Since 1961, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly Golightly, has been inspiring fashionistas everywhere. Audrey Hepburn earned her right as a style icon from her impeccable style throughout the movie, to her enviable good looks. When this movie came out in the 60's, fashion was going through a revolution that mimicked the times, similar to what we are seeing today.
Let's take a look at some this move star's best looks from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and see how we bring these classic styles to life in 2018.
In what became one of the most iconic movie looks of all time is Audrey Hepburn in her black LBD and oversized sunhat. Hepburn sports this high class look while meeting incarcerated Italian mob boss, Sally Tomato. This fashionista was unknowingly passing off information to him through 'weather reports,' but at least she looked good doing it.
To recreate this look in 2018, there is nothing that channels Holly Golightly's cool style more than this Calvin Klein cutout ribbed cotton midi dress. Raf Simmons draws inspriation from minimalist 90's sweater dress styles for this look. The fold over sleeves were a key trend from the decade and are a modern take on the long elegant gloves that Holly sported back in the day. In this scene, Holly continuously asks for Paul Varjack to hand her the pair of alligator shoes that have gone missing. In the sixties, mules with a low heel were fashionable. Different heels were experimented with and fashion mimicked the technological advances making futuristic looks common. These innovative heels are back in fashion today. Black Gianvito Rossi leather and PVC mules are my contemporary picks for this classic. Eugenia Kim is all of the rage with stylish celebrities so I had to include this feminine designer's bunny grosgrain-trimmed black hat. This hat will bring instant glamour to any outfit. I am dying over the simplicity of this sleek Victoria Beckham tote. It is inspired by the vanity boxes from the 50's. The smooth black Italian leather that is perfectly accentuated with a textured gold twist lock.
If Holly Golightly were around today, this is what she would wear on her casual date with Peter. Think of it as Holly-goes-milennial. This Mother of Pearl red cotton tweed coat with ruched sleeves embellished with faux pearls is very Holly. Although this look feels very contemporary and fresh, the trends we are seeing today are recycled from the past. Coco Chanel made wearing faux pearls and costume jewelry a thing in the 1920's. As you can see from the movie, this look influenced the early 60's as well. Towards the end of the decade however, the trend switched to geometric and futuristic shape and design. These lace up vinyl pants from Unravel Project are giving me life. You can't go wrong with these statement pants for a night out, however, they also look casual-cool dressed down. The Classic Checked Burberry baseball cap costs a whopping $320, but it is an accessory that pairs with everything. The cap makes this look a bit more casual, especially when paired with these Balenciaga sneakers. Thoughts on the ugly shoe? We can appreciate the dad sneaker, even if it is just for the time being. Our recommendation? Finish off the look with a chunky, comfortable sweater. You will look great without looking like you tried.
London based designer, Galvan, is known for chic sophistication that is apparent through the belted satin coat. The robe coat is very on trend and happens to perfectly mimic Holly's at-home style. Pair that with this micro-tote by Simon Miller. The trendiest purse on the market is the mini purse, and Simon Miller was inspired by the color palette from David Hockney's 'A Bigger Splash' which includes mint, bold orange, and off white. These Prada pants sit high on the waist and end just above the ankle. These pants are a product of the designer's Resort '18 collection inspired by modernism. The feathered look is prevalent throughout the movie, and I can just imagine Holly lounging around her "dumpy" apartment with them on. The look is tied together with Mercedes Castillo's Mealen embellished leather shoe. The clean look with the oversized gold discs feels very retro and makes the look feel more structured.
Fleur du mal's silk satin chemise dress is slim fit, hits just below the knee, and has the slightest cowl neck, making this slip dress truly an elegant sight. Fleur du mal hits the mark when it comes to racy lingerie, bodysuits, and swimwear. If Holly Golightly were around today, she would love this Burberry Eastheath coated cotton trench coat. This tailored coat will perfectly accentuate the slightly off colored contrast between the dress and the coat itself. Jimmy Choo brings us this two toned glitter canvas clutch in silver and pink. Pairing bright and vibrant colors together is very contemporary and that is why I have opted for the Anna 55 satin slingback pumps by Gianvito Rossi for this party outfit.
It doesn't get much softer than this oversized sweater is a blend of merino wool, cashmere, and alpaca. Danish influencer Pernille Teisbaek teamed up with By Malene Birgir to design this sweater that was included in a ten piece capsule collection exclusively for Net-a-Porter. These Monse ivory side stripes perfectly play up the ivory sweater. The glossy, silk-satin pants are equal parts sexy, comfy, and versatile. These Rejina Pyo leather slingback pumps are truly a work of art with the sculptural pumps are set on a stone painted heel. Loewe's Creative Director Jonathan Anderson debuted his beloved Puzle Bag for Spring '15. This bag can be worn five different ways, but I love the bold orange color (even though it differs from Holly's usual black structured tote).