How to Get Charlize Theron's Look in 'Atomic Blonde'

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Set in 1989, right before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Atomic Blonde is the latest summer blockbuster to star a female lead kicking some serious ass. Charlize Theron, who plays M16 spy, Lorraine Broughton also serves some enviable looks, because she’s Charlize Theron. How can you get her vamp, late ’80s, Euro style? With Debbie Harry and Helmut Newton inspiring Lorraine’s smoking hot look, I don’t blame you for wanting to transform yourself into one of cinema’s most well-dressed spies. Here’s how to get her look.
There has been much talk about Theron’s fight scenes, which she performed herself, and in a cream coat, sweater, skirt, garters, and over-the-knee boots, no less. Cindy Evans, who designed the costumes for Atomic Blonde, tells Fashionista she “looked at a lot of Helmut Newton’s work from the ’80s and couldn’t help but be drawn into his photographs and how they imbued strength and sensuality in such a graphic way.”

In preparation for the film, Evans also notes that she spent time thrifting in Berlin and all over Europe to capture that a punk aesthetic that has been made iconic by Debbie Harry. Evans continues in the aforementioned article, “It was quite a feat to pull it all together, and we found incredible clothing in the end, hoping to strike a balance between what was historically correct and what would make this a stylistic and visceral experience for the audience.”

9 Easy Pieces to Make You an Atomic Blonde

1.) Blonde Hair

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2.) V-Front Black Crop Top

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This crop top is totally wearable outside the boudoir, especially if you’re in vixen mode.

3.) Black Leather Gloves

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As fall approaches, why not invest in some statement-making mitts? When you’re throwing figurative punches, these will keep you sleek and savvy.

4.) Cream Cape Blazer

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Versatile and chic, this a cape blazer is a must for everyday super-heroines.

5.) Reflector-Heel Leather Ankle Boots

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If Lorraine lived in the 21st century, I have no doubt that she’d own these Vetements black leather ankle boots. The squared-point toe is fierce, especially when you’re throwing a mean roundhouse kick. Plus, the red reflective acetate heel is cosmopolitan for the slick city streets.

6.) Aviator Sunglasses

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These Gucci sunnies are worth every penny, as the house does aviator like no other. The round, two-toned, metal frames bring atomic heat.

7.) Belted Trench Coat

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How can you be a spy without this signature trench?

8.) Foldable Skull Umbrella

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Although I don’t recommend you use this Alexander McQueen push-and-release umbrella as a weapon, it does have a skull handle that’s as macabre as it is vampy.

9.) Lingerie Pink Lipstick

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Polish off your Atomic Blonde look with a swipe of this icy-pink lipstick.

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