“The Nun’s Story” 1957
The first time I ever saw Audrey Hepburn was in “The Nun’s Story.” I will never forget that luminous face framed in pure white. I had never seen anything so radiant and so beautiful.
She took her vows, as all nuns do, in a white bridal gown and veil. A gold wedding band was placed on her finger, a symbol that she was the bride of Christ.
Sadly, the marriage did not last, and the movie ended with Audrey and God going their separate ways.
"My Fair Lady" 1964
“How to Steal a Million" 1969
Most people think of Audrey in that iconic black dress from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” but, for me, Audrey in white will always be all things bright and beautiful.
Rule of thumb #1: The color that counts is the color closest to your face.
Here we have a classic white Tee over khakis with navy blue blazer. The classic scoop-necked Tee creates visual distance between the white top and your face.
The color closest to the face comes from the navy blue jacket.
Rule of thumb #2: Pair white with warm-toned neutrals.
Navy blue is a neutral and all neutrals come in warm and cool tones – the lighter the navy blue, the warmer the tone.
Don’t you just love how she’s put this all together?
Very classic, very daytime-to-early-evening chic.
Here we have a classic white suit from Banana Republic. The above Rules still apply.
She has paired the suit with a blouse in warm neutrals of beige, brown and oyster in a bold print that draws your eye to it.
The V-neck focuses attention upward to her face and away from the jacket, and the braided brown belt adds a big dash of warmth to the whole ensemble.
This is one of my favorite color combinations.
Rule of thumb #3: Add a bright scarf from your color palette.
If you still can’t resist buying that crisp, white cotton blouse, wrap a colorful scarf around your neck or your hair to bring color and warmth to your face.
This Sun Burst scarf from Banana Republic contains some of the most flattering colors in the Autumn and Spring color palette. You simply can’t go wrong with these colors.
Add some great, gold hoop earrings and you’re ready to give it a go.
May your summer be filled with all things bright and beautiful.