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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Style inspiration vol 1 - Audrey Hepburn

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." - Audrey Hepburn

"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades." - Audrey Hepburn

"My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses." - Audrey Hepburn

I have always loved Audrey Hepburn, even before I ever saw any of her movies. She was just so beautiful and she had an impeccable taste. I wish I could dress like her, but in the end I like experimenting with different styles a little too much for it to be possible at this point. 

Audrey's style is very simple: neutral tones and very basic clothes. Jeans, shirts, t-shirts, kitty heels and ballet flats construct a very chic yet a very comfortable look. Being very tall, Audrey never wore high heels, so keep those heels low if you want to go for the Audrey look!

The best thing about a look like this is of course that it's very affordable. For example, you can get simple white shirts for a very budget-friendly price, such as these two examples from H&M.

Combine the shirt with a pair of fitting jeans and cute ballet flats, tie a scarf to your hair and you have a very Audrey-inspired look. Perfect for office or just a casual run to the grocery store!

If you want to go more dressy, you will want to pick a little black dress that's suitable for your body type. Audrey herself was very thin and not very curvy, but getting the look doesn't mean that you have to go on a diet. Instead, choose clothes that are right for your body type, not the exact copy of the dress Audrey was wearing. Again, my examples are from H&M collection.

Different dresses for different body types. An hour-glass figure would perhaps like to enhance her natural curves by choosing a dress that has a fitting waistline, and of course, a v-neck is very flattering to those who have the cleavage to show off. But since we're talking about Audrey, who never even wanted to be a sex-symbol, you should opt for a dress that is classy and flattering but not too flaunting or sexy. Subtle yet sexy, you have to know where to draw the line!

For accessories choose classy and subtle, and of course, the big sunglasses are a must! Pearls and simple stud earrings are perfect, you don't want to go over-board with the bling as Audrey always preferred to be a little under-dressed opposed to over-dressed.

Scarves are also an easy way to add a touch of Audrey, or vintage in general, to any outfit. Choose a small square scarf with subtle pattern and tie it around your neck, or cover your hair from the rain with a big scarf. Perfect combined with a trench and a pair of big sunglasses, like Audrey did in Charade. (also an excellent choice of attire if you're spying on someone)

I hope you enjoyed this quick look into Audrey's style and how to get it for yourself! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment box and I will get to them as soon as possible!

Oh, and just for fun, here are 13 steps to looking like Audrey Hepburn!


  1. ohh I just love Funny Face!!

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  2. Such a great post on style ! I love Audrey Hepburn and her quotes on life and yes, I agree, she has an Impeccable style sense. Above all , she was a good human being.
    have a nice day !

  3. I love Audrey and everything about her! Great post^^

  4. hello deaR!<
    what a cool blog you have.
    Its totally great
    following you on GFC
    hope you follow back


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