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The Best Outfits From Gossip Girl 2.0’s Debut Season

Xoxo, Gossip Girl.

Hello, Upper East Siders, New York’s most elite high schoolers are back better than ever. The hit TV show Gossip Girl has finally resurrected nearly eight years after the final episode aired, giving viewers a glance into a new generation of Manhattan’s most affluent (and entitled) teens.

Just like its original counterpart, the HBO Max reboot still keeps fashion at the forefront. Although there are many style parallels between the two series, the new show offers a refreshing twist. Styled by costume designer Eric Daman, hailing from the OG series, Gossip Girl 2.0 serves us a blend of nostalgia and designer with looks, ranging from bold silhouettes to totally glammed-out school uniforms.

After a seemingly long three months since the midseason finale on Thursday, Aug. 12, the show finally resumed at the end of November, starting off with its highly-anticipated Thanksgiving episode, and let’s just say, the last batch of episodes did not disappoint. Walk through some of our favorite looks that we absolutely adored throughout Gossip Girl 2.0’s debut season, below.

Warning: Spoilers for Gossip Girl 2.0 ahead.

Episode 1: “Just Another Girl on the MTA”

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In the opening scene, we get our first look into what the signature Gossip Girl school uniform is like in 2021. Zoya Lott (played by Whitney Peak) wore a plaid jumper from French Toast School paired with a matching tie and Adidas Superstar platform sneakers.

Julien Calloway (played by “It” Girl Jordan Alexander) wore an oversized pinstripe button-down with black shorts and a tie. She finished the look with almond-colored boots by Schutz.

Luna La (played by Zión Moreno) is dressed in a white embroidered blouse by Cami NYC, a black skirt, and heeled sandals by Jimmy Choo.

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Later in the episode, Zoya changed into a metallic form-fitting dress by Alice + Olivia. She paired the look with black T-Strap heels from Louise Et Cie and a black Little Liffner crossbody bag.

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The social-savvy mean girls are breakout stars on the show and their outfits do not disappoint. Luna wore a one-shoulder white dress with shimmery stars by Rococo Sand, suede sandals by Valentino, and a dazzling clutch by Judith Leiber. Monet De Haan (played by Savannah Lee Smith) was dressed in a houndstooth corset bodysuit by David Koma and a black mini wrap skirt from Alice + Olivia.

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Our noble Obie Bergmann IV (portrayed by Eli Brown) looked dapper in a brown suit by Hugo Boss.

Episode 2: “She’s Having A Maybe”

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In a sister showdown from Episode 2, Julien strutted the catwalk wearing a black-and-white printed maxi dress by Christopher John Rogers. Her (no longer secret) little sis wore an orange sequined dress by Alex Perry with Sophia Webster sandals and a bejeweled clutch bag from Jimmy Choo.

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Our beloved mean girls stirred the pot in style. Luna wore a pink crop top by Cinq á Sept with orange bottoms, while Monet wore a purple padded blazer and matching pleated trousers by Christopher John Rogers.

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Gossip Girl always gives us a good ballgown moment. Julien was seen in a black corseted ball gown by Christopher John Rogers and Bvlgari earrings.

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In a confrontation in the school bathroom, Zoya wore a burgundy striped top from J. Crew, a plaid skirt, and carried a “Black-Owned Business” canvas tote from Happy Me Tee.

Julien wore an oversized white collared shirt with a navy bomber jacket. She finished the look with a monogram Fendi tote, Cartier earrings, and Nike Air Force 1s.

Episode 3: “Lies Wide Shut”

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Prep meets glam in the show’s third episode. Luna started the school morning in a cropped cableknit sweater by Area. She also wore taupe ankle boots by Steve Madden and light pink sunglasses by Lapima.

Always by her side, Monet wore a white turtleneck tucked into a pinstriped skirt. Her look featured a bow brooch and belt from Chanel and a light blue beret by Le Béret Francais.

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In this scene, our Blair mini-me Audrey Hope (portrayed by Emily Alyn Lind) mastered the layered look. She wore a puffy white peplum shirt by Simone Rocha under a striped sweater vest by Balmain. She finished the look with platform sneaker boots from Matisse Footwear and a white handbag.

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Out all night at the club, Julien shined in an all-black sheer and velvet catsuit by Laquan Smith. On the left, Max Wolfe (played by Thomas Doherty) wore a cigarette-printed shirt by Amiri.

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Max wore a matching yellow striped suit from Bode with a grey shirt from John Elliot. He completed the look with Chelsea boots from Grenson Shoes. On the left, Audrey wore a cream corset midi dress from Jacquemus.

Episode 4: “Fire Walks With Z”

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Julien is truly a queen bee in this statement mesh gown by David Koma.

