We all know, and love, and have probably talked too much about, Katie Holmes’s cashmere bra and cardigan. The famous outfit was born in the final weeks of August 2019, an era of non-pandemic freedom. Holmes’s over-the-top Khaite outfit went viral and made her an accidental influencer. While a $520 cashmere bra worn with a $1,540 ribbed sweater felt ridiculous in 2019, it almost strangely feels right at home in 2020.
We’re not necessarily saying a $2,060 cashmere set is what we all needed in 2020, but maybe Holmes was onto something with her take on loungewear as streetwear. Cozy sweats are pretty much all we’ve worn since March. And to those who questioned the value of a cashmere bra, saying it was NSFW, who is laughing now? A cashmere bra feels right at home in our WFH wardrobes, and is easily something we’d all wear to a Zoom happy hour.
Thankfully Reformation, beloved by Kelly Ripa for its sexy dresses, just launched its own take on the famous look for a mere $198 at Nordstrom. Its version, which is $1,860 less than the original, features an organic camel cotton tank and a matching cardigan. To all those who didn’t believe in a cashmere bra, Reformation’s Tillie set is a more practical version. And to all those who firmly (rightfully) believed in the power of a cashmere bra, this set is an affordable way to get a similar look for less. Plus, the tank is cropped, and since it’s made of ribbed cotton it could easily be folded inwards for a more bra-like look.
There’s also the Ruby cardigan and camisole, which is even more affordable at just $98. The set is made of a stretchier ribbed material, which makes it a little more sleek than either the Tille or the OG cashmere bra-cardi moment. It’s also something that’s perfect for layering and can easily be worn as separates.
Reformation also just launched a couple other staples from its fall/winter collection on Nordstrom. There’s the boyfriend cardigan and a cashmere crewneck, if you happen to already own a cashmere or cotton bra you’d want to pair them with (or if you’d just prefer a sweater). Either way, we’re sure Holmes would look on proudly at her influence, and maybe we’ll even see Kelly Ripa pull a look in one of these.
Shop the Katie Holmes-esque look by the Kelly Ripa-loved brand below.
Shop now: $98; nordstrom.com