Katie Holmes’s street style is always the perfect balance between the casual girl next door and the sophisticated East Coast-er. We love how wearable her looks are, especially for this year as we transition into winter. Discover how we’re stealing her street style!
A Twist on Casual
Katie rocks a casual look like none other. Pairing a tight fit top with loose fit bottoms (and vice versa) is a tried and true style rule that we see Katie follow in plenty of street looks. It can even be something as simple as a tucked-in tee with a pair of baggy-fit jeans. She easily elevates her look by choosing a more stylized blouse, paperbag trousers, and a pair of good pumps (Katie’s go-to).
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White Blouse or Tee
Chances are you already own an everyday white tee similar to the one Katie wears. If you are looking for an extra oomph to pair with your wide-leg jeans, go for a Victorian styled puff-sleeve blouse. Any white blouse with subtle trims and exaggerated design details will give you a look similar to Katie’s. This style is also transitional for fall.
We’re hitting pause on the skinny jeans – almost all of Katie’s street wear looks feature a pair of wide-leg, bootcut, flared, or straight leg jeans. Not only are these styles more comfy, but they also look amazing dressed up or down while still carrying the element of casualness and effortlessness which is at the core of Katie’s street style. Wear a distressed pair of jeans to balance a more formal blouse.
Black Knit Top or Bodysuit
A tighter fit top or bodysuit is an absolute essential to fall style. They are great for layering and are flattering for all body types, so you’ll find yourself reaching for this piece again and again. Katie pairs a black top similar to this one with paperbag trousers (insanely cute), but you can also pair it with wide-leg jeans which emulates her effortlessly casual East Coast style.
Paperbag trousers are going to give you a cinched waist and high-waist detailing that brings a little more style than a traditional high-waisted bottom. You can opt for a more casual cargo style, or a true trouser which will give you a business casual look. A more exaggerated waist tie will look amazing worn with a tight black bodysuit for a visually balanced, modern look.
Katie’s Favorite Pleated Skirt
We have to dedicate a whole section to Katie’s favorite pleated skirt that we’ve seen her wear on more than one occasion. Not only is it a beautiful stunning cognac color which screams fall, it’s also leather and hits at the most flattering midi length (we need this ASAP!!!). We adore the way the leather skirt is styled with a softer knit fabric and casual block-heeled mules. Both looks are so refined but hit all the trends.
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Pleated Leather Skirt
To get as close to Katie’s look as possible, you’ll want to rock a cognac or burgundy shade; however, a black pleated skirt will also be great for fall and easy to match. This one features an almost identical silhouette to Katie’s, with an added slit.
To balance the leather, Katie pairs her skirt with a soft knit sweater and cardigan in grey and black. A light cool-toned grey will look amazing with a leather skirt similar to Katie’s. Opt for a cashmere grey sweater with a mock neck and rolled sleeves for chillier days. Another option is to wear a thin knit cardigan as a top — wearing it this way has been trending all throughout spring and summer so we’re excited to see this translated into fall/winter looks.
Heeled Mule Sandals
Bottega Veneta Beige Stretch Heeled Mules
ASOS DESIGN Nero Square Toe Mules in Black
A Fall Love Story
Much of Katie’s spring and summer styles translate into her F/W looks. She stays true to her wide-leg and straight-cut bottoms while adding interest with longline coats and cropped sweaters. Don’t be afraid of a splash of color.
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Puff Sleeve Sweater
Whether you decide to wear this cropped or tucked in, make sure you choose a piece with some puff sleeve action like the one Katie wears. Keep to the neutral palette with beige, ivory, white and accessorize with an accent color of your choice.
A pair of solid crepe trousers is going to elevate your outfit, especially during the fall, and will look amazing if you decide to wear a tailored coat or relaxed trench coat over your outfit. We chose this piece with a monochrome belt detailing to tie the outfit together.
Whether you’re wearing a solid color or a plaid one like the one Katie wears, it’s important to choose a piece with a longline cut like this one in a relaxed fit. This is going to bring a refreshing balance to the outfit without looking too tailored or formal.
Wide Plaid Trousers
Wide-leg plaid trousers are the ultimate “I rolled out of bed but made it fashion” piece, especially when paired with a longline coat and heels. The wider the leg, the better!
This style steal would not be complete without a variation of Katie’s beloved black heels that we see her wear in many of her looks! It’s definitely a closet essential and a crucial part to a capsule shoe collecton.
Which one is your favorite Katie Holmes outfit? Who’s your ultimate street style inspo? Share with us in the comments below!
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