Skyfall Chic: 007-Inspired

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Erica Jackson Erica Jackson is a Toronto native, has lived in Paris, and now Atlanta. A fan of the CW, Erica will combine her love of CW shows, her experience in fashion, design and writing to comment on all things fashion-related; from CW stars and shows to red carpet events, to fashion news and the latest trends, to all pieces of style inspiration that cross her path. Feel free to email Erica with your fashion discoveries and/or questions at cw69fashion@gmail.com and follow her on Twitter & Instagram @ericajjackson26.

Guilty. I haven’t seen Skyfall, yet. From what I hear, it’s a must-see! So I’ll add that to my list of movies that I need to make time for this holiday season.

But in light of the latest Bond installment, recent style choices have been channeling inspiration from 007. Surely, you must have noticed how the women in our favorite Bond movies are always dangerously gorgeous, elegant, and sophisticated — similar and fitting to Bond’s iconic look. What are the key components that make an outfit Skyfall chic? So glad you asked!

It all comes down to what’s alluring, sleek, and sharply tailored. Look for jumpsuits, pant suits, blazers … silk button-up shirts with embellished collars, ties, or cuffs. Black bows, red lipstick, metal jewelry. Anything with a masculine-inspiration, while staying exquisitely feminine. It’s a simple sophistication you can rock at work. And with all these holiday parties coming up, instead think what might compliment that black tuxedo!  Black and white, bold colors of red and blue … strong lines, high collars … sharp angles, cut outs, and V-shaped necklines make for a truly killer combination.

Here’s how some of our CW stars have channeled their inner Bond on the red carpet — The Vampire Diaries‘ Kat Graham, in a sleek, black cut-out gown, The Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev in a bold red, sharp-angled strapless gown, and again in a black, low-back gown (alongside a future James Bond, maybe? I’ll call it now…) and Beauty and the Beast‘s Kristin Kreuk in an elegant white, V-necklined, clingy cocktail dress.

Grab that martini (however you like it) and get to that party dressed to kill. ;)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02:  Actress Kat Graham arrives to The Trevor Project's 'Trevor Live' event honoring singer Katy Perry at the Hollywood Palladium on December 2, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 02: Actress Kat Graham arrives to The Trevor Project’s ‘Trevor Live’ event honoring singer Katy Perry at the Hollywood Palladium on December 2, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Actress Shenae Grimes attends the Tracy Reese Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on September 9, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Shenae Grimes attends the Tracy Reese Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29:  Actors Kristin Kreuk (L) and Jay Ryan arrive at the CW, CBS And Showtime 2012 Summer TCA party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 29: Actors Kristin Kreuk (L) and Jay Ryan arrive at the CW, CBS And Showtime 2012 Summer TCA party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actors Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder attend the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for EJAF)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actors Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder attend the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for EJAF)

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Actress Nina Dobrev arrives at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Nina Dobrev arrives at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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