Katie Holmes Pulls Off Three Effortless Outfit Changes in a Single Day

Her first outfit turns an affordable maxi dress into a jacket.

Katie holmes in downtown new york city wearing a longline coat and pink pants
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With Katie Holmes's A.P.C. collection launching online on Thursday, June 6, fashion insiders expected to see the Dawson's Creek alum modeling her designs on the streets of Manhattan in the lead-up. On the eve of her capsule's release, Holmes decided to take street style observers by surprise, serving three effortless outfit changes in a single day—and not only including the pieces she created.

One day after showing her summer wardrobe's versatility in white wide-leg jeans (for travel) and a butter yellow silk slip dress (for a city dinner), Holmes shared three glimpses at her approach to summer work outfits. She first hit the streets of SoHo in a twist on the corporate black blazer, taking the form of a lightweight Banana Republic maxi dress styled like an unbuttoned longline coat. (Chic!)

Underneath, she turned to a white scoop-neck T-shirt and a pair of trousers, also by Banana Republic, that were such a pale pink, they almost appeared white. Her accessories continued the neutral-with-a-twist color story with a slouchy clutch by Totême and double-buckle Mary Janes. So far, no sign of her collaboration.

Katie Holmes wears a white tank top pink pants and black coat in new york city

Katie Holmes started her afternoon in pastel pink pants, a black longline coat, and double-buckled Mary Janes.

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Later in the day, Holmes stopped by A.P.C.'s New York City offices to discuss her return to the world of design. (The last time she worked on a fashion label was in the mid-2000s, with her since-shuttered project Holmes & Yang.) She and stylist Brie Welch decided the moment was right for—what else?—the collection Holmes worked on with A.P.C. artistic director Judith Touitou.

Holmes, ever the relatable downtown mom, walked over to the event in a striped jacket and slouchy jeans from the collection. Once she walked inside, she belted the casual outerwear around her waist to reveal a silk tank top from the A.P.C. collab underneath. Holmes also carried the same bag from before and wore a pair of black ballet flats.

Katie Holmes walks in New York City wearing pieces she designed

To attend a conversation about her A.P.C. collaboration, available now, Holmes wore a jacket, jeans, and silk tank top she designed.

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Holmes saved her most laid-back look for last. Leaving a building in lower Manhattan, Holmes had changed yet again, back into her white Banana Republic tank top. This time, she paired them with barrel-leg khaki pants, also from Banana Republic. She also slipped into another pair of Mary Janes. (This time, they appear to be Tory Burch's metallic pair with a square, pointe-shoe-inspired toe.)

It was an outfit for laying low and it only consisted of three outfit staples. But that's Holmes's street style magic: Even when she's in a basic white tank top, she manages to make it look aspirational.

Katie Holmes in a white tank top and khaki pants

Last but not least, Katie Holmes was photographed in her most relaxed outfit: a white tank top and pleated khaki pants.

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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.