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28 Chic Basics Katie Holmes Would Buy From Zara

If you're one of the many who count themselves as fans of Katie Holmes's accessible style, allow me to indulge you. Ever since Holmes wore that famous Khaite cardigan set and the paparazzi started following her every move, I (and my colleagues) have carefully documented her many outfits. Something I've noticed is that she wears a lot of basics. And what's a great place to shop for basics? Zara. 

You may think of Zara as a destination for trendy pieces, and that's certainly true, but don't sleep on its basics selection. T-shirts, jeans, blazers, and tons of wardrobe essentials coexist with the brand's trendier items, and the prices make it easy to stock up. So just for fun, I combined the two and shopped for basics through the lens of which ones Katie Holmes would buy from Zara. Read on if you're curious and want to shop them for yourself.

Tops

Katie Holmes wardrobe basics

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On Katie Holmes: Chloé Daria Mini Tote ($1450); Saucony Jazz 81 Sneakers ($80)

Holmes is never one to shy away from a romantic blouse.

Perfect for layering or throwing on and going on warmer days.

This is not really a basic, but it's so Katie Holmes that I couldn't not include it.

We all need one of these.

Soon to be the most versatile top you own.

Outerwear

Katie Holmes trench coat

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On Katie Holmes: Wardrobe.NYC Release 04 Trench Coat ($1138); Zimmermann top; Reformation jeans; Dorateymur shoes

Every woman with classic style (e.g., Holmes) owns at least one trench coat.

Such a good blazer. Holmes would agree.

This is the perfect goes-with-everything jacket when you're feeling like you have nothing to wear.

I don't think Holmes would shy away from this cool (and expensive-looking) blazer.

Holmes agrees that basics don't have to be boring (hence the fun color).

T-Shirts

Katie Holmes and boyfriend

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On Katie Holmes: Sharkchaser Medium Bubble Bag ($840); Gucci New Ace Sneakers ($680)

Do yourself a favor and order this in every color.

An easy way to make jeans and sneakers a little cooler.

Smart shoppers like Holmes know that a black bodysuit is a wardrobe essential.

This is made for sweltering NYC summers.

Denim

Katie Holmes denim outfit

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On Katie Holmes: Evolvetogether 30 Day Pack Face Masks ($36); Re/Done sneakers

Holmes has ditched skinny jeans for baggy styles (for the time being, at least).

I wouldn't be surprised to spot her in a denim midi skirt this summer.

She loves a denim-on-denim 'fit.

Another denim trend Holmes is embracing is slit-hem jeans.

Dresses and Skirts

Katie Holmes Ulla Johnson dress

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On Katie Holmes: Ulla Johnson Suki Dress ($795); Chloé Mini Daria Chain Bag ($1555); Common Projects Original Achilles Low Sneakers ($411)

Shop the Zara dresses and skirts:
Zara Tiered Midi Dress

I'm guessing Holmes has plenty of breezy puff-sleeve dresses in her closet.

This would look amazing with that quilted denim jacket we were talking about earlier.

The chicest way to keep cool in the forthcoming humidity.

I wouldn't be surprised if Holmes stepped out in this exact oufit.

This skirt deserves to be worn on repeat.

Shoes

Katie Holmes Bottega Veneta shoes

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On Katie Holmes: Bottega Veneta Quilted Leather Mules ($880)

I can picture Holmes wearing these with jeans and dresses throughout the summer.

Modern heels that go with everything are key.

Almost every photo of Holmes lately includes a pair of white sneakers.

Loafers are another favorite casual shoe style of hers.

These suede ankle boots would look equally cool with her (and your) dresses or jeans.

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