Katie Holmes is back at it—being the undisputed master of understated street style, that is. The actor was spotted in New York City this week in what might be the most classic summer outfit: relaxed blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and white sneakers. Oh, and a mask, of course.
The high-waist, wide-leg denim with a tucked-in tee is giving us strong Jane Birkin vibes, and the dainty gold accessories, topknot, and black shades add to the look's elevated simplicity.
$39.99.00, Old Navy
During the last year or so, Holmes, 41, has emerged as a pro at elevating everyday items to upgrade casual outfits—people are still talking about her viral cashmere-bra moment from almost a year ago. (Truly, we're still posting about ways to emulate the look.)
Holmes is nonchalant about her newfound style-icon status—she didn't even predict she'd be starting a major frenzy when she wore that $520 Khaite bra and $1,540 sweater combo. (The look sold out quickly after this photo went viral in August 2019.)
It all started with the bra. “Honestly, I wasn’t feeling so sexy. 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 explained in a recent interview. “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.”
That's where the cashmere sweater came in. “I didn’t want to get into trouble with my teenager! We were school shopping, and I was just trying to hail a cab on Sixth Avenue,” she continued. ”It looked way more glamorous than it was.”
So next time you're shopping for signature basics make sure to think, WWKHD? (What would Katie Holmes do?)
Originally Appeared on Glamour