Katie Holmes’ drastic style change
She’s the girl next door, the woman who lives in jeans and sweaters, but Katie Holmes seems to have had a fashion makeover this summer. It all started with a crop top here and a half button down shirt there. Sure, Holmes is getting on the baby t-shirt trend, we thought. She’s the woman who gave birth to the viral cashmere bra, after all. But then came the pantsless instagram Publish.
You missed this revealing episode in Holmesthe latest chapter in fashion? The social media snap showed Holmes wearing a gray t-shirt tucked into a pair of black briefs. Instead of pants, she wore a pair of white thigh-high boots. The only thing traditionally Katie Holmes over the entire ensemble was the navy trench coat shrugged over it. Oh, and this knowing smize.
Craftcore and bohemian
Said cheeky half-smile popped up again last night at the Tribeca Film Festival, when Holmes attended the premiere of his film alone together wear a white hook Chloe dress that showed a lace bra and her navel. Gabrielle Hearst fans will have recognized the craftcore look as the work of the creative director, whose intricately crafted garments are made by artisans and cannot be imitated by machines. But chances are you’ll think less about the lasting message of Holmesthe evening outfits of and more about her new bohemian mood on her boyfriend’s arm, Bobby Wooten III.
That pierced nose, the disheveled hair Holmes is far from Katie we’re used to seeing her strolling the Upper West Side with her McNally Jackson satchel raised on one shoulder. It’s the sexy alter ego of the woman who lives in Avsnot Blady loafers and offers a collection of wide leg work jeans to die for. But if anyone were to attempt it in free-spirited fashion territory, it’s Hearst: the designer responsible for her cut-out dress vanity lounge Oscar night, and who keeps Holmes equipped with soft handbags.
Now 43 years old and beaming positively, Holmes clearly feels good about himself. These decidedly sexy looks, which take the spirit of her most playful moments to date – that famous bradigan, those bright pink party heels – and run with it, are thrilling to watch. Not because she shows off a little more skin, but because, for lack of a better expression, she feels. And isn’t confidence the most coveted accessory?
This article originally appeared on Vogue UK