How To Dress Like: Edie Sedgwick

We shine a sartorial spotlight on a true style icon

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by Rebecca Cox |
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“It’s not that I’m rebelling. It’s that I’m just trying to find another way.” – Edie Sedgwick, April 20, 1943 – November 16, 1971

Who was Edie Sedgwick?

Known for her gamine beauty and wide-eyed charm, Edie Sedgwick (born Edith Minturn Sedgwick) was one of the most magical It Girls of all time.

Her short life was not always a happy one; the actor-model suffered with drug addictions and repeated bouts of anorexia, but her star has continued to shine way beyond her 30 years, and far, far longer than the 15 minutes of fame promised by the artist Andy Warhol, with whom Edie spent much of her time in the spotlight.

In 1964 Edie moved to New York and became part of Warhol's The Factory set, starring in a host of his avante-garde films. It was here that she chopped off her long brown hair and dyed her pixie crop platinum blonde. This was to become a key part of her signature style. And what a style it was...

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Edie embodied the Swinging Sixties, layering print upon print and adorning her looks with lavish jewellery and fur coats.

She wore ballet leotards and T-shirts for her dance training and teamed them with '60s leopard print coats – a trend that spread like wildfire.

“I'll have to put more earrings on. I bet that someone could analyse me and tell my condition by my earrings.” – Edie Sedgwick.

Edie Sedgwick

Edie's whimsical approach to fashion is what made her so charming, and is what designers and stylists have been mimicing ever since her death in 1971.

Recreate a little of Edie’s '60s sartorial glamour by shopping our edit of Sedgwick-worthy pieces, below.


Edie Sedgwick Clothes

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edie sedgewick style shopping

T by Alexander Wang linen T-shirt, £90, – Your Edie-inspired wardrobe isn't complete without a black and white striped tee.

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edie sedgewick style shopping

Print dress, £22.99, New Look – Team this monochrome swing dress with bright accessories.

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edie sedgewick style shopping

Etro embellished earrings, £395, Matches Fashion – The actress was rarely seen without a statement pair of earrings.

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edie sedgewick style shopping

Miu Miu round sunglasses, £226, – Oversized round sunglasses will add a '60s touch to any outfit.

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edie sedgewick style shopping

Tabitha Simmons glittered flats, £445, Net-A-Porter – Add a touch of sparkle with these twinkling point-toe pumps.

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edie sedgewick style shopping

Leopard print coat, £80, River Island – This sleek leopard print coat can be thrown on over almost any outfit.

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edie sedgewick style shopping

Strappy back body, £16, Topshop – Team this hot pink leotard with skinny jeans.

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edie sedgewick style shopping

Semi circle earrings, £14, Topshop – We love the combination of tortoiseshell and gold on these '60s earrings.

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edie sedgewick style shopping

Frayed check top, £9.99, Zara – Black and white checks and a boxy shape make this Zara top perfect for channelling the '60s.

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edie sedgewick style shopping

Polo Ralph Lauren leggings, £89, Stylebop – Edie loved her black tights. Take inspiration with a pair of comfortable black leggings for off-duty chic.

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