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Akeno “Aki” Menzies (portrayed by our Hawaiian prince Evan Mock) skated through the Upper East Side in a white button-down, baggy khakis from Levi’s, and a striped tie from Brooks Brothers. He also layered a yellow zip-up and a padded navy jacket. He finished the look with Nike Air Force 1s.

Episode 5: “Hope Sinks”

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In Episode 5, Audrey wore an all-gray ensemble with the bodysuit from Fleur Du Mal and trousers, while Aki wore a white graphic tee with a black blazer and khaki bottoms.

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We simply can’t get enough of this duo’s school ‘fits. Monet was dressed in a white cutout top from Fleur Du Mal, a navy cardigan from L’Agence, and emerald velvet knee-high boots from Gianvito Rossi. She finished the outfit with a Gucci bow brooch and a Jimmy Choo tote. Luna wore a striped sweater from Ba&sh with tan knee-high boots from Sigerson Morrison and a black shoulder bag by Rebecca Minkoff.

The show gave viewers an early Halloween special with plenty of costume ideas. Audrey, inspired by Greta Gerwig from the 2018 Met Gala, wore a voluminous gown by The Row with platform heels.

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For Julien’s costume, she channeled Beyoncé from the 2014 Met Gala in a sparkly sheer black dress by Givenchy with Jimmy Choo suede sandals and black chandelier earrings by Amrita Singh.

Zoya dressed as Solange Knowles, also from the 2014 Met Gala, wearing a shimmery orange gown from 3.1 Phillip Lim. She finished the look with sandals by Stuart Weitzman and gold drop earrings by Deepa Gurnani.

Meanwhile, Monet wore a black-and-white patterned jacket by River Island over a denim dress by Moschino and a Chanel clutch; Luna wore a black lace bustier top from Alexander McQueen under a lavender fur coat; and Obie wore a tuxedo with a fedora.

Episode 6: “Parentsite”

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At the beginning of Episode 6, Luna bundled up in a white turtleneck dress from 525 America and a beige faux fur jacket by Theory. She paired the look with snakeskin boots from Schutz.

Julien wore an oversized jacket from Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2020 collection. She also wore lizard-embossed boots by Schutz and a beige bag from Stella McCartney.

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Audrey’s much-needed support team arrived at the hospital, with Max dressed in a green embroidered wool jacket from Bode and khaki bottoms and Aki in a varsity jacket over a gray hoodie and sweatpants.

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Luna rocked a floral-printed dress by Paco Rabanne.

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Aki wore a black Frank Ocean tee (perhaps a shout-out to the one who first put Mock on everyone’s radar) with patched denim bottoms.

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Gossip Girl brings the beloved Y2K cargo pants trend back in Episode 6, with Julien wearing a white cropped tank and camo-printed bottoms. She later wore the ‘fit with a Balenciaga upside-down denim jacket and a blue handbag from Stella McCartney.

Episode 7: “Once Upon A Time In The Upper West Side”

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Kicking off the second half of the debut season with Episode 7, we see Zoya tackle her relationship with Obie wearing a casual preppy ‘fit, sporting a shearling trucker jacket from Urban Outfitters over a patterned sweater and plaid skirt, finishing it off with a pair of black Dr. Martens. Beside her, Obie wore a navy jacket over a layered sweater and collared shirt with brown bottoms and matching-colored shoes.

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Julien continues to take on one of the best-dressed characters of the series. In this scene, she rocks a cable knit V-neck sweater from Ralph Lauren over a white button-up dress. She then paired her outfit with Stuart Weitzman’s black thigh-high boots and a suede Loewe bag.

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Audrey definitely wins best sweater looks of the season. While speaking to Julien about her feelings for a certain noble prince, she wears a green and navy Purdey Argyle cashmere sweater tank over a white button-up top and a mini skirt. She also carried a black Saint Laurent shoulder bag.

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During the Thanksgiving episode, Aki sported a brown puffer over a forest green button-up paired with black jeans and Nike sneakers.

Max wore a dark brown coat over a white top and burgundy pants with matching lace-up shoes.

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Julien showed up to the holiday feast wearing Dion Lee’s striped long-sleeved dress in green, which was also adorned with twisted detailing on the back.

Episode 8: “Posts On A Scandal”

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With the leak of a family scandal, Julien was spotted in the halls wearing Monse’s patchwork cable knit sweater dress with a blue bandana around her neck and boots.

Luna wears a cream-colored sweater layered over a white button-up and navy mini skirt, along with a Christian Dior red logo tote bag, gray boots from Rag & Bone, and a multicolored bow at the neck.

Aki is seen in a green beanie with his usual school ‘fit, a navy sweater over a white button-up with a striped tie and khaki bottoms.

