Katie Holmes Just Wore the Perfect Puddle Pants for Winter

Katie Holmes cemented her fashion-icon status the moment she stepped out in that Khaite bra-digan in 2019 and, honestly, she hasn't put a foot wrong since. The undisputed queen of low-key NYC street style, Holmes makes off-duty fashion choices that have earned her a loyal legion of fans who are eager to see what she'll wear next. Needless to say, I'm one of them. I take the responsibility of sharing her looks with the masses very seriously, but even I almost let her latest 'fit slip through the net. 


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Holmes stepped out in New York's Midtown earlier this week, and there's but one photograph of her most recent ensemble. Just one. And what a shame it would have been to miss it! The actor had just come from hosting an intimate dinner with skincare expert Barbara Sturm to celebrate the opening of two new stores in the city when waiting photographers managed to capture this impressive look in motion. Featuring an oversized leather shirt paired with wide-leg leather trousers, both of which are from Khaite, this look just might be one of my favourite Katie Holmes outfits to date. 


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Holmes is just one of the many celebrities who have been readily wearing puddle pants—trousers with long hemlines that pool around the ankle—this season, and I'm into how she's managed to transition the trend into winter by sourcing a pair in a leather fabrication. Not only will it keep you significantly warmer than other textiles, but also leather is more hard-wearing in the adverse weather. This woman doesn't come to play.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.