If you were to ask me which celebrity’s street style reigns supreme for fall, my immediate answer would be Katie Holmes. Her autumnal outfits, featuring tried-and-true basics like straight-leg jeans, oversized wool coats, and versatile footwear, place her squarely in the best-dressed box. Speaking of her choices for the latter category, Holmes’ fall shoe collection is what I aspire to have in my own wardrobe. You see, she has all the classics covered, be it a pair of black knee-high boots or comfortable sneakers to take you all around town.
Make no mistake, though, Holmes’ seasonal staples are anything but boring. That’s because she knows how to dress up simpler items by way of shoes with unique details. She’ll update the look of a black tall boot by going for a slouchier fit and instead of buying a typical white sneaker, she’ll rock ones with colorful accents. Holmes also gravitates towards metallic pumps (versus a black or beige alternative) for that added bit of sparkle in her outfits. Basically, the actor will inspire you to revamp your entire fall footwear collection, as she’s done for me.
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As a Big Apple resident, Holmes is naturally a fan of the city’s walking culture, and needs the right shoes for a stroll. She loves to wear ballet flats for wandering around the Manhattan — her favorite brands include Chloé and Yuni Buffa — as they’re comfier than heels and fit right in with her low-key aesthetic.
When Holmes wants to add a chunkier, masculine-inspired footwear into her polished outfits, she’ll go with this menswear-inspired design. See her above wearing a lace-up style from Chloé with a fringe dress and blazer to the label’s fashion show in September 2022.
Once cooler weather comes around, Holmes knows that silver shoes are a winning way to go (we’re already seeing them pop up in every retailer). She has a cute pointed-toe pair, which she wore with her tailored staples earlier this year. Take it from the actor and director, this light-reflecting style will add a bit of sheen to your everyday outfits.
You can never go wrong with a classic black loafer and Holmes loves her pair from Gucci. And although the design can read stodgy, there are plenty of cool, downtown ways to style them. Rock yours à la the star with laid-back staples like a quilted jacket, billowy linen pants, and a chambray shirt.
Like ballet flats or loafers, sneakers also play a supporting role in the star’s NYC wardrobe. They’re arguably one of the comfiest options for commuting around in, so Holmes often sports her Chloé Namas, VIVAIA, or New Balance kicks around town.
No fall shoe is more classic than a pair of knee-high boots. Instead of opting for a sleek leather style though, consider a pair with a slouchy, ripple design. This minor detail gives your overall outfit more dimension.