Katie Holmes Just Ditched Her Jeans for These Trending Trousers

We've been documenting Katie Holmes's looks for some time now. Ever since she wowed everyone with that cardigan-and-bra Khaite set, we've been tracking her casual out-and-about outfits. Most often, she likes to wear jeans and a tee with loafers or a smart coat when the weather is cooler and with Birkenstocks when it's summer. But this week, the actress ditched her trusty denim in favour of something more fashion-forward for 2021: pleated trousers. 

The look, which I'd argue originated with The Row, has transformed from stuffy suit styling to casual coffee-run chic. Holmes paired her dusty-pink versions with Gucci loafers and a white shirt, which is an ideal summer outfit if we ever saw one. (So much loose material is great on a hot day.) The good news is that it's not just high-end designers that stock these trousers right now but also more affordable brands, which is proof that a trend has really taken off. 

For ideas on how to style yours, keep scrolling for Holmes's look plus more from the band Haim and one of our favourite influencers Lorna Humphrey of Symphony of Silk. Then keep going to shop Holmes's full look and our edit of the best pleated trousers. 

katie holmes pleated trousers: katie holmes wearing a white shirt with gucci loafers and pleated trousers



Style Notes: Katie Holmes wears her pleated trousers with a loose white shirt tucked in and finished with Gucci loafers. 

katie holmes pleated trousers: haim wearing the row for the Brit awards 2021



Style Notes: Take these trousers from casual to red carpet–ready with the addition of heels and a black jacket. 

Style Notes: The ideal transitional look that will take you from summer to autumn. Add Converse and a black tee à la Humphrey, and then finish with a blazer when it gets cooler. 

Next up, the biggest autumn 2021 fashion trends to know.

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