As I was preparing another slideshow for one of our readers, Becky, it occurred to me to use the opportunity to show how style adjectives can sometimes be found in an icon. Becky desires her style to be classic, polished, appropriate (to her age, lifestyle, occasions), simple, and confident. As I read her list, I thought of Audrey Hepburn. Audrey was an actress noted for the simple, confident classic style.
FOUNDATIONS OF HEPBURN’S STYLE
She was known for
- Tight cropped pants
- Head-to-toe black
- Ballet flats
- Flaired skirts
- Trench coats
- Hats and head scarves (I finally understand why my mother and many of her friends wore headscarves! Jackie Kennedy probably sealed the trend)
She definitely has inspired modern women with simple, minimal, classic style. Her classic camel trench coat is known best in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and though I love this look, I also love my black trench coat and wear it often. There are many days I desire a simple classic look (especially for work) and I often think of Hepburn’s style. Though I am not pencil-thin, it is possible to make it work for any size and with confidence. This outfit is almost too simple for me…I kept feeling like I needed an accessory. But, my style adjectives include CREATIVE and that is why I feel that way. These are my new Total Motion Hidden Wedge ballet flats from Rockport which I purchased recently during their 40% off sale. I have worn four pair of ballet flats into the ground over the last 10 years. I chose these for comfort…I can always depend upon Rockport Total Motion or Cobb Hill collections for comfort.
NOW FOR BECKY’S STYLE
Becky would have to let us know how simple she likes to be, but assuming she is Hepburn-style, I did not include any accessories in the slideshow other than shoes. Here we go with pieces to inspire Becky and women like her who are classic, polished, appropriate, simple and confident. If this is you, please tell us how you decide how many accessories to include in an outfit!
Thanks for participating, Becky. If any other readers would like to send to me the adjectives they want to communicate with their clothing, please send five to firstname.lastname@example.org . Tomorrow we are looking at someone who included creative and fun!!
By Pamela Lutrell