I Can't Stop Thinking About These 8 Trends From The Queen's Gambit

Joy Montgomery
·3-min read

In my experience, it's vanishingly rare to come across a truly stylish TV show. A few exceptions come to mind, such as Killing Eve, Gossip Girl, and, of course, Sex and the City (in its own bonkers, '90s way), but in many of these examples, the aesthetics are focused on individual characters: the Villanelles or the Carries. However, the moment I set eyes upon the swinging '60s minis and chic mid-century interiors of The Queen's Gambit, I was truly besotted. Every frame was an artwork in its own right, and the interiors and outfits were heaven for throwback-style enthusiasts such as myself.

With her bob and fringe haircut and high-waisted trousers, the protagonist Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, could have easily stepped right off the streets of East London. All I can say is hats off to Gabriele Binder, the show's costume designer, who managed to make the outfits feel both authentically mid-century yet still appealing to the modern fashion lover.

Clearly, the rest of the world agrees, and according to Netflix, The Queen's Gambit drew in a record 62 million viewers in its first 28 days, making it the streaming service’s biggest scripted limited series. But let's get down to the important stuff—i.e., the looks that I plan on copying this season. There are almost too many to name, but I've whittled down my faves to eight trends that I can't stop thinking about. Scroll down to see and shop my edit.

The Collared Knitwear

Harmon looked amazing in this pale blue collared knit, and it just so happens that there are plenty of 2020 iterations around right now.


& Other Stories Alpaca Blend Cable Knit Cardigan (£65)

Giuliva Heritage The Teresa Cable-Knit Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cardigan (£985)

The Checked Coats

A checked coat is an icon of '60s style, and you can re-create the look with a little help from Joseph and Stand Studio.


Joseph Chasa Tweed Check Coat (£995)

Stand Studio Nino Checked Faux Fur Coat (£500)

The '60s Dresses

Whether you opt for a modern reinterpretation or a vintage original, a '60s mini will always be a fab addition to your wardrobe.


Vintage 1960s Dress (£30)

Vintage 60s Mini Dress (£48)

The Roll-Necks

Layered under dresses or tucked into high-waisted jeans, the roll-neck is the ultimate multitasking piece in our wardrobe, and Harmon certainly knows it.


Arket Merino Roll-Neck Jumper (£79)

Karen Millen Wool Mix Jersey Roll Neck Top (£27)

The Loafers

We're all about flats this year, and The Queen's Gambit paraded plenty of lovely loafers throughout the season. G.H. Bass is the ultimate, but Dune's iterations are also pretty chic.


G.H. Bass & Co. Weejuns Larson Leather Penny Loafers (£140)

Dune London Guys Patent Snaffle Loafer (£45)

The Oversize Cardigans

The "granny" knit is having a moment this winter, and I'm taking my cues from TQG with loose styles in shades of beige.


Vintage 1960s Aran Hand Knit Cardigan 100% Wool (£70)

Mother of Pearl Blake Oversized Checked Organic Cotton and Wool-Blend Cardigan (£395)

The Headscarves

I'd never considered wearing a headscarf until I saw Harmon rocking hers in almost every episode. A vintage Hermès scarf from Vestiaire will do the job nicely.


Hermès Vintage Silk Scarf (£175)

Vintage Silk Neckerchief (£41)

The Retro Prints

From retro florals to graphic checks, a throwback print is the easiest way to inject a little Queen's Gambit appeal into your wardrobe.


Dodo Bar Or Lena Floral-Print Stretch-Jersey Turtleneck Midi Dress (£725)

Vintage 1970's Green Dagger Collar Retro Geometric Print (£20)

Up Next: Autumn/Winter 2020 Trends: The New Fashion Looks You Need to Know

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

Read More from Who What Wear