In case you haven't heard, Katie Holmes is having a breakout style year. Ever since those photos of her wearing that Khaite cashmere bra-and-cardigan set went viral, Holmes has really stepped things up, wearing one stylish yet accessible ensemble after another. As an actress, mom, NYC dweller, and now burgeoning style star, Holmes needs outfits that can accommodate her busy schedule.
She wears a lot of denim, walkable heels, and chic outerwear to pull it all together, which are easy things to work into one's wardrobe. And while many of her looks are designer, I noticed she makes a point to incorporate well-priced items from the likes of Mango and Zara, to name a couple of her affordable sources. Lately, the 40-year-old looks cool, effortless, and always dressed appropriately for the occasion, which is what I strive for now and imagine I will continue to do when I'm in my 40s. Want to join me?
Scroll on to shop the seven Katie Holmes outfits I'm keeping in mind for style inspiration.
Checked Coat + White Tee + Long Jeans + Crossbody Bag + Pumps
Black Bodysuit + Paperbag-Waist Pants + Ankle Boots
Holmes wisely wore a fitted top with her baggy pants. These balanced proportions make for a very flattering look.
On Katie Holmes: Zimmermann Espionage Leather Obi Pants ($1978)
Sweater Set + Jeans + Mules
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What some would call a wardrobe mishap turned into a viral fashion moment—not to mention this gorgeous Khaite cashmere set sold out.
Suit + Nude Pumps
Blazer + Cream Jeans + Mules
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Yep, Holmes found the perfect easy fall outfit. The cream-colored pants paired with the autumnal Mango blazer is such a timeless combination.
On Katie Holmes: Mango Lapels Coat ($200); Acne Studios sandals
Gray Sweater + Pleated Skirt + Mules
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I can think of so many occasions this outfit would be perfect for, from brunch to work to happy hour to a movie date. Just be sure to tuck your sweater in for a fashion-forward look.
On Katie Holmes: Christian Louboutin Viberta Red Sole Slide Sandals ($695)
Cropped Tee + Jogger Pants + Ankle Boots
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I aspire to look this cool when leaving the gym. The key to this outfit is the monochromatic color palette and the surprising non-athletic accessories that she chose to pair with the track pants and tee.
On Katie Holmes: 3.1 Phillip Lim Alix Shoulder Bag ($895)