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Style Notes: 3 Outfits Inspired by Adele’s “Skyfall”


In honor of her “Best Song” win at the 2013 Golden Globes, Adele’s “Skyfall” is this week’s Style Notes feature. Here at CF, we love Adele, not only for her one-in-a-million voice and retro style, but also for her grounded, classy approach to celebrity. We’re also in love with her latest track.

“Skyfall”, the title track to the 2012 James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, is a lush, dramatic ballad with unreal vocals and a dark, moody tone. It’s also my favorite Bond theme yet.

Paul Epworth, the song’s producer and co-writer, described his and Adele’s writing process:

“It was interesting to do something that was simultaneously dark and final, like a funeral, and to try and turn it into something that was not final. A sense of death and rebirth.”

In case you haven’t heard the song yet, listen to it below!

Outfits Inspired by “Skyfall”

When creating outfits inspired by Skyfall, I drew on Adele’s own style, the aesthetic of the film (check out the opening credits here), and the opulent, yet dark feel of the song. I mostly stuck to Adele’s favored color, black, which also works well with the visuals from the film’s title sequence.

If you’re looking for glamour with a hint of danger, read on!

Skyfall Is Where We Start

Outfit inspired by Adele's "Skyfall" - Black sweater, union jack scarf, lace top, shorts and tights, flats
Sweater, Scarf, Pants, Flats, Lipstick

Take a cue from Adele’s personal style and throw on a cozy knit sweater over trendy leather-look skinnies. Add some pretty flats, Adele’s footwear of choice. When paired with a Union Jack scarf referencing Adele’s (and 007’s!) origins, this look is simple and polished.

Pair this outfit with Adele-inspired hair and ’60s makeup and you’ll look just as feminine and elegantly retro as the singer herself.

You’ll Never Have My Heart

Outfit inspired by Adele's "Skyfall" - Neon skirt, aqua peplum top, shorts, tights, booties
Ring, Booties, Jacket, Shirt, Tights, Shorts

Pay homage to everyone’s favorite secret agent with an update on a tuxedo, using the colors from the Skyfall single cover art.

Start with this gorgeous aqua peplum top, worn with cool black brocade shorts and a white tuxedo jacket. Black tights give you legs for days, especially when paired with these amazing sparkly booties. Add a little bowtie ring as another Bond reference, and you have an outfit worthy of a night out on the town.

We Will Stand Tall

Outfit inspired by Adele's "Skyfall" - High-low dress, strappy platform heels, necklace, lipstick, clutch
ClutchBelt, Heels, Earrings, Dress, Lipstick

This last outfit has all the dark drama of the song, featuring an opulent high-low dress and an ornate belt.

To accessorize, add black heels that echo the detailing on the dress, and a black clutch with an Art Deco-inspired clasp. Next, apply some vampy lipstick to accent your gothic glamour. Bullet-shaped earrings are an unexpected finishing touch, and allude to the most famous member of the MI6.

What do you think?

Did you see “Skyfall” in theaters? What do you think of these outfits? Are you a Bond/Adele fan? As ever, dear readers, leave your thoughts, suggestions, opinions and questions in the comments below!

Posted on on January 23, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , ,

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9 Responses to “Style Notes: 3 Outfits Inspired by Adele’s “Skyfall””

  1. 1
    January 23rd, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I had never really heard the song until rececntly and fell in love with it! I really like the dark outfits, the third being my fave! Very elegant!

  2. 2
    January 23rd, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Omg! These are gorgeous! I especially love the scarf from the 1st outfit and the dress

  3. 3
    January 23rd, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Love this song and Adele! The outfit ideas are lovely! I especially love #3, so sexy!

  4. 4
    January 23rd, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I loved Skyfall and I loved Adele’s song even more! These “darker” outfits are so awesome! Outfit 1 is definitely my style. :)

  5. 5
    January 23rd, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I went and saw the movie the day after it came out (my dad and sister dragged me along, but I fell in love with James Bond because of it), and I fell completely in love with this song. I never expected it to become so popular that it would be posted on one of my favorite sites as fashion inspiration!

    So happy to see it here!!!

  6. 6
    January 23rd, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    In love with this song, it is utterly perfect for Skyfall. Awesome post!

  7. 7
    January 23rd, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Those bullet earrings are epic!

  8. 8
    January 23rd, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    “Skyfall is where we start” fits my class outfits perfectly!! <3

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