At least once a week, I ask myself, “What Would Audrey Do?” Then her gentle spirit speaks to me and provides an incredibly poised, classic, stylish answer. She’s never wrong, you guys.
Audrey knows all. Audrey Hepburn! I think she may have actually invented timelessness. Her or Coco Chanel. Maybe they teamed up? Anyway, last time I contacted her Style Spirit, I asked her to provide a list of the top items every lady (not every female, every lady) must posses. So here it is. From her pretty, genius lips to this blog page:
A lady must posses the following:
Trench coat. Timeless.
Exhibit A) Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffanys, 1961.
Exhibit B) Burberry, 2011.
Ballet flats & slim, black pants. Just as timeless as the trench coat! Dress up or down! Flattering on any figure! Just do it!
“Me time” That’s right. You put on that eye mask, pop in those earplugs and take a little snooze. Don’t let anyone bother you, dah-ling; everyone needs a little me time.
Lipstick. There is always time for a quick color application. Yes, even when you’re en route (but not driving). It takes just as much time as applying chapstick or as much effort as scratching your head, except the result is way prettier.
Scarves. An old folklore/true story about Audrey goes like this: As a poor ballet student, Audrey owned a button shirt, two skirts and a dozen scarves. With this, she made tons of chic outfits and won the prize for most creative style maven ever. Hold the applause, we’re not done yet.
Something fun to wear atop your head. Doesn’t matter much what it looks like, but it better be fabulous.
An alluring pose. Because it’s fun, sassy and you never know when the camera will strike.
LBD. Credit where it’s due, Coco Chanel invented the Little Black Dress. Audrey not only wore the most iconic version of the LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but she wore so many other black dresses that it became approachable and versatile. While cut and fabric trends change, the color black will always be a smart choice for a dress.
The modern adaptation of Audrey Hepburn’s style looks a helluva lot like the original. And that’s why she’s a style icon. Have a look: