"That’s so Audrey!"

January 8, 2007

With her popularity at its height in the 1960s, one would think that her essential style elements would have come and gone, but quite the opposite when it comes to the timeless trends that Audrey Hepburn created. She continues to have an influence on the international world of style and popularized looks that women everywhere still try and to create to this very day. Below you’ll find a guide to looking “so Audrey”

The little black dress
The design should be classic, timeless, and be looked as though it is being pulled off effortlessly. Your little black dress should not show too much skin and should be tasteful in all of its elements. Be able to dress it up and down to get the most out of it.

Sunglasses
They should be of the large variety, but nothing that makes your face overwhelmed. You want your bone structure to still be seen. The glasses should not be overly trendy, but flattering. Also, unless you want, your glasses need not have a designer’s name splashed across the frames.

Ballet Flats
There’s a multitude from which to choose, but you want them to be sturdy enough to support your foot, so those with no real frame or sole are not the best choices. These shoes tend to be affordable so you can get pairs in a variety of colors and prints. If you want a really unique pair and are willing to pay for a bit higher price tag, try French Sole a darling English brand that makes the world’s most comfortable and stylish flats.

Understated Jewelry
Unlike her look in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, in real life Audrey Hepburn sported only minimal jewelry. A pair of diamond-studded pearls often adorned her earlobes and for more dress events she chose a strand of pearls or diamonds.

*Keep in mind that while you can obtain pieces that Ms. Hepburn made extremely popular, she, herself, did not truly believe in trends. Audrey believed the best way to feel good in clothes was to develop your own style and be comfortable in it.

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