How to dress like a modern Audrey Hepburn

Posted on June 15 2021

It may be 50 years since Audrey Hepburn reigned supreme as the fashion world’s ‘it’ girl, but her timeless style remains just as relevant to this day. Famous for her modish charm, polished aesthetic and effortless glamour - it’s no surprise why Audrey has been crowned the best-dressed Hollywood star of the 20th century.

 

When building your own Hepburn-approved wardrobe, follow her simple rules for dressing:  simplicity over fussiness, silhouettes that cinch in at your waist, and, of course, there’s no such thing as too much black. Some of our favourite Audrey-inspired staples include black trousers, striped shirts, trench coats, midi skirts, and the little black dress aka LBD.

 

Luckily, emulating Audrey’s impeccable style won’t break the budget thanks to our hugely discounted designer collection here at Estro, Sydney’s home of designer fashion at outlet prices. Explore the range in one of our two Sydney stores, or shop the collection online. Plus, for a limited time only, take Up to extra 50% off already reduced prices during Estro’s EOFY sale.  

 

If you want to transform yourself into a modern Audrey Hepburn, look no further than these everyday wardrobe essentials.

 

Slim black trousers

 Audrey Hepburn StyleImage credit: Getty

 

Believe it or not, it was quite uncommon for women to wear trousers at the height of Audrey’s career. Defying the status quo, Audrey made a style statement by often sporting high-waisted black trousers that tapered at the ankles. At Estro, we have a range of chic trousers to help you get the Audrey look. We love these wool blend trousers by Pinko ($148.00 AUD).

 

Branded black trousers on sale

 

Striped shirt

Striped ShirtImage credit: Getty

 

A classic piece any girl should own, the striped T-shirt is a fashion staple that is guaranteed never to date. Audrey usually opted for high-necked, long-sleeved striped tops, usually in black and white. Get the look at Estro with this 100% cotton top by Saint Laurent ($472.00 AUD).

YSL striped shirt

 

Trench coat

Audrey Hepburn Trench CoatImage credit: Getty

 

The trench coat is a great investment for a trans-seasonal wardrobe. Channel Audrey by selecting a light-weight trench in beige or a tartan print, and cinching it in at the waist with a belt. Estro has you covered with a range of designer trenches at discounted prices. We adore this double breasted trench coat by Max Mara Weekend ($1,222.00 AUD).

 Trench Coat on sale

 

Midi skirts

Audrey Hepburn Midi SkirtImage credit: Getty

 

Nothing says retro elegance like a midi-skirt. Flattering and sophisticated, it’s no wonder Audrey had the midi skirt on high rotation in her wardrobe. Style the look with ballet flats or sandals, and wear it with a button-up blouse tucked in at the waist. To emulate the look, snap up this pleated skirt by Max Mara Studio ($ 894.00 AUD).

 

 Pleated skirt on sale

 

 

Little Black Dress (LBD)

Audrey Hepburn in black dressImage credit: Getty

 

The frock worn by Audrey’s character Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is probably the most well-known ‘little black dress’ (aka the LBD) in film history. Designed by Givenchy, the legacy of Audrey’s LBD remains to this day. At Estro, we have a range of designer LBDs perfect for the savvy Audrey-obsessed shopper. In particular we love the classic yet elegant style of this crystal-embellished wool dress by Blumarine ($ 806.00 AUD).

 Blu Marine Dress

 

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