Celebrity style obsessions come and go, but some seem to last forever. In the days of Dawson's Creek, Joey Potter's (aka Katie Holmes's) love for denim never failed to inspire us. Now, 18 years on, Katie has definitely found her fashion mojo. She hadn't ever lost it, but this time, it's extra good.
Of course, A-listers go in and out of the limelight as they, well, get on with their lives, but Katie has become one of the most photographed celebrities of late, even in the midst of lockdown. Her resurgence was confirmed when she stepped out in one particular outfit back in 2019—her now-iconic Khaite cashmere bra-and-cardigan combo. This may not sound like a thing, but believe us. She made it one, and the look instantly went viral.
Katie is very much a part of the luxury fashion world—in particular, supporting the New York–based label Khaite—but she is also a fan of a high-street hunt. She's known for tracking down the very best pieces in Mango, and she's certainly no stranger to Zara's shoe department.
All her outfits look as if they've been perfectly tailored to her (let's face it; they probably have been), and while she still hasn't gotten rid of the pretty frocks, she's opted for more daring fabrics like leather and form-fitting silhouettes. Creating combinations our wardrobes desire, we can thank Katie for creating the perfect capsule, from cardigans and denim jackets to floral maxi dresses and ankle boots. Scroll down to shop our favourite Katie Holmes looks.
Shop Katie Holmes's Best Looks
Style Notes: Katie isn't afraid of clashing prints. Here, she pairs her Khaite zebra-print boots with a leopard-print bag and teddy coat by Max Mara.
Style Notes: We're bookmarking this incredible ensemble for spring.
Style Notes: For a pre-lockdown event in New York City, Katie stepped out in a satin gown and her favourite Khaite Zebra boots. An innovative styling choice to say the least.
Style Notes: Proving she is certainly a brand-loyal consumer, Katie was spotted once again wearing New York–based label Khaite. This time, she opted for its puff-sleeve blouse, wearing it over a white roll-neck jumper for added warmth.
Style Notes: This elegantly tailored trouser suit from Gabriela Hearst is just the ticket for a moment in the spotlight in NYC.
Style Notes: Instead of beanies or berets, Katie makes an offbeat hat choice with a baker-boy style, and we're here for it.
Style Notes: It's the outfit that caused a massive talking point. The cashmere bra–and-cardigan combo from Khaite sold out within an hour after this picture went viral on Instagram. You can still get a similar cardigan below.
Style Notes: Katie shields herself from the harsh NYC winter chill with a very cool leather trench coat.
Style Notes: Just when we'd decided to put our ripped jeans on hold, along came this coolly casual ensemble from Katie. With the silk shirt and mini heels, it has just the right amount of sophistication in the mix.
Style Notes: Katie updates a classic Breton dress and denim jacket with this season's key sandal: heeled flip-flops. Don't knock it until you've tried it!
Style Notes: Katie knows that outerwear doesn't get much chicer than a black tailored coat.