10 Fall Basics For Easy Audrey Hepburn Style

Audrey Hepburn is one of the 20th Century’s most heralded style icons, and for good reason! The famous actress and activist had consistent, classic style throughout her life, sticking to simple staples that ooze class. When I think of Audrey Hepburn, I think about the perfect little black dress, elegant tailored pieces, and a simple color palette. But capturing Audrey Hepburn’s style is really about studying the little nuances of her most striking ensembles. If you love Audrey’s style, you can copy it this Fall by adding just ten classic pieces to your style arsenal. You can find them in the slideshow below, along with the original inspiration from Audrey herself.

  • Fall Basics for Audrey Hepburn Style 1 of 21
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    For decades, women have been influenced by Audrey Hepburn's effortless style. You can look just as easily elegant this Fall by adding any of these ten classic pieces to your personal wardrobe.

    photo by Norman Parkinson

  • Audrey’s Shoes 2 of 21
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    One of Audrey's most famous style choices was for her feet. She most often was photographed wearing flats, and usually simple, unadorned black ballet flats.

    Find a similar pair of ballet flats on the next slide.

    photo by Dennis Stock

  • Black Ballet Flats 3 of 21
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    These ballet flats are simple and fitted- perfect with a pair of ankle pants or a simple dress.

    Available at Kohls for $48

  • Audrey’s Slacks 4 of 21
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    At the height of Audrey's fame, it wasn't very common for women to wear pants. But she seemed to be comfortable in dark slacks that were worn high on her waist, and ended right at her ankle. The style works great with the other basic tops you can find in this slideshow, particularly a basic white blouse.

    Find a similar pair of slacks on the next slide.

    photo by Mark Shaw

  • Black High Waisted Slacks 5 of 21
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    These black pants have a classic high rise and are also available in tall and petite, so you can find the right length for the cigarette style pants that Audrey famously wore.

    Available at ASOS for $33.75

  • Audrey’s Dress 6 of 21
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    Audrey Hepburn's most iconic role was in Breakfast at Tiffany's where she famously wore an elegant black dress, a multi-strand pearly necklace, and held a cigarette at the end of a long cigarette holder.

    Find a classically styled little black dress that you can wear day or night on the next slide.

    photo by Howell Conant

  • Black Dress 7 of 21
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    This black dress has a '60s style silhouette and a universally flattering cut. It's simple enough for daytime wear, but special enough to transition into a nighttime look.

    Available at ModCloth for $99.99

  • Audrey’s Eyebrows 8 of 21
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    Perhaps the most striking feature that set Audrey apart from other style icons of her era is her perfectly sculpted eyebrows. Thick, but still feminine, they certainly make a statement!

    Find your own makeup for Audrey-like eyebrows on the next slide.

    photo by Yousuf Karsh

  • Eyebrow Brush 9 of 21
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    Try a thicker brow on your own face with this eyebrow set. You can go thicker like Audrey, or just give yourself a little extra definition as a more subtle homage to the classic movie star.

    Available at Sephora for $28

  • Audrey’s Sweater 10 of 21
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    Simple pieces are what make Audrey's style so timeless. This black crew neck sweater is so basic, but perfectly styled. The dark color is universally flattering and brings attention to her face.

    Find a similar sweater on the next slide.

    photo by Mark Shaw

  • Black Crew Neck Crop Sweater 11 of 21
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    This crew neck sweater is a lightweight knit that maintains the simple neckline we loved on Audrey and the flattering, somewhat cropped length that works well with 1950s-1960s styled pieces that are reminiscent of Ms. Hepburn's wardrobe.

    Available at Express for $39.90

  • Audrey’s T-Shirt 12 of 21
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    Audrey looks stunning in this simple striped shirt! It works great with her tailored black pants and crisp makeup. Nothing's more classic than a breton striped t-shirt.

    Find a similar shirt on the next slide.

    photo by Mark Shaw

  • Breton Striped T-Shirt 13 of 21
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    The boatneck style of this breton-striped shirt perfectly captured the midcentury style we saw on Audrey. This is the kind of shirt you can wear over and over again with jeans, or dress it up like Audrey did with a pair of statement earrings and tailored trousers.

    Available at L.L.Bean for $29.95

  • Audrey’s Sunglasses 14 of 21
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    Whether it is was the 1950s or the 1980s, Audrey was frequently photographed in this iconic shape of sunglasses. Oversized like a proper movie-star's sunglasses, Audrey's shades also had a subtle cat-eye shape to them.

    Find a similar pair of sunglasses on the next slide.

    photo by Yul Brynner

  • Oversized Tortoise Sunglasses 15 of 21
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    These sunglasses perfectly capture the drama and shape of Audrey's shades and easily fit in with this year's trends.

    Available at eBags for $49.99

  • Audrey’s Shirt 16 of 21
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    Who looks this perfectly put together when lounging around in simply a white shirt? Audrey Hepburn, of course! This crisp white button-down blouse benefits from a collar large enough to turn up at the back and long enough appear carefree.

    Find a similar white shirt on the next slide.

    photo by Mark Shaw

  • Crisp White Tunic Shirt 17 of 21
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    This crisp white shirt is perfect for emulating Audrey's chic style! The collar is the perfect size and can be worn folded or flipped up at the back. The length is great for an almost-tunic style, or can be tucked in with a pair of high-waisted trousers for a more classic look.

    Available at Nordstrom for $79

  • Audrey’s Patterned Pants 18 of 21
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    Patterned pants were all the rage in the midcentury, but Audrey kept it classic with stripes. Hers were fitted, hit at the ankle, and had a high rise.

    Find a similar pair of slacks on the next slide.

    photo from AllPosters.com

  • Patterned Pants 19 of 21
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    These patterned trousers have the classic high-waist fit and hit at the ankle for the perfect vintage style.

    Available at Nordstrom for $79

  • Audrey’s Headscarf 20 of 21
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    Here she is in her patterned pants and a coordinating headscarf. Audrey looks charming with the scarf tied under her chin to protect her hairstyle from a windy bike ride, but when the bicycle is parked, the scarf would look great around her neck too!

    Find a similar headscarf on the neck slide.

    photo by Cecil Beaton

  • Plaid Headscarf 21 of 21
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    This mod styled plaid scarf can be worn as a headband, neck scarf, or headscarf. It's also available in black and white and can coordinate with any of the Audrey-styled basics shown in this slideshow.

    Available at Nordstrom on sale for $17.98

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