Of all the vox pop TikToks I have watched – where an overly-enthusiastic American will accost someone on the street and ask them a series of intimate questions – cowboy boots are at the top of the list when it comes to the fashion trends people want to “leave behind in 2023”. Which is interesting, because the trend I would most like to leave behind would be TikTok’s vox pop journalists.
On the basis of her latest outfit, I would assume that Katie Holmes has been liberated from the For You Page’s fashion commentators and their grating – sorry, singsong – vocal affectations. That is because she wore a pair of patent cowboy boots while schlepping around Manhattan, with a double-breasted camel coat from The Frankie Shop and a pair of ever-so-slightly distressed jeans.
Much like the cowboy boot itself – a symbol of hard-working Americana – Katie Holmes is the celebscape’s foremost everywoman, often dressing in nothing more outrageous than an oversized shirt, boyfriend jeans and Adidas Sambas. (Apart from when she wears capes and fedoras, that is). See also: her just-showered hair. She is just like you! Time-poor and in a rush, but rich and famous.