Kate Moss Is Making Us Want to Buy an All-Black Capsule Wardrobe From H&M

Once upon a time, in a pre-internet, pre-Instagram era, fashion people wore black (almost exclusively). 'Twas the official uniform of the "black crows," as revered journalist Suzy Menkes once said. Nothing was more stylish (or as much of a signifier of one's industry status) than shades of black from the edgiest designers like Comme des Garçons or Helmut Lang.

With today's highly documented style set resembling a veritable curbside rainbow rather than a flock of goths, it's easy to feel that wearing black isn't "exciting" or "fashionable" enough. But in real life, the look never dies. Black clothes, shoes, and accessories endure trends and fads—just ask Kate Moss, who has been looking incredible over the past few months, and whose every getup has been solely crafted from the non-color.

So how does the supermodel look fab rather than drab? Firstly, she artfully combines luxe, textural fabrics (think vintage velvets set against denim or a satin blouse worn with a more austere woolen-blend trouser suit). With a hint of leopard, a sprinkling of gold jewelry, and her bohemian blonde waves, Mossy's all-black ensembles look considered, elegant, and timeless. Which gives us great hope during a period where we're ever more keen to invest in items that can be worn a thousand ways for a thousand days.

Kate may have a wardrobe chock-full of gems from her pals at Dior, McQueen, Galliano and the like, but many black items can look good on a budget, so we have tracked down some rock 'n' roll Moss-ness from H&M for your perusal. Scroll to see Kate's recent all-black outfits and to shop her look.

See Kate's All-Black Outfits…


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Kate is the queen of statement coats, often opting for evening-appropriate styles in the day and then dressing them down with jeans.


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Never far away from a neck scarf, sunnies, or a nice designer bag, the all-black outfit devil is in the details.


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How to take a trouser suit out of office? Follow Moss's fancy shirt–and-belt idea.


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Nothing better than a trusty LBD.


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Rewearing her flared trousers with a satin coat, Kate proves some classics die hard.


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Vintage-look outerwear combined with hippie jewelry makes this all-black outfit feel full of personality.


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Moss has been wearing this shaggy coat for years, with everything from gowns to skinnies.


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There's almost too much fabulousness to take in here. From the Chanel bag to the waist-nipping jacket, this look is truly something spectacular that you can still emulate.


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Rewearing both her boots and sunglasses, Moss switches things up with a cape coat and Hermès Birken.


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Clearly, the combination of tailored trousers, a posh blouse, and heels really ticks all the boxes for Kate's evening vibe.


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It's that delightful jacket again, this time styled up with a black maxi slip. Very Olsen sisters.


Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.