On a walk in New York yesterday, Katie teamed her track pants with a sharp blazer in a seemingly mismatched styling combination. But did you know that wearing your loungewear away from your WHF sofa situation is the style set’s secret to always looking styled.
Katie has adopted the fashion pack’s magic formula, dubbed ‘The High-Low Mix’, which sees style insiders wearing something ‘high’ such a smart blazer, evening-appropriate sequins, or an ultra glam dress and mixing it with a ‘low’ item such as a casual hoodie, basic t-shirt or those comfy looking track pants. It also works with a hoodie and pencil skirt or slip dress and comfy cardi.
By throwing together those two elements of seemingly disconnected style you can bring a lot more personality into an outfit. Imagine if Katie had worn a matching sweatshirt with those trackies. Cool, yes. Unexpected? Noooooo. Likewise if her blazer had been teamed with an equally smart skirt or trousers it would be the straightforward option.
Getting more wear out of your lockdown loungewear is one way to hit the 30 wears target of sustainable style.
During the UK’s lockdown Britain spent £40.6billion on ‘dispensable’ buys, such as fashion (according to Barclaycard.) Loungewear and activewear were, unsurprisingly, the biggest-selling categories. But instead of letting those comfy cosies languish on the sofa or worse, end up in landfill now that charity shops are still wary of taking donations, Katie Holmes has shown us a clever solution to make your purchases last longer, making them better for your pocket and the planet.
Also of note is that colour palette that she’s working with. Keeping her whole outfit tonal in chic neutral shades means it looks more considered than if her blazer was pink and her tracksuit bottoms tie-dyed red. A high heel would have made it feel fashion week appropriate but the natural vibe of the look suits the low-top sneakers.
Since stepping out in Khaite’s cult bra-digan combo in Summer 2019, Katie Holmes has been hailed as an instigator of some of fashion’s hottest trends and it’s the unexpected element that keeps her at the top of our ones to watch list. I saw Katie Holmes wearing a blazer and sweatpants, now I’m wearing a blazer and sweatpants.