By Sarah Spoto, Contributing Writer
If you’ve only watched the earlier X-Men movies, Mystique may not seem like a hero, but in First Class she proves that villainy (and heroism) are not black and white. Plus, I absolutely adore her style in the movie. Retro has been quite popular lately in the fashion world, and Mystique’s (aka Raven’s) contemporary spin on a 1960s look is perfectly relevant and charming. Be warned, this post is strictly First Class Mystique inspired. If you are looking for the blue Mystique-inspired look, check back in a few weeks!
This sweet, delicate cardigan more or less portrays the feeling of Raven’s part good girl, part sexy, confident hero look.
This scarf is a fresh spin on Raven’s silk scarves from the movie.
A sophisticated and utterly practical bag. I could picture Raven strolling through London with this one.
I actually own this sweater, and it is ridiculously soft. Plus, a turtleneck is mandatory if you are going for a late 1960s look. The Oatmeal Heather color gives it a nice contemporary spin (not all turtlenecks need to be black!).
Patent leather pumps are a no-brainer staple for any professional woman, but I particularly like the color of these pumps. It does harken a bit to Mystique’s natural color, doesn’t it?
I couldn’t get Raven’s adorable grey pea coat out of my head (remember when she’s walking arm-and-arm with Charles through the rain?). This Lands’ End version is an affordable option. Unfortunately, unlike Raven, we can’t get James McAvoy for an accessory.
Pendant necklaces are certainly in style right now, and I love how this particular necklace harkens back to Raven’s gold pendant. Raven sports relatively low-key accessories in the movie, and of the few, her pendant necklace is probably the best.
The high neck on this sweater is reminiscent of Raven’s turtleneck dresses, and the back gives it a sexy touch.
There were so many Urban Outfitters sweater dresses I could have chosen from for this look. If you want Raven’s style, chose the best dress for your shape from this selection.
Leighton’s Doorman Umbrella, $31.95
So we can all pretend we are in London when it’s raining.
How could I not help but put a blue dress in the mix? This may be the best way to get Mystique’s look…without paining yourself blue.
Whose look do you want to see next?
Sarah is an art and business student who enjoys the occasional graphic novel and the more than occasional Marvel hero movie. She is pursuing a career in the fashion and apparel industry.