Celebrity style crushes come and go, but some seem to last forever. In the days of Dawson’s Creek, Joey Potter’s (aka Katie Holmes’s) love for denim never failed to inspire us. Now, 40-year-old Katie has definitely got her fashion mojo back. Not that she ever lost it, but this time it’s extra good.

Of course, A-listers come in and out of the limelight as they, well, get on with their lives, but Katie has well and truly stepped back in. Her resurgence for 2019 was confirmed when she stepped out in one particular outfit—a Theory cashmere bra and Khaite cardigan combo. This may not sound like a thing, but believe us, she made it one and the look instantly went viral. 

All her outfits look like they have been perfectly tailored to her, and while she still hasn’t gotten rid of the pretty frocks, she’s opted for more daring fabrics like leather and form-fitting silhouettes. Creating combinations our autumn/winter wardrobes desire, we can thank Katie for creating the perfect capsule—from cardigans and denim jackets to floral maxi dresses and ankle boots. 

Scroll down to shop our favourite Katie Holmes looks and see the latest ensemble we were blown away by: a rather chic knotted-front trouser suit from Gabriela Hearst.

Style Notes: This elegant tailored trouser suit is from Gabriela Hearst is just the ticket for a moment in the spotlight in NYC.

Style Notes: Another autumnal getup we’d like to steal straight off her back, we’re definitely taking the idea of a checked maxi coat and jeans into the new season.

Style Notes: It’s the outfit that caused a massive talking point. The cashmere bra–and-cardigan combo from Khaite sold out within an hour after this picture went viral on Instagram. You can still get a similar cardigan below.

Style Notes: This purple Marc Jacobs dress is precisely the kind of style we’ve been talking about for weeks now—dark florals are in for autumn, and KH knows it. You can find some more affordable versions at stores like & Other Stories or ASOS.

Style Notes: We’re presuming that Katie’s pleated skirt is from Prada, but this is a trend you can always find at a more affordable price point. It looks particularly elevated with her grey jumper and blush mules.

Style Notes: Just when we’d decided to put our ripped jeans on hold, along came this coolly casual ensemble from Katie. With the silk shirt and mini heels, it has just the right amount of sophistication in the mix.

Style Notes: Proving black is never a dull choice, Katie wows in a Zimmerman asymmetric hem dress and chic blazer. Sleek accessories keep the look elevated. 

Style Notes: Proving fashion month style doesn’t have to be OTT. Katie keeps it paired back with a chunky cable knit cardigan and toughens the look with leather trousers. 

Style Notes: Making florals work through to autumn, Katie styles a long sleeve maxi dress with black ankle boots. So very chic. 

Style Notes: Katie updates a classic Breton dress and denim jacket combo with this season’s key sandal: the heeled flip flop. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

Next up, check out the top autumn/winter 19 trends to try out. 

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