The last thing I expected out of 2020 was being hooked on a show about chess, let alone get wardrobe inspiration from that show. But, then again, anything is possible with the chess champion, Elizabeth Harmon from the hit Netflix Original, The Queen’s Gambit.
Harmon, also known as Beth, dares to turn the game of chess on its head during the peak 60s fashion. With the weather cooling down and winter coming, we are giving you some of the best outerwear pieces, you could even wear indoors, inspired by our beloved chess champion.
Long Statement Trench Coats
Between chess matches and buying more clothes, you could always count on Beth to sport a playful trench coat with accent fabric, collars, or buttons. Even if you’re just making your weekly outing to the grocery store, it gets cold in the freezer section. Next time try a long coat with some short faux fur or textured prints to keep warm.
Also try out some checkerboard prints that channel the actual chess board. Not only would Beth approve, but we do too.
Beth always impresses even when she is dressing “down”. Her preferred form of athleisure? Cardigans. If you struggle with looking presentable and keeping cozy while stuck indoors, swap your favorite hoodie for a quality cardigan. If you follow Beth’s rules, you can mix prints, colors, and fabrics to be the cardigan champion.
Try making the cardigan the main star of your outfit by taking advantage of its size or playful pattern.
If you are feeling festive, or want to make a statement, crown yourself the queen of winter white. Beth dominated the screen with her all-white ensemble as she made her way through the cityscape of Russia, establishing herself as a woman and chess player. Embrace your inner Harmon with these simple but classic coats.
The best part about coats, besides them being a blanket that is appropriate to wear outdoors, is that they can be the foundation of your outfit, especially when buttoned or tied up. Coats are an investment and give you all the opportunities to mix, match, and make them the star of your closet. Wear them over your PJs for your next zoom meeting or a nice evening dress.