Before Leighton Meester became a style icon thanks to her very fashionale role on Gossip Girl, she used to dress like a homeless person. Leigton says before the show she used to buy everything at garage sales. She would buy 25 cent sweaters and wear them around town. But thanks to her character Blair Waldorf, all that has changed. She said "I've learned from Blair, now I like to pepper in something designer with my usual stuff."