcusBalenciaga White Triple S Sneakers, $, available at SSENSEJW PEI Rantan Bag, $, available at JW PEIOkay, why weren’t uniforms this chic when we were in school? Whitney Peak wearing Dr. Marten Jadon 2 boots.Photo: Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.Dr. Martens Burgundy Vegan Jadon 2 Platform Boots, $, available at SSENSELike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Jordan Alexander’s Look Is Perfect For The WeekendAlice + Olivia’s New Line Is Gossip Girl-InspiredGet Spotted In A Varsity Jacket This Winter