How to get the Audrey Hepburn look without spending a penny!

Oh, the days of “old Hollywood.” Class. Pearls. Style. Beauty.
Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses of all time. She was s0 classy & fabulous. As I was trying to pull together a last minute Halloween costume, I knew I wanted to look like Audrey. However, I had a couple obstacles in my way.

1-I wasn’t sure how to get her signature hair & makeup down to an art.
2-I didn’t have all of the necessary accessories that would really pull the look together.
3-I didn’t want to spend ANY money on this costume. Not a penny.

I began looking up various photos of Audrey Hepburn, and flipping through everything I had in my closet to see what I could pull together. I found this gorgeous photo of Audrey…








And suddenly, it dawned on me. I had a dress just like that one! Girls, all you have to do is go through your closet and find a little black dress.
Next, I knew it would be cold out. I wanted to bring the right coat that would still be “Audrey” appropriate. Audrey loved her trench coats…and I happened to have a blue one in my closet already.









Audrey always had on lots of pearls and accessories. I love pearls, and already had tons. So I through on my own pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet.









Another important Audrey staple is the makeup. I am NOT a makeup artist or master at all. However, to pull off the Audrey look, simply use liquid eyeliner to create the “cat eye” effect…and use a charcoal brown shadow to darken your eyebrows.









Now, it’s not Audrey without the signature updo & tiara/shiny hair accessory. I simply put my hair into a very high ponytail and looped it into a bun to create the big beehive bun. I didn’t have a tiara, so I took one of my Mimi’s pearl broaches and pinned it onto a black ribbon which I tied around the bun.









What really pulls this look together is the signature Audrey cigarette holder. I simply took a chopstick and painted most of it black except the very end.









Last but not least, Audrey was very tall…so she often wore black ballet flats. I didn’t have any (and didn’t want to spend ANY money on this costume), so I borrowed some black ballet flats from my friend!









Whether you’re going to a costume party, a red carpet event, or a night on the town…you can create your own classic, Audrey look without spending a penny! Go be classy & fabulous πŸ™‚








3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kala says:


  2. Allison says:

    Love that look! You really pulled it off great. Your sweet to share your classy secrets! Well done!

  3. You are amazing and every bit as classy as she was. Love your creativity and sparkle.

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