6 Styling Secrets from Kate Moss

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Who better to dole out style tips than the world’s biggest supermodel, Kate Moss? Her sartorial know-how appears to be intuitive. Once, back in 2007, she was wearing a shimmering champagne-colored vintage Dior gown. When it ripped, she gathered up the damaged fabric and tied it into a knot – thereby altering the floor length gown into a mini. Her ability to transform the imperfect into the effortlessly perfect is part of what draws legions of adoring fans to her side. Moss is also a rare chameleon that can change looks as rapidly as one changes channels, and looks like she was born to wear each one. Read on as the Queen of Cool (and current face of high-street chain Mango) reveals her top styling secrets to Savoir Flair readers.

1

The Key Pieces

If you find a look that works for you, stick to it. I’m at my most comfortable in jeans and a blazer, and I’m not afraid of wearing different cuts of denim. I love skinny jeans but I’m feeling a flare at the moment – I’m really loving a wide leg, in particular. The pencil skirt is one of the most useful items to have in your wardrobe as it’s always saucy (especially in black) and seems to work for almost everyone.

2

Look To The Past

Most women will have an era in fashion that they’re drawn towards for inspiration. I really love the late 1960s and 1970s, around the time of the Rolling Stones. I don’t channel it in everything I wear, but it does seem to feed through most outfits. The late part of the 1960s was an exciting time, with lots of changes in the fashion industry. It’s important to have some inspiration or a reference point when you’re dressing.

3

Work Your Style

It’s often only other people who notice you have a signature style. I don’t think I’ve got one, though other people tell me I do. But it doesn’t matter; even if you do tend to wear the same things all the time, it’s how you wear them and your attitude that counts. Dressing is like modeling – you can constantly adapt and change.

4

Dress For Your Mood

If you’re going to an important dinner, you should plan what you’re going to wear as you don’t want to look silly. If I’m going to an event, I make sure I plan ahead so that I don’t have a fashion crisis. However, most of the time I dress depending on my mood. I just throw on whatever I feel like wearing at the time, which tends to come from the palette of black, gray, or red. If I’m having an off day, I’ll wear full black.

5

Be Prepared to Suffer

I prefer to be comfortable and sometimes fancy wearing flat shoes, but there are definitely occasions where you’ve just got to go with heels. There are some comfortable heels that you can run around in, but sometimes it’s more important to be well presented than to be comfortable.

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