Katie Holmes’s Winter Style M.O. Is a Lesson in Effortless Dressing

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As we take a closer look at Katie Holmes’s winter style, it’s certainly worth noting that all of her outfits have been on fire throughout the entire year. Even Vogue’s fashion news writer Christian Allaire has declared her the winner of street style over the last 12-months. The actress, more than any other It-girl, made her way through 2020 in a wardrobe that was wildly covetable but also completely accessible. She made vintage-style denim, classic blazers, and mule heels look elevated, even if she was just casually strolling the streets of Manhattan with a mask, messy bun, and cup of coffee. And now, in the midst of winter temperatures and snowstorms, Holmes is taking her fashion glow-up to the next level with an enviable but still easy-to-achieve winter wardrobe. To be sure, there’s nothing shocking or jaw-dropping about her day-to-day looks, but still, her sartorial sensibility is undoubtedly influential. Streamlined as she is, you can really boil down Holmes’s fashion modus operandi to just five key staples, even this season when the layers get piled on. 

The key ingredients to her minimalist winter wardrobe are timeless coats, from leather trenches to wool wraps. Holmes rarely steps out without a comfortable pair of jeans too, whether it’s a sophisticated, wide-leg silhouette or a roomy, low-rise design. For accessories, the actress loves a kitten heel boot and a wool fedora. And we can’t talk about Holmes’s winter wardrobe without mentioning her chic, Instagram-viral cardigans. More than a year has passed since she stepped out wearing Khaite’s Scarlett design with the matching bralette. In fact, people are still trying to get their hands on those eternally sold-out knits.

If you’re looking for ways to channel Katie Holmes’s winter style sans any fuss, you’ll find everything needed to adopt her relaxed and inherently cool fashion philosophy ahead.

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The Classic Coat

Nanushka Lana wool coat



Zara faux leather trench coat



Stella McCartney belted double-breasted wool coat



Isabel Marant Etoile Habra double-breasted overcoat


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The Comfortable Jean

Acne Studios 1991 Toj belted high-rise wide-leg jean



Madewell Rivet & Thread high-rise wide-leg jean



Citizens of Humanity Annina high-rise wide-leg jean



Khaite Noelle cropped high-rise wide-leg jean


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The Cozy Cardigan

Khaite Suzette striped cashmere-blend cardigan



Altuzarra Beverly lambswool-blend cardigan



Everlane the texture cotton cardigan



Cos color-block wool cardigan


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The Kitten-Heel Boot

Staud Wally boot



By Far Stevie creased leather boot



Joseph mid-calf boot



Faryl by Farylrobin Gerry boot



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The Kitten-Heel Boot

Rag & Bone leather-trimmed wool felt fedora



Isabel Marant Kinly leather-trimmed wool felt fedora



Brixton Wesley wool



Maison Michel Virginie grosgrain-trimmed wool fedora