Queen’s Gambit Inspires Our Wardrobe for Fall and Winter

With a new virtual costume exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum (we’ll include a link at the end of this article!), one can’t ignore the fabulosity of Netflix’s new show The Queen’s Gambit. The 1960’s period piece feels exciting and modern with coming-of-age themes and the exhilarating wins and losses of a child prodigy breaking her way into the competitive world of chess. We’re drawing some serious wardrobe inspiration from notoriously chic female-lead Beth Harmon’s outfits throughout the show. Check out the nine outfit ideas we’ll be riffing off of for our fall/winter wardrobes below!

Vintage Patterns in Modern Pieces

Bring back windowpane and check in a wool coat or blazer for a modern homage to this classic pattern.

beth harmon vintage coat

Contrasting Colors

We love the dramatic contrast of black and white or camel and black!!

how to dress like beth harmon

Layering Dresses

We love this layering inspo on ways to wear button ups with dresses! For a modern approach, try this layering technique with a slip dress!

Off-Duty Sweaters and Cardigans

The off-duty sweaters and cardigans of Queen’s Gambit read oversized-yet-tailored. We love this look with a straight leg skinny jean or leggings!

Quirky Collars

Use a unique collar as your statement with a peter pan collar or pussybow!

peter pan collar anya taylor joy

Details in the hair

Statement hair calls for an accessory to match. Try a head scarf or knit beanie to pair with soft curls!!!

All in White

Monochrome head-to-toe creams and whites are perfect for winter!
Check out our post on Teddy Bear Jackets for more ways to layer monochrome neutrals.

monochrome outfit white the queen gambit

Statement Coats

Stand out in the crowd with a coat in eye-catching yet easy to wear colors like maroon, pale blue or neutral pink.
Check out our post Coat Wardrobe 101 for more coat inspo!

Belted Coats

Belt your coat for a figure-flattering way to layer your outfit! Check out our post, Waist Belts for more inspo.

More Pieces We Love

Ribbed Button Layering Collar Scarf
Vadka Ribbon Tie Bouclé Tweed Jacket
Peppermint tie neck mini dress
Mina Short-Sleeve Argyle Sweater
Houndstooth Shawl Cardigan
Sandro Crop Cardigan
Stitch detail skater dress
Tweed Minidress
Sleeveless Knit Mini Dress
Rockilana Geometric Print Dress
Marble and Onyx Chess Board (Available in Multiple Colors)

Check out The Queen and The Crown Exhibit Here

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