Glee is back, and some of the gang will be graduating at the end of the year — Rachel, Kurt, Finn and Mike, to be exact. Some couples broke up over the summer (Mercedes and Sam are kaput now that he moved out of Ohio, and Lauren kicked Puck to the curb when she quit New Directions) but love is still blossoming for Rachel and Finn, Kurt and Blaine, and Will and Emma…but there are still some hurdles to be conquered (sex) in that relationship. Quinn’s having an identity crisis and quit glee club (and, apparently, showering) and Santana was kicked out when she set a piano on fire as per Sue’s orders. So even though Blaine transferred to McKinley and is officially a member of New Directions, they’re down a few members! And, that’s what you missed on Glee.

After a dramatic summer both on and off the screen (way to be a diva, Ryan Murphy), Glee is back and there’s plenty of fashion to talk about from the season premiere. It looks like the romance really heated up between Will and Emma over the summer, and while they might not be doing anything more than sleeping (literally) together, the good news is that this provides an opportunity to see Emma Pillsbury in multiple adorable nightgowns.

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The bad news is that we all had to hear Will Schuester say “Guess who woke up just before I did?” Barf.

 

Will and Emma are off the charts in the cute department, though. They look great and even make each other’s lunches.

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I love that pink skirt and top combo on Emma.

 

Later in the episode, she sported a few cute, bright sweaters.

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Will’s been dressing really well (only one vest, and he totally rocked it!), but he’s still prone to kind of being a douche once in a while. I mean, riding into the choir room on a piano? Really?

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Yeah. That happened.

 

Will and Emma are well-dressed, but they’re not the best dressed couple at McKinley. That honor goes to Kurt and Blaine. Kurt looks super cute as he passive aggressively begs Blaine to ditch the blazer in favor of New Directions.

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Luckily for us, Blaine decided to transfer. Romantic and fashionable! His debut outfit was a hipster dream.

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It takes a special guy to pull together a bowtie, cropped red pants and neon yellow Wayfarers. Blaine is that guy.

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Just look how cute they are together! Kurt’s sweater-scarf thing was confusing, but cool.

 

The boys can go the preppy route, too.

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But while we’re talking about fashionable duos, let’s talk about Kurt and Rachel. Now that they’ve made their big, shiny New York plans they’re BFFs and they couldn’t be cuter. I couldn’t get a good look at their first day of school outfits, but I like the stripes I see on Rachel.

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The moment of the night was when they sang “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead”. Seriously, I don’t think Rachel’s ever been more charming and fun, and their outfits were to die for.

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So. Effin’. Cute.

 

And look at them during Blaine’s performance!

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We didn’t get to see Rachel in that outfit for long, but it was amazing. I have gots to get myself some knee socks and a beret.

 

I didn’t care so much for Kurt and Rachel’s outfits when they attended the NYADA mixer. I mean, they looked OK – the plaid dress Rachel had on under that cape was cute – but they can do better and they should have been dressing to impress.

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One of Rachel’s best looks was the beautiful cream top, skirt and black belt she donned during the glee club’s “impromptu” (i.e. totally planned) performance of “We Got The Beat”. Gorgeous.

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Now, while Sugar Motta might have fallen flat in her New Directions audition (though her enthusiasm was great), her outfit hit just the right chord – sexy, but not slutty. I loved her striped blazer.

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Her outfit was definitely better than her singing abilities or her personality, but I might have to borrow her self-diagnosed Aspergers trick next time I’m tempted to drop a truth bomb on someone.

 

The rest of the glee kids were kind of hit and miss – I mean, anyone would pale in comparison to Kurt, but Mike Chang looked decent.

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I don’t really love Mike’s green golf shirt below, but the suspenders are cool. Still, though, the group’s getting outshined by Rachel and Kurt in their sweet plaid ensembles. I dig what Tina’s got going on here (she FINALLY discovered color!) but I’m pretty sure she ruined it with clunky boots.

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The gang looked fantastic for the final number of the episode, “You Can’t Stop The Beat”, in their purple outfits.

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Rachel looks the best, I think, in that amazing purple and white dress. I love Tina’s 60s inspired dress, but again, she’s ruined it with clunky boots and ugly socks. Brittany’s romper and boots are totally cute and suit her quirky style. The only misfire is Mercedes – she said she was feeling particularly pretty this year, so could girlfriend please manage to throw on something other than jeans and a T-shirt? And with that, let’s discuss those who didn’t quite hit the fashion high notes.