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Monet is seen in the school’s yard wearing a bomber jacket over a white pearl-embellished mock-neck top from ASOS and a blue skirt, paired with high knee socks and black shoes. She also carried a white quilted bag from Chanel and wore a navy bowtie to complete her uniform.

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During a failed event in Williamsburg, Julien attended the show in a sparkly cheetah-printed dress, adding a bejeweled touch to her shaved head and dangling gold earrings.

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Zoya confronts Julien wearing an R13 yellow plaid shirt, which she wore over an overall dress and white top, paired with a scarf and Dr. Martens boots.

Episode 9: “Blackberry Narcissus”

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Monet served viewers another school fashion moment in a Sunday Best’s kitten V-neck sweater from Aritzia over a white dress, with thigh-high black boots and a pink Dior saddle bag.

Episode 10: “Final Cancellation”

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Luna wore a navy Cinq à Sept sweater with a yellow striped bowtie and a white knee-length dress.

Monet is seen in a white Retrofête “Reagan” top with embellished cuffs, along with a red blazer, which she paired with Monse’s navy pleated mini skirt, Dolce & Gabbana pointed boots, and a blue Louis Vuitton mini bag.

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Julien exits the basketball game in an Adidas x Wales Bonner tartan track suit, which she wore with a white button-up top, white Tabi shoes, and a printed Dior saddle bag.

Audrey is seen helping the “canceled queen” in an oversized V-neck sweater over a white top, finished off with a bow at the neck, black leggings, and heeled boots.

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The duo keeps it simple in this scene, with Obie in a yellow button-up with a jean jacket over it and khaki bottoms. Aki wears a uniform bomber jacket over a striped tee, khakis, and a gray beanie.

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During yet another failed publicity stunt for Julien, Luna stunned at the party in a flowy printed dress by Zimmermann.

At the event, Zoya wears a violet-colored tie-dye ribbed midi dress with metallic heels.

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Zoya tells her dad some bad news in a white Line & Dot Drew wool shacket over her violet dress and carried a red mini bag in her hands.

In this heated episode, Monet is also seen in Maje’s checkered dress with a black turtleneck and pearl accessories.

Episode 11: “You Can’t Take It With Jules”

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Our queen bee hears some unfortunate news in Monse’s prep school blazer, which she wore over an oversized button-up dress. She completed her outfit with a pink handbag and a printed scarf around her neck.

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The trio showed up to a school’s event in jaw-dropping looks, with Monet donning a plaid bustier fitted silhouette and Luna wearing a snakeskin-printed dress. Meanwhile, Audrey wore a strapless black ensemble.

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Max and his father also stole the scene, as he wore a paisley-printed jacket over a mauve top and brown slacks while his dad opted for a stunning embroidered cape-like number.

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Our favorite teacher also pulled some great looks this season, as she was also spotted at the event wearing a floral dress from Lela Rose.

Zoya is seen in a yellow ‘90s-inspired cardigan by Re/Done, along with an overall dress, white turtleneck, slouchy socks, and black Mary Janes.

Her new friend Shan goes for a punk ‘fit in a striped black and gray sweater over a white top, paired with a black mini skirt, mesh tights, combat boots, and lots of silver chain accessories.

Episode 12: “Gossip Gone, Girl”

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Julien is seen in a blue Mecca USA pullover and jeans, while Luna wears Johanna Ortiz’s wine-colored bodysuit-and-cardigan set with denim jeans. Monet also stuns in a Gucci short-sleeved “GG” sweater paired with Maje’s button mini skirt and Eugenia Kim’s white “Sabrina” hat, paired with pearl earrings.

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Audrey tags along an apartment tour wearing a navy coat over a striped sweater and jeans, carrying a Gucci shoulder bag, as well.

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Kate Keller runs a few errands in a tan jacket from Aritzia, with an oversized collared shirt layered under a deep red sweater.

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Mrs. De Haan delivers quite the scene in an off-the-shoulder white dress.

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Max arrives at Aki’s Hudson mansion in a multi-textured puffer coat over a white turtleneck and dark-washed bottoms, and black sunglasses.

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Luna is seen in a Self-Portrait’s burnt orange ribbed top and Monet rocks an plaid turtleneck from Burberry.

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Julien is also in this scene wearing the Sacai x KAWS cropped wool turtleneck sweater, while Zoya sports a striped top and cableknit red cardigan.

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Luna dons a lace maxi dress from Needle & Thread to Aki’s family home in Hudson.

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In the debut season’s final scene, Julien wore a Raisa & Vanessa sequin dress with accentuated shoulders, along with pearl drop earrings and bejeweled designs on her shaved head.

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