Katie Holmes Toughens Up Her Wardrobe Staples With a Moto Jacket

She's gearing up for a biker girl spring.

Katie Holmes walking Manhattan's Soho neighborhood wearing a leather moto jacket with her wardrobe staples
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Days after taking spring's barn jacket trend for a spin, Katie Holmes is already test-driving another new layer. But make no mistake: She isn't leaving her beloved wardrobe staples behind.

Holmes turned the Manhattan sidewalk into a one-woman fashion show on Sunday, May 12, wearing a toughened-up version of her denim outfit formula. Her wide-leg jeans, Mansur Gavriel black tote bag, and Gucci loafers were familiar to anyone keeping close tabs on Holmes's personal style. Her oversize leather jacket with zipper-detail sleeves and an exaggerated collar was entirely new.

So far, neither stylist Brie Welch nor devoted Holmes fans have shared exact credits for the tough outer layer. Given Holmes's flair for high-low dressing, it's as likely to come from a designer like Isabel Marant as it is to have affordable Mango or Banana Republic tags. (This post will be updated when credits are confirmed.)

Katie Holmes walking in SoHo in Manhattan wearing a leather biker jacket with jeans, gucci loafers, and a mansur gavriel bag

Katie Holmes's latest outfit combines all of her usual wardrobe staples—a Mansur Gavriel tote, wide-leg jeans, and Gucci loafers—with the addition of a leather moto jacket.

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Mansur Gavriel's "everyday" tote may as well have gotten its name from Holmes. The Dawson's Creek actress carries the oversize leather bag constantly, whether she's dressed down in jeans or trying a slip dress and Mary Janes.

The same goes for her beloved Gucci loafers. Hardly a week goes by without Holmes finding new ways to style her often-worn pair. (She even owns them in two colors.)

It's the jacket fit for a cross-country motorcycle brigade that's a left-turn for Holmes. This spring, she's mostly opted for longline trench coats, oversize quilted jackets, and suede bombers—pieces that lean more '90s minimalist than biker grunge. But she's not far off from the rest of Hollywood: Celebrities from Hailey Bieber to Rosalía lean on extra-oversize leather jackets for an edgy finishing touch on their street style.

Take it as a sign to get on board with a biker girl spring agenda, and shop jackets similar to Holmes's below.

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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.