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12 years of Gossip Girl: The original fashion influencer

My tastes in television are a mixed bag. Some days, I live for a riveting plot that moves stealthily with stellar acting. On others, I'm going to (kind of embarrassingly) admit that my tastes aren't all that refined and I enjoy those that serve to entertain. I'm talking flash and drama so make that a double helping please. The summer of 2007 was when Gossip Girl first premiered, which coincided with a phase when I particularly enjoyed a lot of this kind of TV. A true GG lover will pinpoint that as the one where Serena van der Woodsen was famously spotted in Grand Central. And that is where it all began.

It wasn't just the glitzy parties and weekly betrayals that I couldn't get enough of; their style was a large part of it. From Blair's preppy dresses to Chuck's suave suits, I was sold in a heart beat. To no one's surprise, this isn't even the first time I'm talking about Gossip Girl on Style File. During its run, I excitably wrote about the awe…

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