The Katie Holmes Style Guide
By: Olivia Marrone
When someone mentions New York style, you know exactly what they mean—chic, functional, with a sleek edge to wardrobe basics.
Ever since her now-viral moment hailing a cab in NYC wearing a Khaite cashmere bra and cardigan, Katie Holmes is bringing New York’s classic style back on our radars. From red carpet appearances to running errands in Manhattan, Holmes’s style is the perfect mix of understated meets effortlessly put together in a way that can only be described as “very New York.” Looking to bring this chic, NYC element to your wardrobe? Here are five simple style tips to achieving just that.
Elevated Crop Tops
Be it a sweater and jeans (i.e. this aforementioned Khaite set) or a monochrome top and trousers, Katie Holmes makes crop tops look elevated and chic.
Take a cue from Holmes and pair a crop top with long pants or a cardigan to effortlessly add more depth to your outfit.
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Despite current trends leaning towards early 2000s low-rise, Katie Holmes is making a case for high-waisted trousers.
Often seen pairing them with t-shirts, blouses, or sweaters, Holmes shows that just because an item isn’t on-trend doesn’t mean that it can’t be worn in a modern way. Add your favorite white sneakers or heeled boots, and you’re on your way to looking like a chic New Yorker.
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Whether they’re plain, ruffled, or pussy-bow, Holmes has always loved a good blouse moment.
Blouses are a great way to add a subtle feminine flair to your look. This is a great way to add different colors, prints, and textures to your wardrobe because once you find a silhouette that works for you, it makes going out of your comfort zone a lot easier.
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A true New Yorker needs comfortable shoes for running around the city, and Holmes’s collection of loafers proves just that!
Not only are loafers comfortable, but they’re perfect for any occasion as they can easily be dressed up or down. Although loafers from luxury brands like Gucci and Prada have become popular over the past few years, brands like Sam Edelman offer loafers in an array of prints and colors that are high-quality but don’t break the bank.
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Less Is More Approach
As seen over the years but especially prominent in the last few, Holmes often takes a “less is more” approach to her looks.
Whether it be a garment’s silhouette or the way she accessorizes, most of the time the looks never overpower her. The reason for this balance is that she usually chooses one item to act as the statement piece and keeps the rest of her look streamlined.
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