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It’s possible there may be no greater or better-known modern day fashion icon than Kate Moss. There are tens of thousands of pictures of her on the internet, between the covers of coffee table books and hanging in art galleries and museums all over the world confirming her style royalty status.
Whether it’s that first provocative ad for Calvin Klein jeans, being the (somewhat) unwilling face of the too-thin model waif brigade or the dozens of brilliant collaborations she has done with the likes of photographer Mario Testino and British retail giants Topshop and Rimmel London, Kate Moss leaves her uber stylish mark wherever she goes. I have even seen her walking down the streets of Paris staring back at me from t-shirts worn by other soon-to-be fashionistas, hoping to inherit just a little of her effortless personal style, even if only by wearing a top emblazoned with her face.
Like any good style icon, Kate Moss knows exactly what she likes, and proves it time and again with her exceptionally well-executed ensembles; her fashion uniform that lets us know, without any doubt, just what defines her personal style.
Kate Moss Style
Kate Moss knows something all good fashionistas know: the scarf is possibly the best accessory of the lot. It’s versatility makes it a must have in anyone’s closet and the fact that it’s fashionable and functional shoots it straight to the top of our best accessories list.
As classic as Kate herself, the black blazer could take the top spot of TBF’s best article of clothing list, duking it out perhaps with the original LBD and a superbly fitting pair of jeans. Kate’s black blazers are always well-cut, clean and chic. And whether she’s topping off an all black outfit, or wearing one over her own LBD, the black blazer gives her outfits that final touch, pulling everything together, making it to seem oh-so-effortless.
Being one of the most photographed faces in the world, whether by the paps or by a superstar fashion photog, will teach you a little something about how to look your best. Yes, Lady Moss does a smoky eye like no other, ditto a blood red lip, but more often than not she can be seen with simple, clean makeup, letting the natural beauty that helped to make her one of the last real supermodels take center stage.
Black Ballet Flats
Yes, Ms. Moss (Mrs. Hince as she is now known) sure does love her some black, right down to her toes. Being an international woman-on-the-go means you’re always on the move, and to do so in style means a comfortable shoe that still looks good. Enter the ballet flat, a style staple in Kate Moss’ closet, and if you want to channel her look, it’ll be one in yours, too.
While we here at TBF are not advocates for fur, it’s impossible not to talk about Kate Moss’ sublime style choices without mentioning them. Whether you decide to wear fur, vintage or otherwise, is entirely up to you: To each fashionista, her own. But luckily, there are so many fabulous faux options nowadays, that you can easily channel her style without finding yourself confronted with any potential moral dilemma or (very) hefty price tag.
And there you have it. How to get the look from one of the best of bunch. And even though Kate’s style is very clearly defined, she never stops pushing the boundaries, inch by inch, to keep us guessing and on our ballet-flat adorned toes.