How do you define Kate Moss’ style?
Fashion website Lumana says, “Kate Moss wears what she likes. She is a trendsetter more than a trend follower. She has an original style that is eclectic.” marie claire magazine says, “The beauty of Kate Moss's style is that she looks amazing whether casually popping to the shops, or in full-glam mode for a red carpet event.”
However you describe it, Kate Moss always looks damn cool. So how does she do it? In a rare interview for The Sunday Times in 2008 Kate said she doesn’t think of things as “outfits” she just throws together what feels right at the time.
“When it comes to dressing, I follow my feelings and just get dressed,” said Kate. “For me, it’s not necessarily about trends or even interpreting catwalk looks.
“That kind of intellectualising is something I never do. I go with a feeling or emotion and don’t necessarily plan, unless, perhaps, it’s a special occasion, or I’ve just bought something that I love and am desperate to wear.
“At other times I get inspired by films, or I will have been looking through old record covers or books and certain looks have just stuck in my mind.”
Kate also says that every woman should make the best of their body type. “If you have great legs, show them off with a short dress and heels or skinny jeans. If you’ve got a large bust, avoid high necklines. Learn what your best assets are and draw the focus away from the bits you’re not so keen on. Wear what suits you best, rather than following trends, and create your own style.”
Kate also believes every woman should own a little black dress, a leather jacket and black eyeliner and that the key to a great look is not to try too hard.
“Mismatching can add a much more personal touch to an outfit,” she says. “Don’t do the catwalk look head to toe. Mix old with new, designer with high street – the options are endless, and it’s good to make it your own vision. For example, I wore a beautiful Chanel maxidress to my friend’s wedding with a 1930s antique blue velvet cape and some huge, hooped Turkish earrings, which gave the dress a totally different feel.”
So there you have it. Straight from the fashion icons mouth! Want to channel a bit of that style into your own wardrobe? Check out our key pieces below.