Just about everyone knows Audrey Hepburn for popularizing the little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but there’s far more to her style. Audrey’s fashion choices were picture-perfect on and off set with classic, effortless styles you can copy today.
As Holly Golightly, Hepburn was iconic in over-sized sunglasses. Mimic the look with over-sized sunglasses to flatter your face. The sunglasses shouldn’t touch your cheeks, hide your eyebrows or slip down your nose when you smile. Whether you have Audrey’s signature pixie cut or have long locks, an Audrey-inspired hat is the perfect way to add a statement piece to a simple outfit. Try an over-sized sunhat with a ribbon band or petite pillbox in a fun pattern like leopard print. For an elegant old Hollywood look, drape a silk scarf around your head or tie a rolled-up scarf around your neck. In her 1954 wedding, Audrey even wore one of today’s favorite Boho styles: the flower crown.
Next to the LBD, Hepburn is often remembered for showing off her petite figure in skinny trousers. In Funny Face, she showed how to look sleek in a black skinnies, a black turtleneck and black loafers. Her striped outfits are just as fashionable today. A black-and-white striped knit top with crop pants and ballet flats is a timeless look. For the more daring choice, try colorful striped crops with a classic button-up white blouse; don’t forget to pop the collar.
Dresses and Skirts
Let’s hear it for those white dresses! From the elegant white gown with black floral appliques to the casual white shirt dress with skinny black belt, Audrey made white en vogue. She accepted her Oscar in a white, floral, boat-neck dress you can copy in a tea-length style. In fact, the belted, tea-length, full-skirted dresses of Hepburn’s era have made a comeback through rockabilly fashion. The full, circle skirts she wore are also perfect with button-up blouses and fitted sweaters.