The first Audrey Hepburn movie I ever saw was Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I must have been 11 or 12 years old and was mesmerized by her wardrobe and bathtub turned couch. After watching the movie I decided that I would keep my lip balm in my mailbox so that I could apply it on my way out to school. This started a lifelong love affair with her movies and style. I still watch the movie every year on my birthday.
I think what I love most about how she dressed was the simplicity. She could make a crisp white shirt, black ankle-length pants and ballet flats look incredibly chic. She once said, “Everyone has their own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” I couldn’t agree more.
Here are some guidelines that seem to capture her approach to dressing that I always keep in mind when dressing in the morning or shopping:
Keep it simple.
Invest in quality.
Know what looks good on you and what you feel good in.
Trends are unnecessary.
On days when I feel like I have nothing to wear, I’ll often think about Audrey’s iconic movie looks and try to pull them off. My favorite Audrey looks are:
In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the LBD and hat she puts on when she’s getting dressed to go to Sing Sing.
Her white shirt, midi skirt, handkerchief around her neck outfit in Roman Holiday. I once wore this outfit and someone commented that it was very "Roman Holiday-esque.”
Her black turtleneck, skinny black ankle-length pants and black loafers in Funny Face. I could honestly wear this outfit every day and never get bored.
I’d love to hear what your favorite Audrey Hepburn look is. Feel free to leave a comment below.