Ever since her debut in the movie industry, Audrey Hepburn has been lauded for her impeccable sense of style. Who has not even seen her iconic Little Black Dress worn several times in the classic film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”? That very same dress cemented her place as one of Hollywood’s most stylish celebrities.
But when you think about it, Audrey Hepburn’s style was a reflection of what was deemed fashionable during her time. Tailored clothes, high-waist pants, head scarves… What made Audrey Hepburn stand out and ultimately became a style representative of that decade was the obvious comfort and exquisite delivery that she brings on the things she wore. She was comfortable in her own skin and on her sartorial choices more frequently than on her talent in acting.
Even to this day, Audrey Hepburn’s style is regarded as highly as it was in the last decade and the decade before that. Her taste in fashion has a timeless chicness that overcomes time.
Here are some wardrobe staples you will need for an Audrey Hepburn-inspired outfit.
1. The Simple Dress
Audrey Hepburn is widely known for the simple yet classy dresses that she wore in front and outside the camera. These dress are all non-flowing and creates a shape on your silhouette. Find a dress that will fit your body quite well. In fact, you can just find a good tailor who will adjust them to your size.
2. The Fitting Sweater
A well-fitted black sweater is an epitome of classy chic and there’s no question that Audrey Hepburn’s style gravitates to that. A full midi skirt matched to the black sweater will create this feminine silhouette for your outfit. Otherwise, you can look for a contrasting tailored pants.
3. The Cropped Pants
There is something about a cropped pants that makes it look so chic that you must have a pair in your wardrobe. The length of the pants offers a touch of femininity and the silhouette looks amazingly casual and formal at the same time–making the article of clothing wearable for both casual and formal events.
4. The Full Skirt
The full skirt definitely creates a feminine flair to any outfit in which it is a part of. I’ve mentioned earlier how the full skirt can be a great pair to wear with a black sweater. But you can also match a tailored and well-fitted blouse for that full skirt.
5. The Breton Top
The Breton stripes is, by far, one of the chicest prints existing. So we cannot question its presence in this list. The print exudes a certain air of casualness and a good enough amount of chic. And this, in turn, makes the printed top a versatile piece.
6. The Black Flats
Black flats are ingredients for the relaxed and chic French Riviera style. A style that is also incorporated into Audrey Hepburn’s personal one. And with her tall stature, she usually doesn’t need high heels. That is why she was well-known for the flats she wore for a casual outfit. Black ones add to the chicness of it and also makes the shoes versatile.
7. The Head Scarf
During the 1950s, head scarves were a thing of beauty that a lot of women frequently wore as a head accessories. There is a certain classiness and looseness to them that makes them such a wonderful accessory for summer. And since it was widely used during the ’40s and ’50s, they hold a vintage-y atmosphere to them.