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Classic Style Tips to Steal from Audrey Hepburn’s Outfits | Recreating 5 Timeless Looks

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From the little black dress shown in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the classic trench coat and ballet flats, it’s clear that Audrey Hepburn’s outfits are the epitome of classic style and you don’t need to have doe eyes or be up on the silver screen to copy her classic look!

Though Audrey Hepburn (not to be confused with Katharine Hepburn) had plenty of glamorous fashion moments, she was the muse of Hubert De Givenchy after all, she became a fashion icon for the looks we all love (and are actually able) to copy.

Whether it’s her iconic slim black pants, a simple dress, her favorite bateau necklines, or the timeless simple shapes, Audrey Hepburn’s style is admirable for all the right reasons. Her fashion sense of classic pieces and timeless accessories proves that this personal style will truly never go out of style.

There are many ways to make her outfits work for your own wardrobe. Keep reading for ways to copy Audrey Hepburn’s outfits to get a look that stands the test of time!

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1. head scarf + turtleneck + dress pants + socks with loafers

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recreate the look: scarf | turtleneck | pants | loafers

Style tips to steal: Silk scarves are a timeless accessory to have in your wardrobe. It looks vintage chic effortlessly tied around your head and not only that, but it’s a practical choice as well, as it can hide a bad hair day or even protect your scalp from the sun on vacation.

A turtleneck is a clothing item that Audrey staple-ized, as well as her slim black capri pants. Pairing socks with loafers is practical (it allows you to wear flats longer in the cooler months), but I love the quirky style element that it brings to an outfit.

Here we can see that the staples will never go out of style- though you may not wear it all exactly the way she does, a silk scarf, turtleneck, dress pants, and loafers should all be in your wardrobe!

2. hoop earrings + long sleeve shirt + button-up

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recreate the look: earrings | long sleeve shirt | button-down

Style tips to steal: Sometimes it’s not what you wear but how you wear it. Layering can really bring an outfit together or set it apart. The use of layering a button-down over a long sleeve tee is clever, unique, and stylish!

You can always count on your trusty hoops (another wardrobe staple) and I can only assume she’s donning a red lip, a beauty statement that also doubles as an accessory.

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3. striped shirt + dress pants

audrey hepburn outfit

recreate the look: striped shirt | pants

Style tips to steal: You can’t go wrong with simple! A striped sweater or long sleeve top looks effortlessly classic paired with black dress pants. We can’t see the rest of Audrey Hepburn’s outfit in this picture, but I can also assume she completed the look with a pair of socks and loafers!

When in doubt, keep it simple, wear stripes, and pair classic items together.

4. straw hat + button down + dress pants

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recreate the look: hat | button-down | pants

Style tips to steal: Have you noticed a theme in these iconic looks so far? Staple clothing items worn in interesting ways. This is your style reminder that classic style doesn’t have to be boring! Try pairing unexpected pieces together (like a casual straw hat with a dressy top) or wearing an item in a new way. By doing something as simple as wrapping your button-down instead of buttoning it, you’ve instantly elevated your whole look.

Another theme we can see here is that Audrey definitely had some wardrobe favorites. Look at any Audrey Hepburn outfits and you’ll see that she frequently showcased her slim dress pants, button-downs, and loafers.

5. long sleeve shirt + corduroy pants + sheer tights (or socks) + loafers

audrey hepburn style

recreate the look: shirt | pants | loafers

Style tips to steal: Want to switch up your dress pants? Try corduroy, a fabric perfect for the cooler months. Pair with a long sleeve tee and you have a simple yet classic look.

Not only are they comfortable and easy to wear, but loafers can go with almost any look, making them a perfect option for classic fashion.

Whether you know Audrey only as Holly Golightly or you saw her in the film Sabrina, My Fair Lady, Funny Face, or Roman Holiday (I’ve seen them all), her iconic looks will always be remembered.

For even more outfit ideas on how to copy Audrey Hepburn’s outfits, keep reading!

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.