Unless you spent the last year residing under a rock, you’ve probably witnessed Katie Holmes undergo one of the best fashion glow-ups we’ve seen in a long time. While her style wasn’t terrible before 2019 rolled around, it also wasn’t exactly what we’d call memorable.
But all that’s changed, because Ms. Holmes has officially reached the status of “fashion icon worth stalking for hours on the internet.” And it’s not because she’s suddenly stepping out in head-to-toe Dior Haute Couture looks, but because she’s been breaking almost every fashion rule in the book—and looking fantastic while doing it. Like wearing socks with sandals to a fancy fashion show or rocking an unbuttoned sweater with a matching bra underneath.
See, in eschewing the unspoken edict of capital-F Fashion, Holmes is letting her own personality shine through, turning her rebellious acts into sartorial statements worth talking about. Here are five of Holmes’s best outfits from 2019 that we won’t be forgetting anytime soon.