I love watching Gossip Girl but I’ve accepted the reality that I have to watch it alone because it takes me a lot of fast-forwarding to absorb both plot and fashion. The mixture of teen romance triangles, prep school drama and seventeen years old in couture can be a lot to soak up.
There is one episode were Serena is frantically trying to decide which handsome man that is desperately in love with her she wants to be with. The plot might be reminiscent of a soap opera, but when the camera zooms out and it shows her waiting in front of a fancy event in a sheer layered dress, you start to understand the whole spectacle. It was the first time I can think of seeing the sheer skirt trend coming back up for air, then in last few months its been everywhere.
With so many options out there right now, this is a fun trend to take advantage of that doesn’t take a Van der Woodsen fortune. Forever 21 has an amazing bohemian version that is perfect for soaking up summer. My favorite new website Romwe.com has an amazing lace version like this featured Fashionista that would make even Serena jealous. I’d pair it with some cool funky shoes like Jeffrey Campbell’s infamous litas.