Katie Holmes's Entire Outfit Is a Middle Finger to This Decade
When everything about the present is decidedly awful, it may be time to go retro. At least, that seemed to be Katie Holmes's strategy when she got dressed for grocery shopping yesterday. On one of her first public outings back in New York since sheltering through the brunt of the pandemic, Holmes opted for a head-to-toe look that could have been lifted straight from a 1969 issue of LIFE magazine.
Her colorful, striped peasant top and wide-leg Reformation jeans look, rounded out with a brown leather hobo bag, Prada sunglasses, and clogs, served hippie-boho realness and bit its thumb at 2020. Of course, her stylized tribute to the late '60s/early '70s isn't wholly out of left field. Fashion has been borrowing from the bygone era on and off since the '90s, and right now may be a more fitting time to revisit that history than any other.
Hippie apparel and the civil rights era are intrinsically intertwined, and with the current political state growing into the biggest civil rights moment of many people's lifetimes, the throwback style seems eerily relevant once more. A reminder that time — like the pattern of Holmes's balloon-sleeve top or the openings of her bell-bottom jeans — is a flat circle.
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