Katie Holmes has always been a trendsetter. Remember when she ignited the craze for rolled-up boyfriend jeans in the early aughts? Since then, however, the actress has been keeping her looks more low-key—until this year’s fall season rolled around. Newly single, the stylish mom ended summer on a high note; she’s repeatedly hit the streets of New York City and showed off her reinvented fall wardrobe in the process, which is full of pieces heavy on the chic factor. One of her go-to items in particular? Her trusty mom jeans, which she’s styled in an array of cool ways.
Just today, for instance, the actress stepped out in the city rocking her latest denim moment. She wore a classic straight-leg pair with a checkered coat by Khaite, styling it with a simple white tee, mesh pumps, and a structured leather bag. She’s been nailing this particular jeans-and-outerwear combination lately; a few weeks back, she even doubled up on denim underneath a stealthy trench coat.
Meanwhile, one of Holmes’s recent denim looks gained plenty of attention after she went viral for wearing Khaite’s cashmere bra and cardigan set last month: Grounding that particular look was a straight-leg pair of denim jeans in a medium wash, giving her sexy top a cooler, more understated finish overall. And speaking of cool, Holmes has lately gravitated toward ripped jeans as well, wearing a high-waisted pair torn at the knees—also by Khaite—with a classic button-up and her favorite shoe of the moment, black mules. (She wears them everywhere).
To keep things fresh, Holmes has also switched things up by wearing classic jean materials on top, recently pairing an Altuzarra dress with a denim jacket and flip-flop heels. The takeaway? Holmes’s denim styling—whether all-over, jeans, or as a jacket—is all about the classic finishes. When paired with a great coat, discreet shoe, and sleek black sunglasses, the wardrobe staple adds an effortless finish to ensembles that never fails to pack a punch. Below, shop Holmes’s most polished takes on the mom jean.
Originally Appeared on Vogue