I know that trying to emulate a fashion icon like Audrey Hepburn can be intimidating but even Audrey wasn’t Audrey until she became a star. And like you and me, she didn’t have much money growing up so she created a her own simple fashion style at least until Givenchy came along.
Bottom line is that you don’t need a lot of money to get Audrey’s iconic look.
It’s easy to boost the Audrey Hepburn quotient in your closet and into your life. Here are some quick and easy tips:
- Stick to neutral colors like black, white, and nude. Audrey knew that these colors always pair well together. Go through your closet find your neutral colored tops and bottoms and put them all together in one spot. These are now your “go-to” clothes.
- Find your go-to white shirt. Whether it’s a classic white t-shirt, a button-down, a cami, or a v-neck, find a comfortable white shirt, the one, that you can throw on anytime of the day. It’ll pair great with skirts, shorts, and trousers. Or pull a Holly Golightly and wear it without bottoms when sleeping or answering the door to greet your new neighbor.
- Flatter your features with accessories. Audrey was super thin which in those days wasn’t considered attractive (especially not with women like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor as your competition) but rather than wear oversized shirts that hid her body, she wore cinched belts around the waist that showed off her petite figure. It was pretty revolutionary fashion-wise at the time. Rather than hiding your unique features play around with accessories until you find what works for you.
- Invest in a great pair of black skinny jeans. Black is always the new black no matter what anyone says. It’s flattering and always in season. A good pair of black skinny jeans will take an outfit from a “ehh…” to a “Damn girl!”
- Make room in your closet for a pair of comfortable flats. Audrey was tall (5’7”) so she preferred to wear flats. A classic pair of ballet flats are stylish and much more comfortable than a pair of heels.