Michael style tenets
Published 27/01/2013 | 06:00
Michael Kors rules for dressing
"A beautiful slim, tailored coat automatically makes your jeans look dressed-up and polished."
"The right tailoring can make you feel taller and thinner."
"When buying trousers, it is important to know how you look in them from every angle."
On baring flesh
"If your hemline is short, cover your arms. You want to bare one thing, not everything."
"I don't care if you live in Lapland, nothing is more glamorous than white jeans."
On evening dresses
"The right evening clothes have no season, no year. I love those pieces."
"I love a men's-style belt worn over everything from a super-feminine dress to a pair of jeans."
On looking great
"Figure out your best attribute and always put a star over it."
"The majority of the closet should always stay neutral, but that does not have to be black. It can be chocolate, olive, tan, camel or white – that's what allows you to play with colour."
"I'm a true believer that red is the one bright colour that is like a neutral. It is powerful, feminine and sexy; men love a woman in red."
"You want to look the best for your age. You don't want to look another age."
"When you are in your teens and your early 20s, if you want to go crazy and have fun, that's the time to do it. Don't get so conservative so soon."