For most of us, winter is about sensible investments and, generally speaking, isn't a time to experiment with bold trends or anything impractical. Winter items need to be about quality and reliability, and so this means many of us tend to lean on classics that you can wear for decades. Katie Holmes is the best example of the benefits of assembling a timeless winter capsule wardrobe; whenever we clock her out and about in New York City, she reliably sticks to an arsenal of simple but elevated items—the very sort we’d like to populate our wardrobes with.
She has quite a minimal aesthetic when it comes to winter dressing and sticks to a neutral colour palette with camel, mushroom, grey and navy, and has been playing with proportions with oversized coats and chunky knitwear. All in all, her looks make for a very chic capsule, which we’ve handily decoded for you below.
Keep scrolling to see and shop the five winter items that Katie Holmes has been living in this month.
1. Camel Coats
Style Notes: A camel trench coat, whether cashmere, wool or leather, is a winter staple that will go with almost any outfit, from a party dress or jeans and boots.
2. Leather Midi Skirts
Style Notes: Leather (or vegan leather) is one of the leading trends for winter, and Katie Holmes's pleated chocolate-coloured midi is classic enough to wear for years and years.
Style Notes: In winter many of us revert to a uniform of jeans, boots and coats, so a classic pair of straight-leg or skinny jeans become a second skin.
5. Cable Knitwear
Style Notes: A chunky jumper is a winter essential, and Katie Holmes's caramel cable knit is a fail-safe winter winner.