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Game of Thrones Fashion: Inspired by House Stark

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Game of Thrones Fashion: Inspired by House Stark
Photo: HBO official promo wallpapers

If you haven’t started watching “Game of Thrones” yet, you’re really missing out. Based on George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the HBO series adds drama, intrigue and a heavy dose of war and politics into the fantastical world of Westeros, where several families (known as the Great Houses) fight for honor and control of the realm. It’s kind of like “The West Wing” meets “Lord of the Rings” meets “The Tudors.” Oh, and the costuming is outstanding.

To celebrate the series’ Season 3 premiere (this Sunday, March 31st, on HBO), this new CF series will focus on fashion inspired by the houses of Westeros.

First up is House Stark. House Stark rules over the northern part of the region, in Winterfell, and is one of the land’s most ancient houses. They are the last Great House that continues to worship the Old Gods of the forest, and Starks value honor above all else. Their sigil is the direwolf, and their motto, “winter is coming,” is one of the few house mottos that isn’t a boast about how great they are. (We’re looking at you, House Lannister.) You can typically tell a Stark by their stubbornness, their dark hair, and their penchant for wearings lots and lots of fur.

Winter Is Coming

Inspired by house stark white fur coat mint scarf gray jeans gray cable sweater blue rose ring gray fur snow boots crow tote sword earrings
Coat, Sweater, Jeans, Scarf, Boots, Tote, Ring, Earrings

Even during the Long Summer, it’s really, really cold in Winterfell – so layering is key. Bundle up in Stark-appropriate colors, like whites, grays, and muted blues and greens. Try a (faux) fur-collared coat and rugged snow boots for extra authenticity.

Despite their commitment to honor, the Starks are still warriors at heart, so subtly show off your inner ferocity with a pair of dagger-shaped earrings. (I think these look a bit like a blinged-out version of Arya’s sword, Needle.) Accessorize with some of the symbols associated with the house, like a cocktail ring with Lyanna Stark’s mysterious blue rose and a tote with a crow to honor Bran’s cryptic visions.

The Lone Wolf Dies but the Pack Survives

Inspired by house stark white wolf tee mint maxi skirt gray ballet flats stark necklace fur snood brown leather jacket
Tee, Skirt, Jacket, Flats, Snood, Necklace

The Stark Family sigil is the direwolf, an extraordinarily large, strong, intelligent (and thankfully, extinct) species of wolf. Each of the six Stark children is accompanied by a direwolf, symbolizing the family’s pack-like strength, especially when they work together.

Bring out your own inner beast by sporting a wolf graphic tee. Pair it with a semi-sheer mint maxi skirt and a brown (faux) leather jacket for a modern twist on the Starks’ typical layered, rugged look. Add a (again, faux) fur snood and a direwolf necklace for extra Stark street cred to complete the look.

The North Remembers

Inspired by house stark mint dress ivory tassle clutch silver flats wolf necklace brown fur stole gray nail polish sword earrings
Dress, Clutch, Flats, Stole, Necklace, Earrings, Nail Polish

Incorporate the Stark aesthetic into a more formal look with a flowy, layered, mint-green dress. (I can totally see Sansa wearing this.) Modern elements like an ivory fringed clutch, silver ballet flats, and greige nail polish update the look, giving it an elegant edge. But this is the Stark clan we’re dealing with, so add a wolf charm necklace and dangling sword-shaped earrings to prove you’re a true member of the house. No Stark look is finished without a touch of fur, of course, so add a brown faux fur stole to complete the look.

Your thoughts?

Which great house of Westeros do you belong to? Are you beyond excited for the season three premiere of “Game of Thrones?” Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the outfits – I love hearing your thoughts!

Posted on on March 26, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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31 Responses to “Game of Thrones Fashion: Inspired by House Stark”

  1. 1
    March 26th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    AWESOME! I would have went a little less minty with the blue color but the fur-like elements are a great touch.

  2. 2
    March 26th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    i don’t think i can express how happy this made me! been counting down the days till the 31st forEVER. love everything about this, especially the faux fur touches…and mint green is my favorite color. can’t wait for house targaryen…yes, most of them are objectively horrible people, but i love me some daenerys :)

  3. 3
    March 26th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS, AH. I love that second outfit so much, that skirt is a lovely color, and that jacket is fantastic.

