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

By Neecey

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:

1 Perfect Your Makeup Game

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

3 Stylish Sleepwear

Stylish SleepwearThose 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 CatPfft, 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’!

5 Learn Guitar

Learn GuitarNo girl has truly made the transition into Holly Golightly until she has learned a few useful chords on the guitar. Of course, the song to be aiming to learn should be Moon River, sung so beautifully and memorably in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, but you can also expand your repertoire and learn a whole bunch of songs that ooze sophistication and coolness.

6 Coffee and Croissants All the Way

Coffee and Croissants All the WayThough, of course, a healthy and balanced diet is always encouraged (especially for a figure like Audrey Hepburn’s!), the two foods that Holly Golightly loved more than anything else were coffee and croissants. The French inspired breakfasts always oozed class and sophistication, even if she was eating and drinking in the street, gazing through Tiffany’s window! With coffee and croissants, you can’t go wrong!

7 Find the Perfect Sunglasses

Find the Perfect SunglassesNow all you need to complete the ultimate Holly Golightly look is the perfect pair of sunglasses. They completed Audrey Hepburn’s look in the film and they will certainly complete your look at home. There are plenty of cheaper and just as stylish options for chunky black frames, but if you really want to achieve the ultimate Holly Golightly transformation, then Tiffany's even does their own line of shades. A pair of Tiffany’s sunglasses for the ultimate Tiffany girl!

Now all you need to do is be armed and ready for the string of playboys and men about town who will vie for your attention.

What do you most admire about Audrey Hepburn?

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