When it comes to style icons, it doesn’t get much more iconic than Audrey Hepburn. Over the six decades since she first appeared on Hollywood screens, the star of classic films including Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Funny Face has become synonymous with chic sophistication.
The really great thing about admiring Hepburn’s style is that it’s surprisingly straight-forward to emulate. After all, the secret to her look was that she always made fashion choices that were classic and simple. Of course, it’s probably not quite as effortless as she made it seem!
The look that really cemented Hepburn’s position as a fashion icon was the little black dress she wore as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You know the one: it’s the tailored sleeveless shift dress with a modest scoop neck, worn with elbow length black opera gloves. We’re particularly big fans of this look as it’s the jewellery choices that really make it special. Hepburn’s dress was accessorised with a multi-string pearl choker, a diamond hair clip and diamond stud earrings. Simple, classic… but oh so delightfully fabulous!
Those of us who want to pay homage to this elegant look can do so by following just a few style rules. Want to hear them? One, choose well-tailored clothing that looks great without competing for the spotlight. Two, always opt for monochrome. Three, invest in timeless jewellery that will always be in style.
If by some form of magic Ms Hepburn were to pay a visit to our contemporary jewellery shop in York, we think she’d spy plenty of pieces that were perfectly to her taste. She’d probably be most taken by our Claudia Bradby jewellery collection featuring a stunning selection of pearls and textured silver. We reckon our Button Stud Earrings and Biography Necklace would fit wonderfully well with the rest of her enviable wardrobe.
Want to achieve Hepburn’s special brand of laid-back elegance yourself? You might like to take a look at some of our other top Audrey-esque picks. We love these Small Peony Bud Studs, this Diamond and Silver Ring, these Silver Drop Earrings and this stunning White Gold Eternity Ring. Complete your look with an Oval Silver Bracelet, Margarita Pearl Pendant or Lovely Silver Heart Pendant.
Excuse us, we’re off to seek out the perfect little black dress to wear it all with!