Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons.

I still can’t believe that Gossip Girl is gone, yall. Gone. My Blogger Boos Eboni, Ariel and I were talking yesterday about how abrupt and rushed we thought the ending was. I’m still not over it. I want to re-watch the series and see if I can spot clues of who Gossip Girl is. Don’t worry I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t seen the finale yet.

While Blair has always been my favorite, Georgina Sparks is a close, close second. I’m not sure if I’m more attached to Michelle Trachtenberg as Georgina or well, Georgina’s style and bad*ss personality. Remember Harriet the Spy? I used to want to be Harriet the Spy. Shoot, I still want to be Harriet the Spy. I ran around with a journal writing everything down for months. Ha. What do you know, nothing’s changed! Hence my love for Michelle Trachtenburg. When she popped up on Gossip Girl as Georgina Sparks the troublemaker, I loved every stylish second of her on the screen.

There are five style lessons that we can learn from Ms. Sparks.


1. Once You Go Black…

Hehe, joking! But in Georgina’s case, she definitely wore a uniform of dark edgy colors, mostly black. Black nails, dark soot-y smokey eyes and lashes. Perfect for the girl, who in the beginning, looked like she might not have a soul. Remember how heartless she used to be?


2. Toughen Up With Leather

Eric Daman did such a good job using not just clothing but fabrics to convey the character’s personality to viewers. Georgina was tough, scrappy even, so it isn’t really surprising to me that she was often spotted in leather jackets layered over her looks.


3. Leggings Aren’t All Bad

I know leggings get a bad rap because some girls decided to wear them as pants and not cover up their butts properly (one of my favorite YouTubers Kid Fury describes this as ‘looking like a bag of Playstation 3′) but the way Georgina wears them is gooood. There was one season when she was obsessed with wearing a pair of black lame leggings from American Apparel and she just gave me all types of life.


4. Baublious

Georgina’s jewelry is always huge. Like, all of it. Huge earrings that magically don’t touch her huge statement necklace (I hate when that happens, earrings touch the necklace) and then a huge cocktail ring on each hand. But it works, and always makes me want to see if I can get away with wearing so many baubles.


5. All Metallics Everything

I love that instead of relying on all black to make the point of how bad*ss she is, she mixes metallics in. She wears matte sequins, she chooses blazers with sharp–I mean sharp–looking studs on them, and I live for it. All of it.

I’m going to miss so many things about Gossip Girl. I loved the bit in the beginning of the last episode with the writers, it was like a love letter to New York. The whole series was like a love letter to New York, actually. *flicks tear*

Anyone else sad about Gossip Girl? What did you think about who Gossip Girl turned out to be? Were you surprised?