Iconic Audrey Hepburn Fashion Essentials For Every Elegant Wardrobe
Audrey Hepburn is a true timeless style icon. One of the reasons for this is the classic elegance of her basic fashion choices – from her glamorous sunglasses and streamlined tops down to her practical trousers and comfortable ballet flats.
Want to share Audrey’s elegance?
Here are 5 items anyone can wear for a little daily Audrey inspiration.
1. The simple black top
Audrey’s classic black top is an iconic essential. Whether a long sleeve round neck tee, 3/4 sleeve boatneck or simple black turtleneck, lifelong ballet dancer Audrey loved her simple black tops. Be sure to choose the style and fit that suit your body best!
Long or 3/4 sleeves and modest or higher necklines are trés Audrey style.
2. Givenchy sunglasses
Audrey’s favourite designer was Hubert de Givenchy, who considered the actress his muse. Their mutual respect and friendship led to some of the most recognised and iconic Audrey style moments onscreen and offscreen – including that black Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress.
Audrey’s classic sunglasses style from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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3. Capri 3/4 trousers
Audrey’s ankle-showing capri cigarette pants are absolutely vital to recreating her relaxed stylish daytime look. Worn onscreen and at home, Audrey the avid gardner became well known for her love of these practical bottoms and paired them with her favourite ballet flats.
4. Ballet flats
Audrey Hepburn was first and foremost a ballet dancer, and her simplistic personal style reflects this fact. Often thought of as the icon with whom the ballet flat shoe is most associated, nowadays ballet flats are everyday fashion items found in most stores and no longer the exclusive wear of ballet professionals.
They’re a must-have Audrey style item for pairing with 3/4 trousers in any season.
5. White collared shirt
Audrey’s classic white collared shirt shows up again and again, never overshadowing her outfit but always radiating elegance and refinement. Long or short sleeved, with a folded standing collar, this everyday item can be worn fitted or oversized and paired with pearls, scarves and of course accessorised with Audrey’s must-have oversized sunglasses.
A fashion all-rounder, the perfect white shirt can be purchased anywhere in crisp cotton or iron-free synthetic fabrics for easy care and travel wear.
Love Audrey Hepburn’s classic silver screen elegance?
Mix and match the above basics for truly elegant everyday style.
It may feel simple and minimalistic, but that was what Audrey loved – to appreciate simple fashion and focus on the richness of experiencing life.
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