Take Your Own Roman Holiday

Take Your Own Roman Holiday

Escape your normal routine by channeling your very own Princess Ann, and take a Roman Holiday with your wardrobe. Not only was Audrey Hepburn fabulous in this role, she was stylish, too. 

For more fun summer fashion ideas check out: Summer Sheer, Tips for Healthy Summer Hair and Silk Shorts: A Trend to Get Behind.

If ball gowns and tiaras are not your thing, you may want to try her daywear look from the iconic movie, Roman Holiday (1953).

With mid-length skirts back in this season it is the perfect time to try her elegant style on for size. The trick with finding the best mid-length (or midi) skirt for you is getting the waist to fit properly. It should hit at your natural waist (the smallest part of your midsection.) Nothing makes this look a fashion don’t than having a gaping waist band, or a skirt riding low on your hips. If you are having issues with gapping at the waist, belt it. Opt for a thin belt or go over-sized like Ann. 

Try these midi ideas:

Nordstom’s Slit Front Silk Blend Midi Skirt $68.00

Mid-Length Circle Skirt American Apparel $40.60

Loft Pleated Mid Length Skirt $39.88

Pair the midi with a button front blouse, tucked-in of course. When looking for a button up have fun with sleeve length. If you want to show off your shoulders, or if it’s really warm, try a sleeves option. It is a way look buttoned up, but still be summer-ready.  If your office doesn’t allow for sleeveless, or if you want to be more covered up, find a short sleeve or long sleeve option. If you want to look sleek and not sloppy make sure the shoulder seems are hitting in the proper spot and the buttons are not pulling. If you find this is the case, try going up a size and getting it tailored.

Top it off with these great finds:

Gap 1969 Polka Dot One-Pocket Shirt $49.95

TOPSHOP Sleeveless Silk Organza Shirt $90.00

H&M Shirt $29.95

Finish the look with some strappy sandals and a scarf and start your very own Roman Holiday. Who knows, a handsome newsman may fall in love with you, too.