Camila Mendes is a punk Blair Waldorf in preppy mini-skirt and leather boots

It's hard to believe that the iconic TV show Gossip Girl aired for the first time all the way back in 2007 – some 17 years ago! It feels like only yesterday that we were obsessing over Serena Van Der Woodsen's fab clothes (and hair!), swooning over bad boy Chuck Bass and enjoying Blair Waldorf's *many* diva moments... And we won't lie, we do still regularly indulge in bingeing old episodes when we're in need of a nostalgic pick-me-up.

But as GG herself might say, some things never go out of style – and that's exactly the case with Blair's preppy-chic looks, that are still providing fashion inspo for our favourite celebs all these years later. Sydney Sweeney, for example, channeled Blair last Fashion Week in a monochrome Miu Miu look complete with the character's signature headband – while Selena Gomez also recently stepped out in a tweed skirt suit and Mary Janes ensemble that had Queen B written all over it.

Most recently, however, it's Camila Mendes who has been taking style notes from the Gossip Girl character – while also making sure to add her own cool-girl twist...

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While out and about in NYC, the Riverdale star was spotted rocking an outfit with serious Blair Waldorf energy: a grey pleated mini-skirt worn with a black slightly-sheer shirt, tights, knee-high boots and an oversized classic black winter coat. The black leather details add a punky element that we absolutely love, updating the preppy style for 2024 in the coolest way. And Camila's black Prada cat-eye sunnies and silver chunky hoops are just the chic cherry on top.

If you, like us, are stuck for what to wear during this tricky in-between season, then look no further for the perfect, easy-to-replicate fashion inspo. Mini-skirts, tights and boots FTW!

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