The wait is finally over. Tensions are high, there’s a winter-like chill in the air, and if you listen carefully, we swear you can hear the distant howling of direwolves and the roaring of dragons.
Game of Thrones is back for its eighth and final season, and if there’s one moment in entertainment history that deserves an over-the-top welcome, it’s this premier.
On April 14, millions of GOT fans will be hyper-focused on their screens, eagerly counting down the seconds until that first cello note drops to introduce the theme song and opening credits. However, in order to be worthy of bearing witness to this momentous occasion, you’ll need to look the part. Fortunately, Aventura Mall boasts a seemingly limitless array of fashion and accessories worthy of a seat on the Iron Throne.
Here are some of our favorite go-to looks based on legendary GOT themes, scenes and more (Seasons 1-7 spoilers below – read at your own risk!)
An event that caused jaws to drop and hearts to break around the globe, the Red Wedding was truly one of the most shocking and devastating tragedies in TV series history. As dedicated GOT viewers, it’s our duty to ensure the world doesn’t forget this day. Red lips – whether in shades of cherry, coral or wine – prove your remembrance. Stop by Chanel for the brand’s classic red, or choose from an array of hues at M.A.C., Morphe, Sephora and the beauty counters at Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. We’ll always miss you, Robb, Talisa and Catelyn.
P.S. Mark your calendars for the debut of the Urban Decay x Game of Thrones collection!
For pieces that even the Breaker of Chains herself would approve of, search no further than luxury jewelers David Yurman, John Hardy, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. The brands’ cage-style and handwoven chain bracelets, earrings and necklaces exude strength, power and confidence (necessary traits if you’re planning on leading a kingdom and raising dragons …).
Just like an epic love story, celestial pieces are always in style. Memorialize Khal Drogo and Khaleesi’s romance with crescent moon and star-studded earrings and rings, and sun-kissed pendants. Fans of Jason Momoa can honor him and his late Dothraki character by selecting a piece from Na Hoku, which is Hawaiian (like Momoa) for “stars.”
Good news: in the fashion world, “White Walkers” are much more … pleasant. With spring around the corner, step into fresh white footwear ranging from ankle booties, mules and loafers, to sneakers, pumps and sandals. Aside from looking chic, bright kicks transition smoothly from day to night. Stroll on over to Schutz, Stuart Weitzman and Sam Edelman for a perfect pair. Pro tip: take a quick walk in your new shoes to test them out for comfort (you know, in case the White Walkers ever do become an IRL issue and you need to run).
Fact: Khaleesi’s dreamy braided tresses are to the 2010s what the Rachel Green haircut was to the 90s. Imitate the Queen’s iconic, enchanting and powerful locks by booking an appointment at Coco’s Day Spa & Salon.
When trying to claim the hottest seat in town, one should appear to deserve the spot. For a wardrobe worthy of the Iron Throne, reach for strong metal-accented details. We’re talking studded shoes, handbags with hardware, and buckled belts, such as those from Bally and Gucci.
Reliable, tough and always flattering, black promises to keep you safe, much like the men who guard The Wall. Zara, Topshop Topman, Hugo Boss and more offer abundant black basics and fashion-forward pieces, from elevated outerwear and dresses to fashionably rugged tanks and jeans.
For a position with as much responsibility as that of the Night’s Watch, it’s imperative to stay on top of your game. Keep tabs on important tasks with sturdy and sophisticated watches from Breitling, TAG Heuer and Mont Blanc. Complete the look with the Night’s Watch Ultraboost sneaker from Adidas.
King’s Landing’s seemingly eternal season requires bundling up! Prepare for TV’s most famous winter and be the warmest person at the watch party with throws from Anthropologie, plush robes from Eberjey, and soft velvet slippers from Intimissi.
For Tyrion Lannister-approved wines, and meals that rival the delicacies of Dorne, look no further than these restaurants, bars and bakeries:
If you actually read A Song of Ice and Fire: Pick a side and feast accordingly. Enjoy the cold? Dive into a chilly treat at Häagen Dazs and Aubi & Ramsa. Looking to break a sweat? International Smoke is calling with spicy dishes and cocktails.
If you enjoy lemon-flavored treats a la Sansa Stark: Enjoy a citrus-y pastry at Rosetta Bakery.
If you’re in the mood for a family (er, House)-style roast: Enjoy a hearty dinner at The Grill on the Alley, Cheesecake Factory or Grand Lux Café.
If you want to place season 8 bets over brew and wine: Stop by Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar, Serafina, Pubbelly Sushi or Genuine Pizza for Happy Hour.
Regardless of where your allegiance lies, prepare to bend the knee at Aventura Mall.