HOW TO BE WELL-DRESSED

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - INTERIOR LIVES - BY KATE MOSS

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 lik­ing a wide leg. 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.

LOOK TO THE PAST

Most women will have an era in fash­ion that they’re drawn to­wards for in­spi­ra­tion. I re­ally love the late Six­ties and Sev­en­ties, 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 Six­ties 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.

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 mod­el­ling — you can con­stantly adapt and change.

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, grey or red. If I’m hav­ing an off-day, I’ll wear full black.

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.

THE FIN­ISH­ING TOUCHES

It’s im­por­tant to ac­ces­sorise, and I al­ways turn to the scarves, hats and sun­glasses in my wardrobe. But wear­ing too many ac­ces­sories at once can look very bad. I don’t have any strict rules, but my hus­band does say not to wear a hat with glasses, be­cause I look as if I’m try­ing to wear a dis­guise. I al­ways have a pair of Ray-Bans in my bag and lots of pairs at home be­cause they seem to go miss­ing. They’re a real sta­ple. And jew­ellery? I don’t think you can ever have too much

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