Look of The Day: Off-Duty Rock Star

Here’s an oldie (but really, such a goodie) from the Kate Moss archives, in which she is looking so effortlessly cool in some pretty basic pieces. Let’s do this!

Of course her fabulous red leopard scarf (probably Saint Laurent) takes center stage and here’s one that could easily perform the same trick.Needless to say I am now obsessing over getting myself a little bomber like Kate’s vintage number. This good one by Isabel Marant is now on sale — carpe diem!

It looks as though she has on a slightly sexy extra low cut tee just like this.And the thin V-neck sweater is the kind of thing you can have on maximum rotation almost all year long. This perfect silk one by Nili Lotan is now marked (way) down.

I’m starting to feel the mom jeans backlash, and lower styles are starting to feel fresh again, am I right? Please weigh in! This pair can definitely help get us into classic Kate territory.

Clearly we can’t see what she’s got on her feet, but if I had to guess I would say a sexy/cool boot kind of like this. 

 

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  1. I’m going to try the jeans – wanna bet they get returned (sigh). I’m nothing but a glutton for punishment but when the inseam is right and the waist is not high…

    1. I went for a Josefina from 7 in a similar bout of nostalgia. Think I went too big though (which seemed impossible given lockdown pound addition, but what do you know). Andrea, what are your thoughts? If, and I hope, lower waists come back, will it involve baggy boyfriends or fairly slim, like in the pic?

  2. They look great but I’m not sure I can go completely back to the low ones.
    My waist is now more mom than it used to be.ugh
    However I’d be happy with a classic regular waist. Old school Levi’s style..

  3. I’m absolutely ready for a lower rise! Far more flattering on me. I’m decidedly not advocating for a rise the length of a baby carrot – just lower than what’s everywhere these days.

    I don’t know – I feel like a dork in a super high rise.

    I’m also hugely in favour of a full-length jean. Every time I see myself in cropped jeans, my legs look stocky, like a scarecrow. I love jeans all year round so I’m sure cropped jeans will once again look good once the muggy heat arrives!

  4. I need to tell you that your blog has been a real boost for me during very dark times. I am mostly in my pajamas all day these days, though I keep buying cute things and many from your recs. I have felt bad about this, but now I see it’s a way of maintaining hope. One day I WILL get to wear this stuff again. Thank you for your work. It means a lot. This post was fantastic.

  5. Thanks for this post! LOVE Kate’s style!
    The scarf looks like the classic Leo stole by Louis Vuitton. Sadly, I don’t think they make it anymore. That color combo is amazing!

  6. High Rise has never been flattering on me…I am a solid size 8…athletically built as they say…but midrise has always made me feel and look better. High Rise made my stomach pooch out more than midrise…

    1. I don’t love myself in high-rise either. I’ve got a JCrew skinny pair that is practically underboob. Have any of you tried sizing up one size, and pulling the jeans down a bit. This method seems to work for me and I don’t mind some slouch in the leg.

  7. I can’t wait for the high waisted, mom jean trend to just die. Maybe I can buy some jeans once again as it’s been about three years. Actually, add pants and skirts in there too.

  8. Have to say I love the mom/high waist… it doesn’t feel long enough since peak low waist for me. I love the commentator with the teenager – I do care what teenagers are doing, it’s interesting, but I’m 46 and a mum, so I will enjoy rather than emulate. In the 90’s Kim Gordon looked the coolest, with her secondhand men’s Levi’s cords, which could feel mid rise, depending on how you wore them.

  9. So agree on the mom jeans – I just always feel silly in them!
    Scarf is actually LV & Stephen Sprouse and comes in various colors. Easy to find on the resale sites! I lust after one…

  10. Low-rise jeans bring back horrible flashbacks. I don’t want any butt crack flashing or underwear showing if I bend over! I guess if you are super skinny, they work. I’ll stick with the mid or high waist.

    1. I’m definitely not advocating for rises this low! Just lower than what has been so popular recently.

  11. First, Banana Republic has a merino wool sweater similar to the one you featured at a much less cost. I wear mine constantly. At the beginning of the fall I bought a mid rise, bootcut jean from Old Navy to see how I’d like them. They have been my most worn jean. I’m glad to see mom jeans go. I like pants that don’t meet my bra band.

  12. I went for a Josefina from 7 in a similar bout of nostalgia. Think I went too big though (which seemed impossible given lockdown pound addition, but what do you know). Andrea, what are your thoughts? If, and I hope, lower waists come back, will it involve baggy boyfriends or fairly slim, like in the pic?

  13. I been reading you for years, way back since your lucky days. And I have a closet full of recommendations from you since then and most I still own. I appreciate your diversity of stores and the folks you feature too.

  14. I’ve always loved these shots of Kate Moss rocking such a seemingly simple look. Timeless. About high waist jeans, I tried a few years ago and they just didn’t feel right on my body. We’ve been binge watching “NYPD Blue” recently and the Sylvia Costas character has been seen in literally “mom jeans”. Looks terrible and I think “wow did we really dress that way back then?” I did and don’t want to go back! Plus adding all that vertical denim makes the butt look bigger even on a super model. What I’ve learned is that we all have a sweet spot on wear the top of jeans hit below the waist: not too high, not too low, and comfortable.

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