Being Gen Z, the celebrities I pull style inspiration from may be a little obvious. Zoe Kravitz, Bella Hadid, and Hailey Bieber are the trifecta you’ll often see on my mood board. A less obvious option, however? Katie Holmes. Prior to working at Who What Wear, her style wasn’t something I paid much attention to. Instead of Dawson’s Creek, I was much more occupied with binge watches of One Tree Hill and Gilmore Girls. But after seeing my fellow editors report on Holme’s street style on a regular basis, I realized I was missing out. Her style may not be as flashy or revealing as other celebrities, but it’s the way she always looks comfortable and put together that catches people’s eye—mine included.
Holmes not only makes casual look cool, but her low-key looks never seem “dated.” She has mastered this balance of mixing trends and basics, so much so that I found myself wanting to recreate looks of hers from years prior, assuming they were from 2022. She also has an element of accessibility to her looks—mixing statement pieces from Bottega Veneta and Khaite with picks from Mango and J.Crew. Everything she wears feels wearable, which is refreshing amongst the extravagance of celebrity style.
I’m not the only Gen Z-er paying attention to Holmes as I’ve already come across a few TikToks talking about her best looks. I’m not surprised, as her previous stylist Alison Bornstein has become TikTok’s favorite source for style inspiration with her famous “three-word method.”
Below, you’ll find some of my favorite style moments of Holmes. Whether she’s attending a Gala or running an errand in NYC, you’ll want to recreate each look immediately.