Kate Bosworth: 'I used to be uncool'

02:54, May 23 2013
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HAPPY IN HER OWN SKIN: Fashionista Kate Bosworth says growing up as one of the less-than cool kids helped to define who she is today.

Kate Bosworth "wasn't very cool" as a teenager.

The blonde beauty revealed that during her formative years growing up in America, she chose practicality over style.

Now frequently topping best-dressed lists, the 30-year-old said her highly praised fashion sense has been an evolution.

"I feel I grew into my own style in my early 20s, but as a teen I lived in small towns in the Northeast, and my closet consisted of unflattering down coats and long underwear. I wasn't very cool," she told Teen Vogue. "I would tell that girl now, 'Who cares what anyone else thinks? The hardships are what define you. A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.'"

Kate is currently starring in UK retailer Topshop's festival fashion campaign The Road To Coachella and co-designed the collection showcased in the ethereal imagery.

The star has earned praise for her stylish and relaxed looks at the famous Californian music gathering, which she visits every year.

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"The initial concept of these pieces centred on the idea of refreshed festivalwear," she said of the pieces she helped to create. "I thought about what I hadn't seen out there that I would love to wear myself."

Kate's fiancé Michael Polish, who directed a short film starring his wife-to-be for the Topshop collaboration, explained the appeal of her style.

The filmmaker admired his partner's talent for incorporating different vibes and aesthetics when creating a look.

"Her ability to sense a feeling or mood when she picks an outfit is what I love most about her style - it's instinctive," he said.

 

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