A quick fashion post to start your week. No doubt you are all running about shopping, and ticking off the holiday list. While you’re out there shopping you might keep an eye out for a special piece to add to your own wardrobe. ( So hard not to shop for yourself when you are out in the fray!)
Again Katie Holmes has the cool item of the moment and this week it was a Teddy Bear coat from Max Mara. Maybe it’s just me, but she makes things look good and I find myself wanting whatever she pulls together, shoes included.
Katie’s coat is in the three thousand dollar range, and if you aren’t a film star and have three grand to spend on a stuffed animal coat, there are options. Admittedly Max Mara is an amazing Italian company. I had one of their coats from the lower line, Max & Co. and it was one if the nicest I’ve ever had. (I Kondo’d it regrettably in a mad clean-out.) Here’s a few good fill-ins for a more affordable price if you want to emulate this casual chic winter look of hers.
The actual coat she has $3690 at Nordstrom. It’s quite oversized, but if you want to wear in in colder climes, and with a suit under it as she has, that may work. This coat would be a bit much for California, unless you have a Tahoe house..
BB Dakota offers a close dupe with similar material and the oversized look. It’s 40% off now at Nordy’s for $100.
I have it on good authority that this Anthro Elsa Faux Fur is gorgeous in person and the texture and feel is very luxe. An equally fun look.
This version from Woven Hearts looks as soft and is $105 plus free shipping. A little more palatable on something that may be a bit trendy, but hopefully worn for a few years at least. I like the length of this one.
This version by Mural is more boucle and nubby and for $99 is more streamlined. Sizes are limited, but it’s a cute option.
Here is a more plush option from Avec Les Filles for $199.
This Halogen version is a different kind of faux, but equally as fun for $199.
Her other stylish notes..
The Akris Tote, which is pricey, but I love the versatile triangle closure and option to be an open tote.
The sneakers are Common Projects found here at Nordstrom. Another more affordable and similar option here.
If you want to get more insights into Katie’s look and some terrific wardrobe and styling tips you can follow her stylist, Allison Bornstein on Instagram. Love her stories especially which are so helpful in choosing the best white Ts, boots, gold hoops, etc. to add to your wardrobe, classics to buy and shopping your closet!! I may have a chance to interview her someday as someone I know, knows her! We will see.. I would love to get insight into more of her style secrets.
UPDATE: Per Vintage Contessa’s prompting, below in comments, I think we should do a little round up of everyone’s oversized coats or other Katie Holmes inspired style. Please tag #thekatielook yourself in a photo on Instagram. I will share the looks on Instagram stories or the blog depending on how many we can get! I am excited to see what you all wear!
Have a great day everyone.
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What a great coat. I have a faux leopard and mink and if I add another faux fur, I think I will be redefining who I am as a person somehow. But I love it on her and if I hadn’t the others, I think I might buy one of the cheaper ones. Xx
Jen, I do think faux is looking luxurious and the choice of modern glam gals. To me that is the only choice I’d make, unless I perhaps had a vintage family fur or something.. But I do live in California and I know Canadians have a long history with fur coats.
LA CONTESSA says
BUT we seldom wear coats like this in CALIFORNIA!The coats I do have like this are PERRY ELLIS and I. MAGNIN so am I dating myself??They would be right up there in FASHION today so it does PAY TO BUY THE MORE EXPENSIVE!THese coats I mention have got to be at least 40 years old!!!!!!I think the long CAMEL ONE BUTTON COAT from PERRY ELLIS was $300.00 which was a fortune back then!!!
I will try and pull it out this week and give you THE KATIE LOOK!HOWEVER, WARNING I DO NOT DO TENNIS SHOES ANYMORE!DOn’t know WHY just do not wear them nor own any!!!!!Somethings just slip away as you CREEP to the ripe AGE of 60!!!
Elizabeth, I know of this coat size that you speak of. I myself had a huge oversized military inspired coat from I. Magnin back in the 80s..gold buttons, large shoulders and epaulets, etc.. It was full length and even as a shrimpy person I LOVED it. Sadly gave it away a few years back.. Would have needed to be reworked as the shoulders were ginormous.I think with your height, these coats are so good on you..the perfect model! Please post a pic with your oversized coat!! Maybe we can start a little hashtag with #thekatielook and I can repost on another blog or stories!! I would love it. xx P.S. Someday, in another life I’m going to collect vintage Perry Ellis, his things were beautiful.
Sandra Sallin - Apart From My Art says
Such great looks. I just can’t see them in Los Angeles. I mean on a cold day, 65 degrees, maybe a sweater thrown over your shoulders. It must doesn’t get cold enough. I have a fabulous faux vintage leopard coat, not cold enough to wear it. But love the looks. I find that on a cold day if I just wear a silk and cashmere scarf around my neck, I’m warm enough. Well, there goes the coat market.I remember going to Washing DC a few years ago where it was in the minus degrees. I did wear a puffer coat. It was too cold for much style. I really needed warmth! But in LA, it’s jean, tights, t-shirt, or if you’re really cold a long sleeved t-shirt and something around your neck.
Sandra, I know what you mean. The big Teddy Coat from Maxmara is huge. I was up in Palo Alto with friends and we tried it on. So cute, but definitely might kill a Californian. LOL! I agree I take a scarf with me on cooler days, just to be sure. Always need those layers here!! LA I think you are right jeans, t-shirt and a scarf! Love that. xo