During the first year of COVID, model Kate Bock made a pivot. Like so many of us, her work was completely interrupted — fashion shoots and travel at a complete stop.
Bock decided to take that time and turn her love for wellness into a business, launching Love Kate to partner, collaborate and invest in health and wellness focused brands. So far that roster includes involvement with Abby’s Better, Pompette, and Aussie swimwear brand, bond-eye swim.
We asked the wellness-minded model what’s inspiring her these days and ended up on the topic of sustainable fashion. Kate’s style is marked by great personal taste and a honed feel for what looks best after a career in front of the camera…
My style in 3 words: Timeless, Neutrals, Effortless.
My uniform lately: My uniform is pretty simple: denim, cropped t-shirt or tank and white sneakers.
Trend I’m excited about: I love that trousers have been trending for a while now. Trousers are a timeless staple that you can dress up or down and elevate just about any outfit. The Favorite Daughter Favorite Pant are the perfect easy fit. I love to wear them with a fresh white pair of Nike Air Force 1’s for a comfortable and put together look.
Trend I’m ready to see go: I’m personally not a big fan of exaggerated platform sneakers. I like to keep it more clean and simple with sneakers.
Clean skincare/makeup MVPs: I love anything Dr. Barbara Sturm for skincare. I also use Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen, Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask and Necessaire Body Wash. For makeup I love Westman Atelier and Tom Ford Beauty to name a few.
travel non-negotiables: When I travel I like to feel comfortable, but put together. The Anine Bing Billie Pants are great and don’t wrinkle. I pair those with a tank, long sleeved T and denim jacket for layering so I’m comfortable for take off and landing. Athleisure sets are also great for traveling and perfect for layering for when the temperature changes.
Best style learnings from my career: Finding balance with fits. An oversized top and tighter bottoms or oversized pants and a well-fitted top. Find a balance that’s flattering on your body. Also, alterations! Getting a piece minorly altered can make a MASSIVE difference!
Best styling hack: Neutrals are everything. Choose a few staple pieces in muted tones to mix and match for effortless outfits that won’t go out of style.
To freshen up my look in a flash: I think the easiest way to freshen up a look is switching up your jewelry. I usually gravitate towards gold jewelry. My favorite piece at the moment is the Demi necklace I designed with Alexa Leigh. Add that to a few more delicate layered necklaces, throw on some hoops and your look can be totally revived!
My style advice to any bride: (Editor’s note: Bock was recently married to NBA Star Kevin Love) Stay true to your vision. This is your day and your look should reflect who you are and your personal style. Don’t feel like you need to go for what is trending right now or popular with other brides. Do what makes you feel the best on your big day.