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5 fashion rules we can all learn from the new queen of street style, Katie Holmes

5 fashion rules we can all learn from the new queen of street style, Katie Holmes

Time to take notes!

Text: Dina Kabbani


Image: Instagram

She's become the most unlikely fashion influencer and here’s just why…

After stepping out in New York in a Khaite cashmere bra and barely-buttoned cardigan look that went viral last September, Katie Holmes has cemented her fashionable reign with a killer capsule wardrobe that has been on wish lists worldwide. Yes, that bradigan moment was simply delicious, but she's also been serving equally effortless street style look after street style look that makes it crucial to give recognition where it's due.

Here are 5 street style rules you can cop from Katie to make 2020 a little bit more impactful...

EMBRACE THE UNEXPECTED

Ever wondered what goes well with a zebra printed boot? According to Katie, a metallic silver dress  is the perfect (and unexpected) compliment to the wild motif. Yes, the actress proved that experimenting with different style combos is the only way to do prints right now, taking the style plunge by pairing her Khaite zebra print boot with an elegant silver dress by Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini. She even topped off the look with an oversized long black coat that threw all the style rules out the window.

INVEST IN GOOD HOSIERY

When most people think of tights, they simply think of your typical nylon and mesh versions; but not Katie. The star took a relatively straightforward Saint Laurent LBD and amped it up with a pair of ITEM m6 sheer tights with an all-over polka dot print. Subtle? Yes, but undeniably stylish. Needless to say, they sold out, fast.

RECYCLE OLD FAVOURITES

Yes, there's nothing hotter right now than a wear-it-multiple-times attitude when it comes to fashion and no one has embraced that motto quite like Katie. Spotted in Max Mara's teddy coat multiple times since December, she's hit the street in the fuzzy camel piece wearing it over everything from Tibi's chic leather culottes to a casual pair of jeans and even everyday sweatpants. Her countless spin on the cold-weather piece is proof that recycling a look never looked so good!

GOOD BASICS ARE KEY

Katie's general style is effortless and chic, and at the core of her everyday looks are usually a few staple basics. Proving that you don't need to go over-the-top to look good, the star goes back to a pair of straight leg jeans time and time again, teaming them with wardrobe essentials like a crisp white shirt and black boots that'll never fail in the style stakes.

THE '90S ARE ALWAYS IN

Although she's experienced a style renaissance as of last year, Katie's Midwestern girl-next-door uniform of jeans, tank tops and (everyone's favourite) slip-dresses, are still her staple go-tos; she's been papped on more than one occasion in a slinky slip number that even her simple and sweet Dawson's Creek character, Joey Potter, would approve of. There's nothing more refreshing than going back to your roots.

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