Katie Holmes Gives Her Twist on Summer’s Boldest Trends in a Cutout Skirt & ‘Ugly’ Sandals

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Katie Holmes brought two of summer’s biggest trends out to run errands over the weekend in New York.

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The “Dawson’s Creek” actress stepped out and about in Manhattan on Sunday in relaxed attire, matching a black crop top to a peek-a-boo cutout white skirt. Amongst a revitalization of 1990s and early 2000s silhouettes, cutout designs as well are making a triumphant return to the celebrity style scene this season from Cult Gaia’s beloved twisted dress to Monôt’s windowed designs.

Katie Holmes steps out and about in New York, July 25. - Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash News
Katie Holmes steps out and about in New York, July 25. - Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash News

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A closer view of Katie Holmes’ sandals. - Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash Newsv
A closer view of Katie Holmes’ sandals. - Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash Newsv

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To top off the chic attire, the actress brought back one of 2020’s biggest footwear trends: “ugly” sandals. Typically considered “ugly” in the world of fashion, the new appreciation for comfortable sandal styles comes with an increased desire for ease of wear and stability in the fashion world amidst the current environment — and for 2021, too, it appears the shoes are here to stay. Brands like Teva and Birkenstock are at the forefront of the trend while celebs including Britney Spears, Tracee Ellis Ross and Sofia Richie can oftentimes be spotted in the silhouettes.

Katie Holmes steps out and about in New York, July 25. - Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash News
Katie Holmes steps out and about in New York, July 25. - Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash News

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A closer view of Katie Holmes’ sandals. - Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash News
A closer view of Katie Holmes’ sandals. - Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash News

Christopher Peterson/Splash News

When it comes to Holmes’ own chic style, the star of “The Secret” movie oftentimes favors on-trend silhouettes that are just as stylish as her outfit of choice. The 42-year-old is known for her top-of-the-line style, matching her go-to fall combo — relaxed pants, an oversize coat and a casual top —with everything from Veja sneakers to Re/done kicks and flare-heel Dorateymur boots. As the weather heats up, though, you can find the actress in flowy dresses, more lightweight tops and a rotation of easy-going pieces like trending black “ugly” double-strap sandals.

Beyond off-duty style and impeccable footwear taste, Holmes’ experience in the fashion industry earned her the title of an Olay brand ambassador; she also previously served as the face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Miu Miu, Ann Taylor and more top brands throughout her successful career.

Try out the “ugly” sandal trend for yourself in these pairs inspired by Katie Holmes.

Credit: Courtesy of Farfetch
Credit: Courtesy of Farfetch

Courtesy of Farfetch

Buy Now: Pierre Hardy Double-Strap Sandals, $248 (was $496).

Credit: Courtesy of Target
Credit: Courtesy of Target

Courtesy of Target

Buy Now: Shade & Shore Neida Sandals, $10.

Credit: Courtesy of Shopbop
Credit: Courtesy of Shopbop

Courtesy of Shopbop

Buy Now: Birkenstock Arizona Sandals, $150.

Flip through the gallery to see more of Katie Holmes’ street style over the years.

Launch Gallery: Katie Holmes' Best Street Style From 2004 Through 2021

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