How to dress like Kate Moss, part 2

When I lived in parts of the country that got a proper winter, this is the time of the year that I usually couldn’t bear to look at my winter coat any more. Things aren’t that dire here, but I am starting to look forward to spring. That said, this is an outfit that could be worn any time of year in San Francisco. The coincidence is that it’s inspired by one of my style icons, Kate Moss, which was exactly who inspired this leopard-coat look that I posted around the same time last year. What is it about me, Kate Moss, and February? Let’s find out.

The star of this outfit is my recently acquired Anine Bing sweatshirt—I say recently acquired because I found it on eBay, new without tags, which falls under my sustainability rules. You may remember it from my sale-shopping post, proof that I do (sometimes) buy the things I recommend! Anyway, I feel like every influencer under the sun has a similar sweatshirt; if I can get away with wearing anything this comfortable in public, I’m ok with it. I’m wearing a medium here, although I probably could have gone with a small—the arms and body are pretty generously cut (although that is part of the look, I suppose). Is this way too much money to pay for a sweatshirt? Probably. But I’m finding that now that I’m buying less, I can spend more on things I really love when I do shop. And, to be clear, I love this sweatshirt.

To play up the rock-and-roll vibe, I paired it with my trusty Banana Republic leather moto jacket (last seen in Valentine’s Day outfit ideas). I’ve had this jacket for about five or six years and it’s starting to age a little bit, which I love. It looks even cooler when it’s more broken in. I can’t attest to the quality of their current version, but as you know, I absolutely love this one—in the three years I worked for Gap Inc., this was definitely my favorite purchase. I’m in a small, for reference, and this jacket runs true to size.

What else would Kate Moss wear with a sweatshirt and moto jacket but black skinny jeans? This is my beloved pair from H&M (you last saw them as part of my winter uniform) and they fit better than a lot of premium denim I’ve owned. Oh, and they’re only $20 and run true to size (I’m in my usual 6). As I noted last time, they’re starting to fade just a bit, but that makes me love them even more. Here, I've cuffed them a bit so they don't bunch up around the ankles.

I feel like Kate would have gone for a more fringed, rocker-y bag, but since I don’t own one of those, I went for my trusty A.P.C. bag. Shoe-wise, I pulled out these blast-from-the-past Acne Pistol boots. I used to wear the living daylights out of these boots and kind of exhausted them, but they’re starting to look fresh again, plus they’re super comfy. Acne sadly doesn’t make this style anymore, but you can score a pair on The Outnet. They do run big—I’m in a size 38. I wonder if Kate still wears hers?

OUTFIT DETAILS: Banana Republic moto jacket | Anine Bing Ramona sweatshirt | H&M super skinny jeans | A.P.C. sac demi-lune | Acne Pistol boots


Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

Cool look Cheryl!

Lizzie said...

This definitely looks like an outfit Kate Moss would wear! You look amazing! Love the styling!


Jessica Jannenga said...

I shop on Poshmark, but need to check Ebay more often! There are some great deals out there. Love the jacket! I always love when leather jackets are broken in. Great look, the leather booties look great and that sweatshirt is quite stylish! WWKW, worked quite well! ( what would kate wear :-)
thanks for linking!
jess xx

Laura B said...

I'm definitely getting a Kate Moss vibe with this outfit! I love the edgy feel!

the 4 M's said...

Love this! I really enjoy seeing how people get inspiration from others. Love those booties!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Cheryl, this outfit screams all sorts of badassery in Kate Moss style! I love the sweatshirt, too. And it is perfectly combined with black moto jacket, black skinnies, and black booties. Very well done! Thanks for linking up.


mummabstylish said...

Well it's worked beautifully Cheryl you look fabulous. Thanks for sharing on the #linkup. Jacqui x