Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn

I didn’t become an Audrey Hepburn fan until this year, around the time I began writing my blog. It’s kind of shocking how I didn’t really know about her until now. Of course, I had heard of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but I never really looked at Ms. Hepburn as a style icon. How could you not? She is the epitome of ‘upper class’, in my opinion. The pearls, the updo, the little black dress…it’s all so chic and amazing! I want to go through some of my favourite portraits of her and try and recreate the looks she so fabulously rocked over her many years!

But first, you absolutely must watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s! I recently watched the entire film and before I saw the movie I had no idea that Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly, was actually an escort. Holly charges men for conversation and asks for tip money, and they follow her home begging for sex. Although it is not clear in the film whether or not she sleeps with any of these men, it is undeniable that she finds income in very much the same way a certain kind of sex worker would. It would not surprise me if some of the escorts that you can find on websites like were inspired to go into their line of work by this film.

Anyway, let us now discover some of Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic looks so that you can recreate them using pieces from your own wardrobe.


Audrey Hepburn makes style look effortless, and in her case…it is. A simple striped tee, simple black trousers and simple black pumps. How hard could that be to recreate? Not hard as long as you have they key pieces. If you can believe it, the summer season catalogues do not highlight black and white striped shirts…but if you must find one, there is one at Reitmans for a great deal. Through, I found these great trousers. I’m not familiar with the brand, but they sure mimic Ms. Hepburn’s ultra-casual look. To top it all off, a great pair of Nine West pumps dresses the look up just enough to look hot and stylish!


In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn searches in the pouring rain for her cat. Even in the pouring rain, she looks fabulous. In case you are cat-hunting in the rain, you will want your chic beige, tie-up trench coat, accompanied by a headscarf tied at the chin to keep your very polished updo dry. I have linked a very in-style trench coat below that I found through To complete the Hepburn-esque look, add a headscarf of your choice!


Now for the ultra-classic look of the century. Audrey Hepburn basically created the little black dress look that every woman considers a must-have in their wardrobe. I have about three go-to little black dresses, but you really can never have too many. I particularly love this look of hers though because it incorporates matching black pumps and a multi-strand pearl necklace. With or without the gloves, the look is timeless.


Those are my three favourite looks that Ms. Hepburn wore effortlessly over her years. There are many more and her overall outlook on life is admirable. She is certainly one of my favourite style icons. I will leave you with this quote…



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