Lily Cole hates trends.

The model-turned-actress "hates" the idea of changing her style every few months and favours classic or vintage items in her own wardrobe.

She said: "I don't personally follow trends, I don't even like the idea of trends. I think it's kind of absurd that you have to change every six months, so I always try and buy things that hopefully I'll like forever, and resonate with me.

"And I have fun with it, as well. I kind of see clothes a bit like role-playing, depending what mood I'm in.

"And I think, also vintage. There are so many great, great vintage clothes to find, there's a whole territory unexplored there."

Lily also admitted she has no plans to return to modelling, but is "open" to taking on the occasional job.

Asked if she will return to the catwalk soon, she told InStyle's website: "No, there's a lot of very brilliant, talented people in the fashion industry so I'm still open to working occasionally if it's the right person and the right situation but I've stepped quite far from that industry."