January 8, 2013

Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn

To me, Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of timeless style. She had a simple aesthetic that can easily translate into the 21 Century. The clean silhouettes of her daily wear were chic and sophisticated. Her natural beauty and elegance made the costumes of the characters she portrayed her own.
If I'm ever stuck on what to wear I just go the Audrey direction and go simple. The LBD (Little Black Dress), white button down, black leggings, ballet flats, and statement dress are all essential pieces to achieving Audrey's effortless style.

1) The Little Black Dress- My personal favorite. There are so many silhouettes, textiles, and styling possibilities that comes with the LBD. Plus, black is universally flattering on any woman.

Timeless Trio
2) Timeless Trio- A men's white button down, black pants, and ballet flats will always be in style. The white shirt may be a women's fit too, but there's something intriguing about wearing a men's white shirt, even if it's your own. I bought one from Calvin Klein in the extra slim fit. (I have an old blog post all about it here). Black pants are also a must. They should be really fitted or just leggings to juxtapose the masculinity of the shirt. To complete the look, ballet flats will always work. My favorite kind are just plain black leather or patent leather, but if you're going to be literal, Audrey wears embellished ones in the picture above.
Statement Dress
3) Statement dress- I remember watching Sabrina for the first time and falling in love with the gorgeous Givenchy dress. Most people don't have an occasion to wear such a fancy ensemble, but a girl should always have a special dress tucked away. The dresses I picked out above vaguely reminded me of the Sabrina dress mixed with modern trends like the brocade and mirror prints. 

Now who's in the mood to have an Audrey Hepburn movie marathon?


  1. I love Audrey Hepburn, I love this post! I'll remember this for my next look. Inspiring!

    Amberissa x


  2. Thank you so much!
    Sophie xxx