I remember watching Dawson's Creek with my friends. Katie Holmes was the epitome of the girl next door. Dressing in American Eagle and Abercrombie and Fitch, Holmes was a suburban Lolita even while on the arm of that guy from American Pie. Maybe she didn't yet have the big budget to buy out the local Bergdorfs. Maybe she didn't have the motivation. Maybe Tom Cruise now lays out her clothes for her every morning while she devises new mommy-daughter matching haircuts. Either way, her creepy, whirlwind, couch-jumping love affair with the dark prince of Scientology has yielded some amazingly graceful and urbane fashion choices.
I'm not sure about aliens, whether Suri is the spawn of L. Ron Hubbard's frozen sperm, or whether the vacant stare of Kate reveals a complete loss of free will…but the girl looks good!
At the beginning of their, uh, relationship, Katie was still a jeans and t-shirt girl. Granted, she was matching Tom, but her leather jacket, black tee, and jeans combo is a laid-back, easy-wear fashion. You can easily steal the style with Mike & Chris' Bryant Lambskin Hoodie ($902). Or for a more budget-oriented option, try this Coffee Shop Lambskin Motocross Jacket ($188).
Katie and Sienna both rocked this Burberry Prorsum dress. Still girlishly feminine, the embellishment and block color add a bit of Factory Girl to the look. (A role that Kate was rumored to have turned down, in favor of Mad Money. Oops.) You can get a similar look with Alice & Olivia's beaded babydoll ($485).
Nina Garcia says that a classic trench is a "must have" for any chic wardrobe. And Holmes proves that the sophisticated piece is a truly fashionable topper. However, the dress-like quality of Katie's trench makes it a standout. You can grab the look with Gryphon's tie trench (was $590, now $354).