The Blair Waldorf–Inspired Trend We'll All Be Wearing in 3 Months' Time

Zoe Anastasiou

That back-to-school feeling is something I haven't thought about in a long time. From brand new books to freshly shined lace-up brogues and those obligatory logo-emblazoned jumpers (that were always just a little scratchy), the beginning of the school year was a moment to look forward to. Although my school days are now long gone, the recent A/W 20 collections have given me an odd sense of nostalgia, as the runways of Dior, Prada, Lactose and more seem to be pulling their inspiration from preppy school uniforms.

Complete with button-down shirts, V-neck jumpers, plaid skirts and, of course, knee-high socks, Dior's runway felt like it was made for a modern-day Blair Waldorf. Many of the looks even featured hair accessories in the form of silk headscarves, which, Gossip Girl fans will know, was a trademark of B's look throughout the series.

At Prada, models walked the runway in pleated fringe skirts, a reimagining of the traditional school skirt, while Thom Browne displayed ribbon trimmed blazers which bore a striking resemblance to the one I wore almost every day as a teen.

Whether you're looking to further your education or not, it seems come autumn we might all be pupils of the Maria Grazia or Miuccia Prada school of style. Keep scrolling to see how school uniform dressing has infiltrated the runways and shop the trend below.



Thom Browne


Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Shop the Look

Oasis Tweed Blazer (£85)

Mango Puffed Sleeves Shirt (£36)

COS Cashmere V-Neck Vest (£99)

Gucci Pleated Checked Wool-Blend Crepe Midi Skirt (£1250)

Weekday Paris Blazer (£70)

Warehouse Cotton Fill Collar Shirt (£36)

Arket Knitted Vest (£59)

McQ Alexander McQueen Kamaso Asymmetric Checked Cotton-Tweed Wrap Mini Skirt (£425)

Ganni Wool Blazer (£265)

& Other Stories Oversized Button Up Shirt (£65)

Zara Oversize Knit Waistcoat (£26)

Topshop Brown Check Mini Skirt (£35)

Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know. 

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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