The metamorphosis of Katie Holmes has been fascinating to observe. We vividly remember the unassuming outfits of her Dawson’s Creek days and find the evolution of her style over the past ten years nothing less than impressive. As she’s settled into Mrs. Cruisedom and motherhood, Holmes has become the poster girl for classically chic dressing.
A bit of a modern-day Hepburn, Holmes is often spotted in menswear-inspired trousers and prefers clean lines and a neutral palette (she occasionally goes for a pop of color on the red carpet). She’s single-handedly the biggest supporter of the trench coat we’ve seen and recently has topped almost every outfit with a double-breasted number. We’re also in slight awe of her dedication to heels, after all, how many other mothers rock towering stilettos at all times? Finally, in what we can only assume is a tribute to the great lady herself, she loves the oversized Gucci sunglasses!
High heels aside, Holmes’ traditional tastes are generally quite accessible—hence why we can Style Stalk her! Take this ensemble she recently wore in Paris for a day of shopping and Louvre-ing with daughter Suri. She belted a loose, light-colored tunic with a wide belt, which is a smart way to transitional a summery garment into early fall. An olive overcoat (trench, naturally), Louboutin slingbacks, and a Balenciaga tote-turned-diaper bag completed her ensemble. We’ve recreated the look for you here—down to her dazzling engagement ring. Read on for all our suitable substitutions.
1. Silk Cotton Dress ($260, bcbg.com)
While this BCBG mini has slightly different lines than Katie’s choice, the pale jacquard print is a dead ringer for her dress.
2. Replica Ring ($34, evesaddiction.com)
Okay, we don’t really expect you to wear a faux engagement ring, but this replica was too funny (and accurate) to leave out.
3. Wide Leather Belt ($12.95, hotbuckles.com)
Cinch your waist with this white, braided leather belt. It’s three inches wide and less than thirteen dollars, that means the price per inch is perfect!
4. Double-Breasted Trench ($715 on sale, net-a-porter.com)
This is not an inexpensive piece of outerwear, but how can you not love the delightfully drab olive color of this Burberry Aniston trench? The stretch cotton, epaulette-adorned coat is normally $1430, but is currently on sale for half the original price. If the price makes you gasp, check out the Belted Cape from Topshop ($150, topshop.com). It’s got the flowing lines of Holmes’s coat and comes in khaki.
5. Slingback Heels ($95.95, zappos.com)
Oh Deer!’s taupe shoes look so much like the Louboutins on Katie’s feet it’s scary. They come in the nude color shown above, as well as black, red, and white patent leather.6. Leather Bag ($1500, bluefly.com)
Sury’s stuff gets schlepped around in a Balenciaga Whistle bag, just like the one we found for you on sale at Bluefly. Designer Rebecca Minkoff makes a less expensive option, just look at her Matinee Handbag ($625, shopjake.com)!