  4. 4
    March 26th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    love all three :)

  5. 5
    March 26th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    The direwolf is not fictional!
    It was around during the same time as the saber toothed cats.

  6. 6
    March 26th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I. Am. In. Love. With. This. Post.

    I love Game of Thrones. and The Starks! It’s perfect. Thank you!!!!

  7. 7
    March 26th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    It’s about time that CF had Game of Thrones inspired looks! Great job. House Stark all the way.

  8. 8
    March 26th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    @Rae

    That’s hilarious that you’d mention that because I just learned that today! And I was terrified. Will update :).

  9. 9
    March 26th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    can you please do one for the new movie the host thank you so much

  10. 10
    March 27th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    I absolutely love these geek chic. But what saddens me is no Harry Potter one.

    How can I show my house pride or deep love of quidditch without dusting off my robe?! (Yes I have one, don’t judge!)

  11. 11
    March 27th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    I love underwater inspired outfits (I have an octopus tattoo!) So I would be SO EXCITED to see a House Greyjoy post. Although this is awesome, just faux fur isn’t my style :) But lovely inspiration post, and who else is excited for March 31st?!

  12. 12
    March 27th, 2013 at 1:59 am

    I still haven’t started watching this show even though I know I’d love it! Anyways, these outfits are so awesome! I’m so in love with those sword earrings!!!!

  13. 13
    March 27th, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Aaaah finally!! I was SO happy when this popped up on my RSS feed, thank you so much for this post :) The 2nd outfit is the one I like best.

    I’m a Stark-girl all the way, but I’ll look forward to the other houses as well! Will you also include the Night’s Watch? Cause that’d be awesome :)

  14. 14
    March 27th, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I love this! So pumped for Sunday! I like that this captures elements of the actual story, not just copying looks from the TV show, although the styling on the show is amaaaaazing!

    And Ana, CF has had tons of Harry Potter posts in the past, including all of the houses and characters. Just search for it!

  15. 15
    March 27th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Great job! I’m more of a baratheon girl myself, but these outfits are adorable. I think the second one’s my favorite.. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

  16. 16
    March 27th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Can’t wait for march 31st!!!! If I lived in Westeros I’d want to be in House Martell… those gals are fierce! If you haven’t read the books they show up in season 3 a bit :D I think the Greyjoys are pretty cool too though…
    Awesome post. Maybe include the Night’s Watch in this series?

  17. 17
    March 27th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Awesome post! I can’t wait to see outfits inspired by the other houses :)
    I agree with Kelly though, there’s too much mint green here. The Stark colours are white, grey and black, I would stick with them.

  18. 18
    March 27th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    wow! i love all of these outfits, especially the last one =) that dress is breathtaking! =)

  19. 19
    March 27th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Ana–CF already did some Harry Potter posts a few years ago! They did one for each house, then they’ve done some for the movie outfits as well!

    http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-4581349603293127%3Ahfr5gm-3dyr&ie=UTF-8&q=harry+potter&sa=Search&siteurl=www.collegefashion.net%2F&ref=&ss=1855j643007j13#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=harry%20potter&gsc.page=1

    There’s all the search results for Harry Potter posts on CF!

  20. 20
    March 27th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    As a Stark, I’m glad to see this post! I’d love one of those direwolf necklaces

  21. 21
    March 27th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I have to admit I squealed when I saw this.. I’m slightly obsessed with ASOIAF. I love me some Starks, even though I’m a Tyrell at heart. <3

  22. 22
    March 28th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    This is amazing! It would be great to have a Lannister, Targaryaen, and Greyjoy posts too!

  23. 23
    April 11th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Love all of these– especially the jewelry !

  24. 24
    April 12th, 2013 at 7:10 am

    That white coar is so adorable. <3

  25. 25
    July 15th, 2013 at 5:14 am

    “The Lannisters send their regards”

  26. 26
    August 3rd, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Lovely dresses :)

  27. 27
    August 3rd, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Beautiful dress!

  28. 28
    August 25th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    do house arryn and martell please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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