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Style Icon: 4 Looks Inspired by Katharine Hepburn


Katharine Hepburn style

When it comes to style icons, actress Katharine Hepburn is number one in my book. In an era where demure dresses were the norm, Katharine opted to wear men’s trousers, jackets and button-ups, thus breaking societal and fashion barriers. Her androgynous look has inspired the fashion world for decades, and with the resurgence of the menswear-inspired trend, her iconic style is the perfect source for fashion inspiration.

Simply scroll on down to check out four fashion-forward outfits inspired by Katharine Hepburn’s one-of-a-kind look:

Outfit #1: Menswear-Inspired Chic

Katharine Hepburn Inspired Outfit 1
Product Info: Pants-, Sweater- J. Crew, Bag-, Vest- Mango, Watch- ASOS, Bracelet- Banana Republic, Shoes-

Create a Hepburn-esque look by pairing gray trousers with a plum-colored turtleneck. A pinstriped vest and oxfords continue the menswear-inspired feel, while a two-toned handbag is a sleek addition to the outfit. Add a classic watch and matching bracelet for a stylish take on menswear.

Outfit #2: Casual & Polished

Katharine Hepburn Inspired Outfit 2

Product Info: Blouse- ModCloth, Earrings- Max & Chloe, Sweater- Lord & Taylor, Bag- ASOS, Jeans- Buckle, Shoes- DSW

Channel Katharine’s style on campus this fall by pairing high-waisted trouser jeans with a tie-neck blouse. A cozy wrap sweater is perfect for colder weather, while heeled loafers add a polished vibe. Grab a structured satchel and accessorize with a pair of knotted stud earrings to complete this look.

Outfit #3: Suit Up

Katharine Hepburn Inspired Outfit 3
Product Info: Blouse- Forever 21, Blazer- Forever 21, Earrings- Banana Republic, Shorts- Dorothy Perkins, Shoes- DSW, Tights- Madewell

For a modern take on Katharine’s iconic pantsuits, try wearing a classic white blouse with a pair of tailored shorts and a structured blazer. Colored tights add a fashion-forward touch, and they look great with trendy tweed smoking slippers. Accessorize with delicate drop earrings for an androgynous and stylish look.

Outfit #4: Classy Lady

Katharine Hepburn Inspired Outfit 4
Product Info: Lipstick- Revlon’s “Strawberry Suede”, Ring- Dorothy Perkins, Top- Forever 21, Pants- LOFT, Bag- Mango, Shoes- DSW

The holidays are just around the corner and this final Hepburn-inspired look would work wonderfully for any seasonal soiree. Take a pair of tuxedo pants with a hunter green button-up. Add retro-glam t-strap pumps and a shimmery evening bag, and accessorize with an oversized cocktail ring. For the finishing touch, paint your lips a deep red shade.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of Katharine Hepburn’s style? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which one is your fave? Are you a fan of the menswear-inspired look? Remember to tell me what you think by leaving a comment below!

Posted on on November 11, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , ,

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15 Responses to “Style Icon: 4 Looks Inspired by Katharine Hepburn”

  1. 1
    November 11th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    So cute and I love using menswear with more feminine pieces to balance it out!

  2. 2
    November 11th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Such a beautiful style!

  3. 3
    November 11th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I never really cared for Katharine Hepburn’s style, but all these outfits are fab!

  4. 4
    November 11th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    All of these outfits are so great! Classic, chic, and I love the mix between feminine and masculine in each one. -Katelyn

  5. 5
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    oh my gosh, I love every single one of these outfits! I think I’ve found my fashion idol!

  6. 6
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Love these looks! :D

  7. 7
    November 11th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I have always loved Katharine Hepburn’s style. It’s a great mix of feminine and masculine and looks so comfortable! I’m not a person really comfortable in dresses, so her style just seems so much more attainable for me.

  8. 8
    November 11th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I love all of these!

  9. 9
    November 11th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Outfit four is my favorite. Love the button-down shirt and the red lipstick especially. Although I’ve always tended toward more of the girly outfits (skirts and dresses and heels), I feel so lucky to be related to such a classy lady and style icon. Katharine Hepburn was wonderful.

  10. 10
    November 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Love your Katharine Hepburn post! Love, love, love.

  11. 11
    November 11th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Love these, the first one especially! I would totally wear that to work; exactly my style!

  12. 12
    November 11th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Oops, meant the second one, oh well, haha, they are all great!! ;)

  13. 13
    November 12th, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Please do more posts like this! :D

  14. 14
    November 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Jana’s right! I want more! :) Hopefullly, I’ll see something about Greta Garbo. :)

  15. 15
    November 15th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I absolutely love this look! I even bought a women’s skinny tie from this brand, Terracotta New York recently. Can’t wait to see more of this look!

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