So You Want to Be Holly Golightly: Here's How ...


Who doesn’t love Audrey Hepburn?

We admire her humility, beauty, serenity and impeccable sense of style.

Many would say we couldn’t choose a better role model.

When we think of the divine Miss Hepburn, inevitably her most iconic screen character comes to mind – the super flighty, adoringly gullible and ultimately lovable Holly Golightly.

You may not be able to breakfast at Tiffany’s but here’s how you can be Holly Golightly:2

1. Perfect Your Makeup Game

Perfect Your Makeup Game

You can’t achieve peak Holly Golightly status without absolutely perfecting your makeup!

The great thing about Holly’s makeup was that it was fairly simple but amazingly effective, with the two main features of the look being her gorgeous cat eyes and her dab of Givenchy lipstick.

To make this step even easier, there are countless video tutorials on the web that can teach exactly how to get the Golightly look.

2. Pearls Are Essential

Pearls Are Essential

When thinking about how to be Holly Golightly, one of the key images that comes to mind is the beautiful string of pearls that she never failed to have draped around her neck.

Sure, diamonds can be a girl’s best friend, but as Holly says herself, “diamonds, yes.2

But it’s tacky to wear diamonds before you’re forty.” Pearls it is then for the complete Golightly look!

3. Stylish Sleepwear

Stylish Sleepwear

Those who truly wish to channel Holly Golightly need to be on top of their game even when in bed!

You can evoke the style of the iconic character by investing in a comfortable silk sleep mask and a flowing white button down shirt.

For the true Golightly effect, you shouldn’t be getting up any time before midday!

4. No Name for Your Cat

No Name for Your Cat

Pfft, naming your cat is an activity for normal people, not for people trying to replicate Holly Golightly!

Keeping your pet kitty nameless will retain the air of mystery that you want, the air of mystery that everybody loves so much about Holly herself.

If remaining nameless is just that little bit too far out for you, then you can always stick to the good old-fashioned name of ‘Cat’!

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