In the history of film, there are few people as elegant, effortless, and chic as Audrey Hepburn. Whether it’s the tea-length, drop-waist wedding dress in Funny Face or the black Givenchy evening gown in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, she has a veritable encyclopedia of iconic looks that live in our cultural memory.
And while the woman gets plenty of credit for her exquisite costuming, she styled herself with just as much style and grace off-screen, too. As you can see by the picture, Audrey’s take on winter whites feels just as fresh and relevant today as it did back then. And, it should be said, Audrey’s outfit is a perfect example of how you can still rock your favorites no matter how old you are. For this specific look, there are all the hallmarks of a Hepburn classic, from the flat shoes to crisp tailoring.
We’ll start from the ground up, with a pair of ballerina flats that have a modern twist. Instead of the round toe, go for something a little more modern like this loafer-inspired pointed toe from Everlane. Of course, if you want a tried-and-true ballet slipper, this one from Margaux fits the bill.
Up next, add a pair of Hepburn’s signature trousers: ankle length, slim-cut, and high-waisted. While Audrey was known to rock the black pair, we’re switching it up and going for a cream, off-white, bone, or any shade of white that suits you best. Try these twill straight leg trousers, or this slightly stretchier option from J.Crew .
Finally, top it all off with an understated knit in the same color family. Everlane’s mockneck sweater is a great affordable cashmere option, and so is this turtleneck from J.Crew. If you’re looking for a top with a little more It Factor, we’re obsessed with this cashmere zip-up knit from J.Crew, from the ribbing to the statement collar.
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