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STYLE AND CULTURE

STYLE LESSONS FROM GAME OF THRONES

By Sarah Lillywhite, April 14, 2019

Prepare to say goodbye to your Sunday evenings — Game Of Thrones is back for its eighth and final season. As the battle between the dead and the living no doubt gets more brutal, it's not just the Night King and Daenerys' dragons that we'll be keeping an eye on — there are some surprising style lessons to be taken from the windswept wardrobes of Westeros. Not convinced? We present the evidence below.
Style lessons from Game of Thrones 2019

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Faux fur is a neutral

As Jon Snow’s status within Westeros has grown, so has his collection of fur cloaks. Starting with shaggy, thrown-together cover-ups when he joined the Night’s Watch, he’s since amassed a collection of sleeker, fancier capes. While we absolutely don’t condone the use of real fur, the faux kind is a great way to both warm up and spruce up your outfits.

Style lessons from Game of Thrones 2019

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This guy, like Jon, knows that a touch of the soft stuff can add interest and comfort to the simplest of looks. A white tee, some techy pants and a padlock chain are made cold-weather appropriate with this jacket. Don’t fear the '70s look — faux fur, like animal print, is a new neutral that’s surprisingly versatile.
Style lessons from Game of Thrones 2019

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Soften your metallics

Brienne of Tarth’s sense of knightly honor is so extreme that she even keeps her armor in tip-top condition. She knows, though, that when you’re chasing round the Seven Kingdoms attempting to keep up with various Starks and serve them (even if they don’t want your help), you also need to be comfortable. Her scarf is the perfect foil to all that burnished gold.
Style lessons from Game of Thrones 2019

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This street styler has picked up some tips from Lady Brienne, taking on the metallic trend with some high-impact silver joggers and toning it down with a blazer, bag and huge scarf in various shades of Westeros’ favorite color — gray. It’s a masterful lesson in picking one (very) statement item and keeping the rest tonal and simple.
Style lessons from Game of Thrones 2019

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Understand the power of brown

Jaime Lannister may look depressed here, but he really shouldn't. Not only is he one of the most dapper dressers in King's Landing, he's also got a jump on the brown trend that's been sweeping through menswear for the last couple of seasons. 

Style lessons from Game of Thrones 2019

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No longer black's boring cousin, recently brown has crept out of your grandpa's wardrobe and onto the backs of well-dressed men everywhere. Take this guy — his look is a symphony in sludge, a love letter to tan, a composition in coffee. Highlighted with just a flash of navy — or in Jaime's case, a golden hand and a morose expression — it's the new way to do monochrome. 
Style lessons from Game of Thrones 2019

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Pin a badge on it

Former stylish playboy, former stylish Hand of the King, current stylish Hand of the Queen. Expertly turned out even in battle, Tyrion Lannister knows the power of an accessory. Here, he wears his Hand badge with pride, despite obviously having doubts about whatever Daenerys is planning to do with those dragons. 
Style lessons from Game of Thrones 2019

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Pin badges and sew-on patches are a great way to personalize a look. Take this guy's borg-lined denim jacket and camo coat — so far, so low-key. But add badges and it becomes a masterclass in military-inspired dressing of which the King's Landing's army would be proud.  

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