Katie Holmes appears to be embracing a more-is-more approach at New York Fashion Week.
Last year, one Vogue writer declared that “nonsense dressing” is eclipsing the minimalist style that previously dominated our wardrobes, thanks to brands like Khaite and The Row. The rise of viral fashion TikTokers, such as Clara Perlmutter(@TinyJewishGirl) and Mandy Lee(@OldLoserInBrooklyn), embracing a maximalist aesthetic signaled the onset of a style evolution where showcasing personality takes precedence over paring things back.
Now, at the Alice + Olivia presentation in Chelsea’s Highline Stages, the actor showcased a daring ensemble of unconventional separates. Layering a pale denim button-up shirt over a black tee, she wore them with high-waisted, wide-leg jeans in a deeper hue. Accentuating her look was a cropped beige trench coat adorned with oversized lapels, complemented by a white leather top-handle bag.
For even more of a twist, Holmes opted for black leather square-toe sandals paired with eye-catching bright fuchsia tights.
Although each component of the actor’s outfit may seem ordinary on its own, their combination creates a clash (double denim, a cropped trench and hot fuchsia tights?)
Yet, when thoughtfully curated, like an off-beat piece of contemporary art at the Guggenheim Museum, Katie Holmes’ look exemplifies how dressing with personality can result in a fashion triumph.
This story was first published in British Vogue.