This Audrey Hepburn capsule wardrobe guide contains fashion and style you’ll love to build a minimalist closet of pieces every Audrey-loving classic woman MUST have to re-create her timeless looks.

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But before we get to the Audrey Hepburn capsule wardrobe, I would love to recommend a few Audrey Hepburn style books I LOVED — this is a blog where books meet lifestyle after all!

For more information about these books and more, check out my post on the best Audrey Hepburn books.

I’m a super fan and have read all the ones I could get my hands on over the past 15 years or so! There’s a wide variety to choose from.

Audrey Hepburn Capsule Wardrobe Fashion & Style

This post is your full guide to a minimalist Audrey Hepburn capsule wardrobe. First, I will show you some actual Audrey Hepburn style inspiration, then I will provide shoppable options for you to build your own Audrey Hepburn capsule wardrobe with the following items:

  • a black dress;
  • a wedding dress (only if you need it, of course!);
  • ballet flats;
  • capri pants;
  • tops (boatneck & bateau neckline and oxford button-downs); and
  • makeup!

Audrey Hepburn Style and Fashion

Scroll through the classic Audrey Hepburn style and fashion below to see her wearing the styles that are so iconic and reminiscent of her specifically:

Below are shoppable options in a variety of must-have categories for you to build your own Audrey Hepburn capsule wardrobe:

Audrey Hepburn Black Dress

Perhaps nothing says “Audrey Hepburn” more load or clear than a black dress. She is most known for the stunning Givenchy dress she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

I’ve collected a few low to mid-range options for you here, which are simple and modest. I always find the key to be the bateau neckline. Sheath and short A-line fits are also so Audrey.

Audrey Hepburn Wedding Dress

Audrey Hepburn was married twice in real life, but she is actually most known for the bateau neckline wedding dress she wore in Funny Face. (Perhaps because it had the neckline she wore most often throughout her life and career.)

I actually modeled my own wedding dress after the Funny Face dress.

Audrey Hepburn Shoes / Flats

Lucky for our feet, Audrey Hepburn was known for wearing ballet flats! There’s no “break in” time with these kinds of shoes. They go with everything, and they are always in style.

Lately, I’ve been wearing my J.Crew ballet flats most often. (Size up)

Audrey Hepburn Capri Pants

Audrey Hepburn also very often wore capri and/or ankle-length pants. They showed off her feet for her beloved hobby of dancing! These are my favorite brands for timeless capri / ankle pants.

First, these specific J.Crew pants are bestsellers, reasonably priced, true to size, and really stretchy. I love wearing them to work.

Second, these specific Spanx pants are worth every penny. These pants are bestsellers for a reason! they are extremely smooth, comfortable and flattering. Did I mention they pull on? I size up in these pants.

Audrey Hepburn Tops

For tops, Audrey Hepburn most often wore button-down oxford blouses and boatneck and bateau necklines. My favorite retailers for these basic products are J.Crew, Banana Republic, and Vineyard Vines.

But, you also want to miss this steal from Amazon.

Audrey Hepburn Makeup

Audrey Hepburn’s makeup generally includes matte foundation, thick brows, black liquid eyeliner, and a bold lip. Start with your favorite foundation, since all of our skin is so different. I have linked my favorite Anastasia eyebrow powder and my favorite Stila black liquid eyeliner for you to expand the look.

Top it with my absolute favorite Tarte lash primer and mascara for lashes that really pop. The primer makes a HUGE difference, and the mascara is very lengthening, separating and volumizing without looking fake. I swear by it.

Lastly, wear a bold, matte lip in a shade that suits you. Audrey wore a variety of shades, not necessarily bright red. So, I have linked this cult favorite Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, which comes with a lip liner and three very flattering shades. I find these shades to be the most flattering and universal ones I own — that’s why I selected them for your Audrey Hepburn look as well!

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