When Katie Holmes steps out on the streets of New York (or anywhere for that matter), like clockwork, fashion folk immediately flock to see—and shop!—her latest looks. The Katie Holmes fashion formula is one where solid wardrobe essentials shine—think go-to pairs of denim, plain but perfect white T-shirts, covetable cardigans, and city-stomping boots. For fall fashion specifically, Holmes defines what it means to be a modern bohemian woman, stepping out in boho-inspired frocks from her favorites, Ulla Johnson, Khaite, and Jonathan Simkhai. At this season’s New York Fashion Week, she continued to cement herself as fall’s ultimate fashion It girl, donning a matching floral set from Ulla Johnson paired with black knee-high boots from Khaite. We’d call this a total sartorial success. The boho style isn’t the only trend she’s mastered, Holmes also knows how to toughen up any look with a platform boot or an edgy black blazer. While she’s often seen sporting several of the season’s hottest new items, her style feels approachable for the everyday woman, which is why we continue to reference—and revere—her polished looks season after season.
At her core, Holmes is a denim enthusiast, gravitating toward straight-leg styles from Rag & Bone, Mother, Citizens of Humanity, and Madewell. With a solid wardrobe foundation established, she adorns each outfit with either a statement sweater or a chic leather trench. She accessorizes with equally as chic and classic pieces like a crocodile shoulder bag from A.P.C or menswear-inspired loafers from Vagabond Shoemakers. Each fall, you can expect Holmes to step out in a covetable cardigan or two—who could forget the time she iconically stepped out in Khaite’s Scarlet cardigan and matching Eda bralette? Holmes is not one to shy away from high-street labels, either—she loves Everlane for closet essentials like turtlenecks for layering, and blazers for a business casual look. She, of course, supports her favorite luxury designers too, specifically Chloé and Gabriela Hearst.