10 fashion tips to take from the ever-stylish Kate Moss as she celebrates her 43rd birthday
The inimitable Kate Moss is a true British fashion icon, single-handedly spearheading the sales of skinny jeans, Ugg boots and leopard-print coats in recent years. Despite her feline features being some of the most instantly recognisable in the world, her chameleon-like ability to transform for shoots and campaigns is second to none. It's hard to believe, but Kate Moss is turning 43, and we would like to offer the following style commandments.
1. Treat leopard print as a neutral
Animal prints are the new neutrals, there is simply nothing that they won't work with. Ms Moss mixes her trusty leopard and cheetah motifs with every colour, adding way more excitement than if she'd toned her look down with a jacket in navy, white or grey.
2. Wearing all-black cuts a powerful, slimming silhouette
Wearing all-black offers a fast-pass to instant chic as it makes every figure look slimmer and more put-together. It's also a total time-saving strategy on hectic mornings, because you know that everything in your wardrobe will match.
3. Red lipstick can pull any outfit together, instantly
A shot of red lipstick can brighten the face, balance the skin's tone and, from a fashion perspective, it can make anything you wear look more deliberate and polished. It's a beauty trick that Kate has been employing for years, upping the ante on jeans, t-shirts and tuxedos alike.
4. Invest in good boots
Oh, to take a glance in Kate Moss's boot cupboard. From biker flats to over-the-knee heels, she's got every classic style and shape imaginable, offering chances aplenty to switch up her overall silhouette. Moss is evidently savvy to the vibe-changing magic which a simple shoe swap can achieve.
5. Sheer pop socks solve the bare ankle dilemma
So just as you've got used to the fact that all trousers are cropped and nothing will ever be floor-length again, the weather turns nippy. Just look to Kate's ankles for the answer - subtly sheer pop socks.
6. Just add a scarf
We're not saying your weekend outfit of a t-shirt and jeans is boring, we're just saying... "Look how exciting Kate Moss has made hers with this teeny addition."
7. A statement coat makes the outfit
Rescue a boring outfit by draping a statement coat over the top. Anything boldly coloured, brightly patterned or tantalisingly textured will do the trick (and ideally, faux fur as well).
8. Belt up
Learn from Kate Moss's Met Gala look in 2008 as she's masterfully cinched in a Grecian-inspired dress with some strong silverware, giving herself instant curves.
9. Wear a scarf at your waist
Get even more use of those silk scarves by threading them through your belt loops and tying them at the hip to add a little boho flair to your favourite jeans.
10. Break your own style rules
The greatest style lesson we can take away from Ms Moss? Wear whatever you damn well want, just wear it with a supermodel attitude.