ELEGANCE IS THE ONLY BEAUTY THAT NEVER FADES
- Audrey Hepburn
Think of Audrey Hepburn and there's usually one image that comes to everyone's mind, the character Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's with a look from the dress to the accessories and hairstyle that has become so iconic that it has been the inspiration for tons of modern day photo-shoots and magazine covers already.
On what would have been Hepburn's 85th birthday, we decided to honour her with a post and I thought of thinking beyond Holly Golightly and actually embodying Audrey Hepburn herself. Here are five lessons in style picked up from the fashion maven herself.
A strand of pearls
While Audrey might have not worn pearls as often, she did wear them occasionally. The thing about pearls is, they can take any outfit and pull it up a few notches and make it look amazingly classy and elegant. I like a long strand of pearls which can be wound around my neck, multiple times so that I can adjust them according to my neckline.
Cat eyes have so popular and have been passed down from the early decades. Of course modern women prefer the bat-wing over the cat-eye. Audrey however made sure her eyes were not too exaggerated as well. Like Audrey, I think subtle is the way to go and instead of liquid liner, I prefer a pencil.
The Red Lip
I just live by my red lipstick and I personally believe it's the most classic shade ever and it goes with everything!
The Black Tee
Audrey was often seen wearing black full sleeved and sometimes turtle neck t-shirts. It's amazing how she could make something so odd and basic look so fabulous. She wore hers with cropped black cigarette pants.
The Black Pump
Audrey preferred her ballet flats and kitten heels over platforms or any other type of shoe. While not many woman wear kitten heels, I feel the black pump is a staple for every woman as it is a classic piece.
All pictures by Sheehan. Edited on VSCO.