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9 fashion lessons we learned from Audrey Hepburn

We take a look back at the timeless style of the late movie star.

From that long black dress, tiara and gloves to her signature winged eyeliner - there's no denying that the late Audrey Hepburn was a style icon.

The Breakfast at Tiffany’s star made her mark on the fashion world with sleek silhouettes and effortlessly chic outfits - and her classic sense of style is still as relevant now as it was during her time in Hollywood.

Here’s nine style rules from Audrey Hepburn to live by, that will never go out of fashion.

Nail the perfect summer uniform

For those heading abroad and on the hunt for a capsule wardrobe, think 1950s midi skirt and blouse combo a la Audrey in *Roman Holiday*.
For those heading abroad and on the hunt for a capsule wardrobe, think 1950s midi skirt and blouse combo a la Audrey in Roman Holiday.

Own at least one classic striped shirt

For the classic and chic european look, a navy striped top is essential.
For the classic and chic european look, a navy striped top is essential.

A statement hat is essential

Whether you want to give your outfit an edge or simply cover up a bad hair day - a statement hat is your new best friend
Whether you want to give your outfit an edge or simply cover up a bad hair day - a statement hat is your new best friend

Embrace bold colours

Yes, we want every single item Hepburn wore in 1957 *Funny Face* (essentially a film in love with fashion), but that red dress and organza shawl designed by longtime collaborator Hubert de Givenchy is perhaps the most memorable.

"His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality," Audrey said of Givenchy.

If there was ever a person to persuade as to jump on the red trend band wagon…
Yes, we want every single item Hepburn wore in 1957 Funny Face (essentially a film in love with fashion), but that red dress and organza shawl designed by longtime collaborator Hubert de Givenchy is perhaps the most memorable."His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality," Audrey said of Givenchy.If there was ever a person to persuade as to jump on the red trend band wagon…

But if in doubt, all black everything

Polo-neck + skinny trousers + brogues = movie star off-duty meets chic Parisian.
Polo-neck + skinny trousers + brogues = movie star off-duty meets chic Parisian.

Coordinating is always in fashion

Suit up!  Power dressing is never not a good idea.
Suit up! Power dressing is never not a good idea.

Invest in some fun sunglasses

As well as owning a pair of classic black frames, mix up your look with some jazzy sunnies too.
As well as owning a pair of classic black frames, mix up your look with some jazzy sunnies too.

Luxe loungewear for when you want to feel glamourous at home

Whether it was a chic nightshirt and mask or a silk kimono-style dressing gown, Audrey knew how to dress around the house.
Whether it was a chic nightshirt and mask or a silk kimono-style dressing gown, Audrey knew how to dress around the house.

A Little Black Dress always goes a long way

Buy now, wear forever.
Buy now, wear forever.