Monday, July 28

How to Dress Like a Modern Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is one of the most admired and revered actresses ever. She won many awards during her career as an actress and starred in many award-winning films as well. Aside from her acting prowess and humanitarian spirit, Audrey is also known for her keen fashion style. Her style can be classic and timeless, chic and graceful, and even in this era, it can still be modern. So how can you dress like a modern Audrey Hepburn? Believe it or not, all you need are considered wardrobe basics!

Audrey is known for her neat, simple, yet chic style, and it is best showcased through a plain white button down shirt. It may be plain, but it is actually a very diverse piece of clothing that can be mixed and matched with different pants, shorts, or skirts, depending on your personal style. A trademark Audrey style is to tie the shirt at the waist. A key to pulling off this look is choosing shirts that are fresh and crisp.

If you’re not into button down shirts, you may opt to get either a turtleneck or a boat neck. For the turtleneck, a plain black or white one is advisable, and pick one that’s made from thin fabrics so you won’t look too snug, but classic yet fresh. Choose boat necks if you would like to highlight your shoulders. 
To match your button down shirt, turtleneck or boat neck, go for a casual and relaxing pair of skinny pants. They can be made from capri, khaki, or other materials as long as they have a skinny tight fit. Audrey often preferred ankle or capri-length ones, but you can find a length that looks best on you.

It is said that one of the staples of a woman’s closet is the little black dress and rightly so. Audrey’s wears the iconic black dress in the opening scene of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The dress was designed by a French designer, Hubert de Givenchy, and it was paired with a pearl choker with multiple strands, a huge black hat, a foot long cigarette holder, and opera gloves. As a modern way of wearing the little black dress, simple accessories from will do, as well as a pair of high-heeled shoes.

If you’re uncomfortable with heels, that’s ok. Another basic component of Audrey’s style is a pair of dependable ballet flats. When she started wearing ballet flats in her movies, women started to appreciate the footwear as they can be both stylish and comfortable. Although there are many styles and colors available, make sure to have a plain black pair that can be matched with various clothing styles.

Finally, do you need to have an extra cool look? Go for a classic, slim fitting trench coat that’s knee-length and either black or beige. You can even pull up the collar to add a bit of dramatic flair!

These are just some of the basics you can have to dress like Audrey Hepburn in this modern era. Before trying any of them, you may want to watch some of her films to get a better idea of what may look good on you.