When you gear the term “fashion icon”, usually the image of Audrey Hepburn is one of the firsts that come to mind. As every fashionista needs to be informed about timeless trends and who made them so popular in the first place. I have prepared a list of items that are still worn to this day, some being even statement pieces in a woman’s closet, that were raised to fame by Audrey. If you are planning to build a wardrobe of outfits that will resemble hers, those items are definitely the ones you should start with:


Okay, this one was to be expected, hence the reason why it’s top of the list. It’s a well known fact that every woman should have a little black dress in her wardrobe, as it’s the most versatile, simple and elegant type of dress and can be worn to almost any event. The iconic scene with Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, gazing at store window in her black dress, pearls, oversized glasses and long black gloves is what make this look a true fashion statement.


If you take a look at the most popular images of her, in most of them she is wearing her black cropped trousers/capris with a pair of simple, elegant loafers. She is known for being able to look very feminine even in outfits that have a tomboyish vibe to them. You’re in great luck if you’re the type of girl that always opts for comfortable footwear, as those are definitely more forgiving than a pair of stilettos.


Just as mentioned above, tomboyish elements were Audrey’s staple pieces, and one that made a lasting impression on fashion lovers was her look in “Roman Holiday”, where she paired a midi skirt with a plain button down shirt and a silk scarf. As simple as they are, those elements worked great together. Add a few plaid or simple shirts for your wardrobe as they are quite versatile and chic, to this day.


Turtleneck shirts might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Audrey pulled them off perfectly along with her short pixie cut. If you want to try and style a turtleneck and make it work in an everyday look, the best way would be to style your hair up in a bun or sleek ponytail and put on a pair of hoop earrings, to frame your face. Those kinds of shirts/jumpers are cozy and perfect to try and style for the cold season.


Stripes are a bit tricky to wear, but keep it simple and you might just have an effortless, beautiful outfit on your hands. From shirts to capris, Audrey loved to incorporate stripes into her outfits. Your best bet is to go with black and white alternatives, such as a pair of white pants with vertical black lines, or a black shirt with white horizontal lines. Navy blue is a great choice if you’re looking to add some color instead, and always make sure to pair it with monochrome items.

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