Your ultimate guide to dressing like Audrey Hepburn

From a film icon to a fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn leaves tough (designer, obvi) shoes to fill. While this classic Hollywood legend was often known for her famous flicks (starting with her *iconic* American debut, Roman Holiday) and her humanitarian work, she was also absolute style goals, even earning a spot on the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame List. There's no doubt that Audrey had a fabulous fashion sense both on-screen and off. And the best part? Her fits are still totally chic today. Look no further for the six pieces you *need* to add to your closet if you're wanting to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn.  

Boat neck tops

Only Audrey could turn a simple neckline into a style staple. One of her faves to flaunt was the "boat neck." It also became known as the "Sabrina" neckline, because of the 1954 film Sabrina (starring Audrey herself!) that made it famous. Tons of fashionistas still rock this elegant wide neckline today—and now, so can you. Whether you opt for a pattern or a solid color, the boat neck top is a must-have for your Audrey-inspired wardrobe. 

Striped shirts

A striped shirt is a total classic that never goes out of style—and clearly, Audrey would agree. The striped tee can be dressed up or down super easily, making it the perfect piece for any occasion, especially if you're feeling extra stuck on what to wear. This wardrobe basic will add some timeless flair to any outfit!

Chic loafers

Loafers are the shoe to rock this fall (or any time of year, tbh), and it's easy to see why. Not only are they practical and comfy, but they also exude a polished, professional vibe that will have you looking sophisticated and put-together—even when you're showing up to school exhausted, running on only a few hours of sleep and an iced vanilla latte. So take a page out of Audrey's book (um, fashion magazine?) and pick up some loafers on your next shopping trip! From penny to platform, you'll def find the style that works best for you.

Cropped pants

Are capris making a comeback? It just might be time to give the cropped pant a try. Audrey Hepburn was one of the very first movie stars to wear them, and they soon became yet another example of her famous style. Cropped leggings are a great place to start for a more casual everyday look, but don't worry too much about sticking to one style—you can explore *so* many different variations to find out which one works best for you. 

Oversized sunnies

If you've ever seen or heard of Breakfast at Tiffany's, then you already know about Audrey's signature oversized sunglasses. Add some vintage vibes to your glasses collection with these cat-eye sunnies—and our pick is even named for the fashion icon herself. Whether you're just running some errands or going to the beach with your besties, you'll look effortlessly chic no matter what. 

Simple little black dresses

And of course, how could we forget about the LBD? Audrey's well-known Breakfast at Tiffany's ensemble wouldn't be complete without the simple little black dress—and your closet won't be, either. This fashion staple has stood the test of time. You can always make it your own, and better yet, it works for literally every season. Braving the wintry cold? Throw a coat on over it and head out to that holiday party. In need of a dress for your school's spring dance? With this one, you'll be turning heads all night. The LBD will practically have a permanent place in your wardrobe!

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by Samara Smukler | 1/11/2023