Happy #FashionFriday, Fanspeak fans! Like many of you, Bekah and I are giddily counting down the hours until Game of Thrones returns to our television screens this Sunday. In honor of our favorite shock-inducing fantasy show, we are exploring how some of our favorite characters (doomed or not!) can inspire your modern-day wardrobe.
Let’s start with the man of the hour, Jon Snow. While I don’t want to spoil anything for viewers who aren’t caught up, things look pretty grim for Jon going into Season 6. Whether he makes it out alive or is on the chopping block, his winter wardrobe has always been on point. If things weren’t so tense at Castle Black, I’m 99% sure his fellow men of the Night’s Watch would have voted him Best Dressed Brother. That’s totally a thing, right? If you are inspired to dress like our favorite brooding Lord Commander, try incorporating faux-fur accents, worn leather accessories, and subtle hints of the Stark direwolf. Winter is coming, but in this warm ensemble you will be ready for anything!
With intelligence, charm, and a knack for navigating the social circles of Westeros, Margaery Tyrell is easily one of my favorite characters. Despite the debauchery of King’s Landing, the incomparable Queen Margaery evokes the perfect balance of a sensual noblewoman and sweet champion of the people. Modern-day Margaery would be the master of rocking a flirty ponytail, regal hues, and metallic accents fit for a queen. Her rose-themed accessories would give a nod to the House Tyrell sigil and celebrate Margaery’s commitment to helping her kingdom blossom and flourish. Long live the Queen and her floral fashion inspiration!
I think all Game of Thrones fans can agree that Arya Stark has had a terribly harsh time of it over the past few seasons of the show. Despite devastating personal losses, this resilient young woman has risen up out of adversity and persevered. Through several perilous adventures across Westeros and Essos, Arya has developed into a determined and fiercely independent young woman. Her modern-day wardrobe would reflect her bleak realism through grays, deep browns, and jet blacks. Elements such as worn leather and casual shirts signify her pragmatic nature, while tough studded accessories show a hint of her steely edginess.
Have any other modern-day fashion finds inspired by Game of Thrones characters? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to tune into HBO with the rest of us on April 24th!