I often like to imagine what my favorite old movie stars would wear today if they were still alive and in their youthful prime. Numerous questions beg to be asked, such as:
Would Audrey Hepburn wear skinny jeans?
Would Greta Garbo be able to exude a sense of sultry glamour with modern styles?
Would Louise Brooks look just as dark and mysterious now as in her heyday?
These outfits are my own more modern interpretation of these beloved screen sirens’ looks, but which also include the essentials that made them the style icons they are today:
Classic Casual à la Audrey Hepburn: Gap Cropped Legging Jeans, $60; Shyla Black Wool Button Front Capelet, $64; Max Studio Jersey Shirred Turtleneck, $58; Banana Republic Marble Sequin Ballet Flat, $50; J.Crew Wide Braided Headband, $18; Extra credit: Audrey’s up-do
Sultry Menswear à la Greta Garbo: Motel Amelia Trouser, $50; Fred Flare Sweetened with Lemon Blouse, $46; Forever 21 Wingtip Spectator Shoes, $25; Through With You Black Leather & Elastic Harness, $77; Extra credit: Garbo’s makeup
Dark and Dramatic à la Louise Brooks: With Hearts in My Eyes Fishtail Skirt, $120; Modcloth Sweater Late Than Never Top, $55; Black Sparrow Solid Brass Starling Bird Skull Necklace, $45; ASOS Avanti Canvas Wedge Boot, $63