As Katie Holmes stepped out in New York City on January 30, I doubt she knew she was breaking both of my mother's cardinal fashion rules.
When I was a teenager in the year [redacted], I owned a pair of strappy Marc Jacobs sandals I was absolutely obsessed with. I wore them almost every day until the Connecticut leaves fell from the trees and the temperature dropped to unreasonable levels. Initially, I'd planned to continue wearing my treasured footwear, so I simply threw on a pair of tights to protect my legs from the chill.
"Change your shoes," my mother told me before I walked out the door. "You don't wear open-toed sandals with tights." Why? Because it looks "weird," and it's just not done. Well, tell that to Katie Holmes, Mom!
The actor attended the American Australian Association Arts Awards Thursday night, wearing a ’90s-inspired white ruched dress from designer Khaite's prefall 2020 collection under a black overcoat from Wardrobe.NYC. Oh, and she finished off the look with a pair of Calzedonia tights, strappy black sandals, and a pop of red polish on her toes.
(BTW, if Katie wearing Khaite sounds familiar, you may recall the Dawson's Creek alum's viral cashmere bra moment from last year.)
Speaking of bras, Holmes ignored another fashion ordinance, purposely exposing one black bra strap under her dress. She basically put an end to the off-the-shoulder stress we've all been facing for the past few years. Ill-fitting strapless bra? I don't know her.
Zendaya also attended the benefit for the Australian Bushfire Relief Fund with her Euphoria costar Jacob Elordi, wearing an asymmetrical Christopher Esber dress featuring the pockets of every woman's dreams. She paired the daring look with simple black pumps and Vhernier drop earrings.
Now excuse me while I text a million pictures of these looks to my unsuspecting mother.
Originally Appeared on Glamour