Outfit Inspiration: Kate Moss’ Signature Cool

Kate Moss at the British Fashion Awards

Kate Moss at the British Fashion Awards

When it comes to British fashion there are two Kates — and they’re polar opposites. While they’ve both got great personal style, one is prim and proper and the other is all about rock ‘n roll style. And while both of them manage to remain current no matter what trends we’re obsessed with, it’s Kate Moss (sorry, Duchess Middleton) who keeps up looking no matter what she’s wearing. And while she’s known for keeping it cool in distressed denim, It-bags and more — she’s the original model off duty, naturally — there are a few key pieces you’ll need to channel Kate Moss’ personal style.

Moss is known for her fur coats, but since not everyone’s jetting to cold climes, we recommend a faux fur to toss on over another Moss signature, the LBD. Kate knows the power of the little black dress, but she’s also known for giving an edgy twist to the old standby. At a recent appearance at the British Fashion Awards, Moss donned a studded leather Alexander McQueen bustier skater dress, but she’s also known for stepping out in less embellished versions from various designers. And that’s the key to true Kate Moss style: remaining true to yourself no matter what the trends are. So while we bid adieu to 2013 and are already keeping tabs on the trends for 2014, we think that the best way to really stand out is to be yourself. If you need a little help, however, it’s never a bad thing to take inspiration from an icon like Kate.

John Zack Lace Dress With V Neck

John Zack Lace Dress With V Neck

We love an LBD, especially since it goes from work to play with little or no changes necessary, but sometimes you need something a little more special that you maybe wouldn’t wear to the office. The John Zack Lace Dress With V Neck ($65.34, available at ASOS) is an LBD through and through, but its more appropriate for a party than the board room. It’s got great lace detailing that’ll set it apart from everyone else’s basic black and a daring, deep V that’ll have all eyes on you. Wear it to your New Year’s Eve festivities — champagne goes with everything, trust us — and to any other parties that come up in 2014.

Available at ASOS.

Kate Moss Cool

Kate Moss Cool

1. If you’re channeling Kate Moss, you’ll need a devil may care attitude and a fur coat. Go for the faux with the Unreal Fur Wanderlust Long Coat ($229.58) and you won’t have to worry about animal rights when you’re catching the flashbulbs. Kate’s been spotted pairing fur with everything from denim and leather to slip dresses and jumpsuits — wear this with everything and you’ll be giving a mega dose of rock star cool.

2. Keeping things simple is another model off-duty must. But that doesn’t mean you can’t throw in some statement baubles. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Giant Stud Necklace ($96.60) channels Moss’ Alexander McQueen LBD but it’ll pair with everything from simple t-shirts to your own little black dresses.

3. Kate has her own line of lipsticks with Brit brand Rimmel London, so it’s easy to get her signature pout. The brightest, boldest red, Lasting Finish Lipstick in 010 ($5.49), is sure to grab attention on matter where you wear it.

4. You probably have a go-to black pump, but what we’ve noticed about Kate Moss’ shoes is that she’s not one to sport the platform. She keeps things low (her diminutive height helps out) and comfortable, so grab something like the Michael Michael Kors Flex Pump ($98.95) to stay comfortable on the dance floor all night long.

5. And finally, Kate’s always seen with the latest It-bag, but for a festive night out, we’re all about a blingy clutch. The L’Wren Scott Collection Crackle Gemmed Clutch ($198) is New Year’s Eve appropriate and will keep your cocktail dresses company no matter what the occasion.

Images courtesy ASOS, British Fashion Council, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Ulta and Banana Republic

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.