Staying on the pulse of all the latest fashion trends is great, but there’s something to be said for timeless, soignee style. After all, Audrey Hepburn once declared that “elegance is the only beauty that never fades,” and we’re inclined to agree, especially as the legendary icon herself always maintained an unquestionably refined aura.
Elegant Street Style Snaps To Drool Over
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Thanks to tastemakers like Miroslava Duma and Anna Dello Russo, we’ve seen plenty of elegant looks on the street lately. Click through our slideshow to peruse 15 jaw-dropping images that just might inspire you to channel your lovely ladylike side too!
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This chartreuse ball gown on Duma was one of the standout looks from Jason Wu’s polished S/S 12 collection.
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Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage
Stein wears Oscar de la Renta’s highly feminine creations, such as the label’s beaded dress and peep-toe shoes.
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Sheer black lace can easily go the vampy route, but not at all on designer Sergeenko, who wears a matching veil and dress with sweet undertones.
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This blogger’s netted headpiece and floaty blouse take on a nearly ethereal vibe when worn together.
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Luxe gold accents—like this girl’s bangle and pointy-toe shoes—make a maximum impact against neutral pieces.
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Angelica Ardasheva of Angy’s Tea Room
This blogger skimps on accessories, letting her airy, romantic Vanessa Bruno dress speak for itself.
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Wearing roses in your hair never looked lovelier—and this fashionable civilian’s pretty ‘do doesn’t hurt either.
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The elegance of Battaglia’s look lies in the oversized cut of Rochas Silk Duchesse And Neoprene Coat (price upon request) from the F/W 13 collection. It looks particularly sophisticated paired with Azzedine Alaia shoes and a single Eddie Borgo bracelet.
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What would a modern-day Cinderella wear? Perhaps this stylish girl’s sweet tulle dress, embellished clutch, and silver sandals.
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A muted palette? Check. A feminine silhouette? Check. This look—a simple button-down tucked into a high-waisted maxi skirt—is the epitome of easy, everyday elegance.
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Anna Dello Russo
Dello Russo’s famously extravagant style goes elegant in a streamlined Victoria Beckham dress, Philip Treacy for Alan Journo hat, and Tom Ford clutch.
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The Russian model wears Ulyana Sergeenko’s floor-skimming dress in understated pink styled with a contemporary add-on, Sophie Hulme’s Tan Leather Convertible Tote ($900).
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What makes this Ulyana Sergeenko dress (on right) so elegant? A nipped waist and puffed sleeves offer a ladylike silhouette.