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The high waisted capri pants will always be associated with Audrey Hepburn’s style, she paired them with ballet flats, a white shirt, sloppy-joe sweater or cropped top. A look part Paris beatnik part all American girl.

When we look at pictures of her from that era, the 1950s, the trousers look a bit dated but translated into fashion for today with the cut re-worked and using modern fabrics its current and chic. The knack of this look is the trouser should skim towards a real narrowing at the ankle with a small slit, short enough to reveal the ankle bone and to show off bare feet in ballet flats.

The capri pant is one of the many different trouser shapes on trend this year its one of my favourite styles and a real must have. I particularly like it as a transition from winter to high summer and to me it’s a look that all is modern over again.

Of course today we have the advantage of that little stretch in fabrics that makes the trousers and white cotton blouse fit and move with the body. It also prevents the garments getting over creased at the end of a long day or after packing from travel.

This is one of Audrey Hepburn’s signature looks that she made famous in her films Sabrina and Funny Face. Though when she dances the look is more akin to a dance legging. She was faithful to a few shapes and styles throughout her life and said of her own look.

“Why change? Everyone has their own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” Audrey Hepburn

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