Transcendent. Timeless. Iconic. When I think about Audrey Hepburn, these adjectives come to mind. From her enchanting presence on the silver screen to her keen sense of style, Audrey has been revered as a cultural phenomena since she broke into the film industry in the 1950s.
I have always admired strong, independent women, and Audrey Hepburn is no exception. Rising to fame during Hollywood’s Golden Age, a period in which sexism was mainstream, Hepburn overcame plenty of obstacles to reach her success. Audrey grew up in war-stricken Europe, later developing anemia and other breathing issues due to malnutrition. The struggles she experienced during her childhood haunted her for the rest of her life. She felt the need to help people around the world who were dealing with similar situations. Once she was in the public eye, Audrey used her platform for good, spending many of her days doing humanitarian work for UNICEF.
Today I decided to steal inspiration from this iconic Hollywood figure. I thought it would be interesting to recreate some of my favorite Audrey looks with a modern twist.
(Get ready for more photos of me looking incredibly awkward)
I didn’t think it would be possible for me to not recreate Audrey’s iconic all-black ensemble from “Funny Face”. This outfit is very simple and very chic.
- Top-Tommy Hilfiger
- Flats-Earth Origins
I adore the nautical vibes this outfit gives off. It seems like a cool, comfortable pairing you could wear to the beach.
- Top-H&M (I wear this top a lot…get used to it)
- Shorts-Forever 21
- Oxfords-Not Rated
While my outfit doesn’t exactly pantomime Hepburn’s, I adored the idea of a collared blouse, simple sweater, and printed pants. It’s a timeless look that you can don almost every season. I removed the sweater in the first photo for an example more tailored to summer.
- Top-H&M (again)
- Sweater-Croft & Barrow
- Jeans-Almost Famous
While this outfit doesn’t have an Audrey counterpart, I felt like the polka dot top, high-waisted jeggings, and black ballet flats emulated retro fashion.
- Top-Ralph Lauren (I got this on sale at Macy’s! *pumps fists wildly* Score!)
- Jeggings-Tinsel Town
- Shoes-Earth Origins
My love for tee shirt dresses is all-consuming. In fact, I picked up this pinstriped one just a handful of days ago. To mimic Audrey, I paired it with a belt and delicate flats.
- Dress-Emerald Sundae
- Shoes-(If only I knew…)
I’m sure there was no surprise in my last recreation. Just like the all-black attire from “Funny Face”, the slim black dress from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” was a necessity to this list. While Audrey dons a stunning floor-length gown, I opted for a little black dress that falls just above the knee. I love the open back and fun neckline.
- Dress-Laundry by Shelli Segal
- Pearls-Forever 21
Thank you for reading.