Her Broadway play, Dead Accounts, may be closing seven weeks early, but the shortened run certainly hasn't dampened Katie Holmes's off-duty styling mojo. And today's latest fare is further proof of her reign as a consistently cool styler of casual wares — right into the New Year. We could easily give all due credit to her gorgeous long, blue, double-breasted Balenciaga coat for making her outfit both Winter-appropriate and classically chic, but where's the fun in that? No, we're also looking to Katie's no-fail skinny jeans, black turtleneck, and black suede ankle boot trifecta for an additional round of "what to wear when it's cold and not look like a blob" inspiration. While it's almost second nature at this point to reach for a darker denim wash, try a lighter iteration for a boyfriend feel without the boyfriend silhouette. Then, layer up on top. Translation: a turtleneck, tee, and coat are all par for the course — as long as each piece fits correctly and is tailored close to the body. The whole look feels put-together without trying too hard, and the best part? You really don't have to try very hard to achieve the same kind of Katie Holmes effect. Shop our editors' picks below to follow suit.
Jan 3 2013