While Kate Moss' '90s fashion is well-documented—from slip dresses to moto jackets—I would argue that it's the model's early 2000s off-duty uniform that has had the most enduring impact. The recipe is straightforward, and like most great ideas, genius in its simplicity. Informed by Moss self-proclaimed inspirations '70s rock stars and rock star girlfriends like Marianne Faithful, Jane Birkin and Anita Pallenberg, the basis for the look lies in a great statement fur—faux or real will do. Layer that over a t-shirt or knit, finish with skinny jeans in black, gray or blue. The final part of the equation is a pair of truly killer boots. Moss is a fan of a flat motorcycle, pirate boot or sky high Alaia booties.
To wit, sometimes that fur is leopard print, which truly honors those free spirited '70s chicks. Since debuting this fashion uniform, Moss has worn some version of it nearly every time she's been documented during the day outdoors, as recently as last week. Photographed next to Jamie Hince, Jefferson Hack or during that unfortunate Pete Doherty moment, she may have changed up the men in her life, but not that uniform. I can't say for sure whether I adopted this this off-duty uniform purposely or through osmosis, but especially when it's cold in the Northeast, nothing else will do—and apparently, it's timeless.
Via Harper's Bazaar UK