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Katie Holmes has finally shared details on the mood that inspired her now-iconic cashmere bra look that broke the internet last summer and caused the item to completely sell out less than an hour after the brand shared photos of the actress on Instagram.
During an interview for InStyle’s April 2020 cover story, Holmes reflected on the moment she decided to don the Eda Bralette and Scarlet Cardigan, both from Khaite, during an Aug. 28 outing in New York City.
“Honestly, I wasn’t feeling so sexy,” Holmes told InStyle’s Laura Brown. “And I saw that and was like, ‘Sexy. I can do that!'”
“I thought it would be good if I was in a cabin sitting by the fire and wore the [matching] sweater over it,” she added of the cozy-chic look. “That’s how my brain works. But then I was like, ‘Oh, wait, I’m not in a cabin, and I’m not going to a cabin.’ I still thought I could pull it off, though. I had noticed other people wearing bras with blazers.”
Holmes said she paired the bralette with the matching cardigan to tone down her look just a bit in order to better suit the day’s occasion — back to school shopping.
“I didn’t want to get into trouble with my teenager!” she joked. “We were school shopping, and I was just trying to hail a cab on Sixth Avenue. It looked way more glamorous than it was.”
Thankfully, the look, which Holmes paired with simple jeans, oversized sunglasses and a black purse, is finally back in stock — check it out below:
Shop: The Eda Bralette (in Barley), $520
Shop: The Scarlet Cardigan (in Barley), $1,540
The website says the bralette — which is made of “featherweight cashmere” and is also available in other colors — was designed to be worn both layered and exposed.
The cropped cardigan has extra long sleeves and is made of a mid-weight, soft cashmere, making it perfect for year-round wear. It’s also available in navy.
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