Katie Holmes Puts a Blueberry Twist on the Mary Janes Trend

She's branching out from her usual loafers and sneakers.

Katie Holmes walks around Manhattan wearing a cuddly sweater and the Mary Jane trend in a pair by Vibi Venezia
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In Katie Holmes's street style, outfit formulas are a head-to-toe commitment. On top, she gravitates toward business casual separates and touches of double denim; on her feet, she slips into Gucci loafers or one of several It-sneakers. She showed her affinity for easy outfits again over the weekend, but this time, she traded her typical footwear for a fresh spring shoe trend.

On Sunday, April 21, Holmes walked around Manhattan in a new-to-her shoe trend: Mary Janes, coated in a blueberry-tone velvet. She let her unexpected shoe choice shine with an understated outfit, featuring a teddy-texture crewneck sweater and straight-leg jeans. (Holmes's stylist, Brie Welch, might have been behind the off-duty look.)

Katie Holmes walks around New York City wearing a cuddly sweater and velvet Mary Jane shoes

Katie Holmes spent Sunday, April 21, in a casual jeans-and-sweater outfit punctuated by blueberry Mary Janes.

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Holmes went for all-out luxury with one piece. She swapped her reliable Mansur Gavriel tote bag for a Saint Laurent hobo bag with an extra-large logo detail on the side. (Has she been studying Jennifer Lopez's high-low accessory formula, where any casual outfit goes with a handbag boasting a four- or five-digit price tag?)

Mary Janes have been all over luxury fashion and street style for the past several seasons, with designers from Miu Miu to Chanel releasing cap-toed and embellished takes in back-to-back runway collections. There's also a rise in footwear brands releasing candy-toned Mary Janes like Holmes's Vibi Venezia pair, including insider-favorite Le Monde Beryl and French label Flabelus.

Now that Holmes has found a version to incorporate into her spring outfit formula, street style watchers will likely see them again soon. The Dawson's Creek star isn't shy about re-wearing pieces she loves after she finds them. Take her favorite black Gucci loafers, which she wore twice in the last week (perhaps to coordinate with Taylor Swift, who wore them in her "Fortnight" music video on Friday). First she styled them with a camel trench coat and straight leg jeans; next, she brought them back out with a black coat and Isabel Marant printed denim.

Katie Holmes in New York City wearing Gucci loafers in New York City

Over the weekend, Katie Holmes channeled the Tortured Poets Department dress code with a black trench coat, black bag, and her trusty Gucci loafers.

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Holmes is also a noted fan of It-sneakers, starting with the Adidas Samba. She wears her black-and-white striped pair almost weekly—often with her reliable camel outerwear. She's also dabbled with hyped-up collaborations and chunky sneakers in the form of Nike's recent team-up with Bode.

Katie Holmes walking in manhattan wearing a camel coat and Adidas Sambas

When Holmes isn't wearing her loafers, she's lacing up in trending sneakers like the Adidas Samba.

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Holmes has never been shy about copy and pasting pieces from outfit to outfit. Just watch: Her first taste of the Mary Janes trend is going to up a parade of outfits finished with her pair.

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.