I would never have dreamed of wearing double denim, until I saw Katie Holmes in this chic high-street set

The actress stepped out in New York in a stunning denim waistcoat and wide-leg jeans from Banana Republic

Katie Holmes in double denim
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Double denim is a bold fashion statement, and while it might seem simple, it can easily go wrong. Up to this point I have never considered it as an outfit, mainly because I wouldn't know (or feel confident in) which items to pair successfully. But when Katie Holmes was pictured in New York, the outfit she was wearing was enough to make me reconsider.

Known for her love of fashion, the actress took this year's dark wash denim trend to the next level, pairing a beautiful Italian denim waistcoat and wide-leg trouser jeans set from Banana Republic. She finished off the look with a stack of gold necklaces, skinny gold belt cinching the waist, and square-toed black loafers to create a chic denim spring ensemble. 

While the weather is showing signs of warming up, it's still often a little chilly, so this look is perfect for the season. And while I would never have been confident to even consider denim-on-denim before, this look is one I would happily recreate. 

Shop Katie's double denim look

Any of the above items would be brilliant additions to a spring capsule wardrobe, and the wide-leg jeans would look particularly great with some of the best white trainers

Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie is the editor of woman&home (digital). For seven years previously she was editor of Future’s world-leading design title Creative Bloq, and has written for titles including T3, Coach and Fit&Well on a wide range of lifestyle topics.


After a decade of working in retail, Kerrie went back to education at the ripe old age of 27, graduating with a first-class honours degree in creative writing three years later. Her career in journalism began soon after, when she secured a job as a staff writer at Future Plc. In the 14 years since, she has worked her way up to editor level, gaining a wealth of digital experience along the way.

As a woman&home reader and a senior digital editor, Kerrie’s main purpose is to ensure the brand delivers high-quality, relevant content to help enrich and improve women’s lives – a responsibility she feels hugely passionate about.  

Outside of work, if she manages to find a spare minute around her three young children, geriatric dog and activity-obsessed fiance, you’ll find her either throwing a barbell about at Crossfit, with her head in a good thriller novel or building one of the latest Lego ideas sets.