By Esther Gulivindala

The Queen’s Gambit is one of Netflix’s most popular drama series based on Walter Tevis‘ 1983 novel by the same name. It follows the story of Beth Harmon, an American chess prodigy, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, and her journey to become a chess grandmaster. Out of all the amazing elements put together to re-create a ‘60s vibe, the fashion element is one amongst many that stands out. Berlin-based costume designer, Gabriele Binder, designed the entire wardrobe for the series.

The show gives us minimal yet edgy ’60s fashion. And although it’s centred around the mid to late nineties, the fashion elements are very much popular even today. At the beginning of the show, Beth is portrayed as an orphan who gets adopted as she hits puberty. But soon after emerges as a chess prodigy, she takes control of her style, which inclines heavily towards elegant and feminine clothing.

1. Peter Pan Collars

From Paris to Milan, Peter Pan collars were one of the biggest statement trends of autumn/winter 2020 and continue to be in 2021. While they are back in trend, it’s the black and white colour combination of this dress looks classic yet dramatic. If you’re someone who is a sucker for a classy vintage aesthetic, then a piece like this one belongs in your wardrobe.

2. Turtle Neck Jumper

A turtleneck jumper adds sophistication to any look, be it a comfortable cotton piece or a cosy knit, monochrome, or neutrals. It is one of the most versatile knitwear styles that adds an edge to just about any look. The great thing about this piece is the fit; you can wear it fitted or as an oversized style, you don’t have to worry about your overall look, either works just fine!

3. Tweed Dresses

Tweed dresses are a classic even if you style a coat as a dress. For instance this candy-coloured number.  Whether you prefer to go for a solid print and a single hue or a busy print, like racer checks, adding a bit of pastel to the dress will undoubtedly ramp up your look!

4. High-Waisted Mini Skirts

High-waisted skirts can be formal or casual depending on how you style them. If you take a look at Beth, her V-neck blouse, the cat-eye sunglasses and the headscarf all come together perfectly to create a fun but boss-babe look. You could also try on a sweatshirt or a ribbed knit tucked in and to make up a stylish casual look! It’s the versatility of a high-waisted mini skirt that allows us to wear the silhouette in a wide variety of ways.

5. Monochrome

Monochrome has been a raging trend for a couple of years now and it continues to be. Single-toned outfits are a simple and clean style so the hype is completely justified! To make a monochrome outfit stand out, either wear a single colour top to bottom or play with the hues and shades of one colour. Adding textures to your outfit is another great way to putting together a eye-catching monochromatic look!

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