Katie Holmes in New York

Posted on November 02, 2012

No, no, no, no, Katie Holmes. This simply will not do AT ALL.


Katie Holmes grabs a cup of coffee in New York City.

She clearly has no gays in her life (anymore). Because if she did, they would have told her that she’s in a step-it-up period of her life and since everyone’s staring at her and wondering about her, now would be the time to put on the thousand-dollar sunglasses and walk the streets with head held high and attitude shooting off in every direction.

This mousey thing you’re doing just doesn’t work for us, dear. Tap into your inner bitch.

Also, your outfit is weird.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • msdamselfly

    I think she looks great– like a real human being 

    • geans

      I think so, too. 

      • I love it.  Very preppy, teenager-in-the-90’s.  There was just a hurricane, be warm and comfy.

    •  I think she looks great too.

      • june1920

        Ditto. I love how snuggly that sweater looks, and those jeans look deliciously worn-in and comfy. I think the sly smile is an “I’m so cosy right now and I don’t give a sh*t what anyone thinks” smile.

    • NC_Meg

       I thought it was kind of brilliant for that reason. If she walked past me on the street looking like this, I wouldn’t think anything of it. I think she’s probably going for anonymity.

    • Mary_Shelley

      I so agree with you. This is actually one of the few times I’ve looked at her and thought – oh, what a beautiful woman. 

    • right.  she doesn’t look like the cult robot wife anymore.

    • Pannyx

      I’m in complete agreement.

    • maggiemaybe

      Yeah, I think she looks kind of adorable.

    • yulaffin

       She looks happy.

    • I love this, but I think the jeans should be a skosh shorter, just for safety reasons.  J’adore the sweater!

      • librarygrrl64

        Safety and hygiene. I wouldn’t want to touch anything that has been dragging along the streets of New York all day. 😉

    • librarygrrl64

      Other than the jeans being a bit too long, I agree. 

    • TieDye64

      Except her jeans are melting into the sidewalk.

    • berkeleygirl

      Ditto – this is the first perfect I’ve seen in which she resembles the pre-Cruise Katie Holmes.  Am I crazy, but has she gained a little weight?  Her face looks radiant, less gaunt.  Love it!!!

  • teensmom99

    This is the outfit of a civilian who is cold as the weather changes in NYC. Definitely favorite comfort clothes when you roll out of bed to take your daughter to school. It looks like what I drive carpool in–and then I go home and change.  Not at all attractive but kind of sweet that she is trying to be a normal again.

    • I wore this exact thing with a purple sweater when I rolled out of bed yesterday to go to class, right down to the too-long jeans where the back are being destroyed as I walk on them.  My morning teacher does not get to see my most glamorous self, and I blame the poor heating in a very old building.

  • Judy_S

    I think she’s adorable, and real, and trying not to be the ex-Mrs. Tom The Nut.

  • G

    I believe this was taken the morning after Sandy hit.  All is forgiven.

    • kschwarting

      Also, if she was heading to rehearsal for the play she’s working on, some of those Broadway houses are cold and barnlike.  She’s probably settling in for a long day in which she might as well be comfortable.

  • It’s a question of balance – you can wear slouchy jeans with a fitted top, or an oversized jumper with skinny jeans, but slouchy jeans and massive jumper together looks frumpy and wrong. 

    • BazoDee

      Agreed -some skinny jeans and cute booties a la Jennifer Garner yesterday would have done the trick. But seriously post Sandy – I’m going to let it slide! 

  • AlinaValero

    (anymore) LOL

  • I like it, just hem or roll up the pant cuffs. She can be a normal person, pooping like the rest of us, no problem.

  • Mike Owens

    Best line (ever): “She clearly has no gays in her life (anymore).”

    • Elizabetta1022

      Oh my god. I just got that. It is to LOL!

    •  I’ve missed that sly dig!

    • Clueless_Jock

      Her ex was gay??

  • nannypoo

    Weirder than her outfit is that vague smile she’s aiming at the pavement. Stoned? Got a little secret? Amused by puddling pants? Tell us Katie! We’re all wondering!

    •  Maybe she just saw that the Killer Crane was about to fall on the Pap’s head and didn’t want to tip him off.

    • The last thing her gays said to her before Sandy hit was “On October 19 T.Lo featured you looking sour. Don’t do that again” so she is approaching the world with a winsome smile.

    • Ali

       I’m guessing the papparazzo said something amusing and she couldn’t help herself, although she didn’t want to give him a full on grin.

  • Anathema_Device

    Some straight-leg or skinny jeans and a pair of booties, and she’d be in business.

    (anymore) just about slayed me, T Lo!

  • RedAgain

    Well, Chelsea (and thus her gays) has no power or cell service.  Poor thing probably had to flee and borrow clothes, from a non-stylish, average sized woman by the look of that jumper.

  • elleg929

    At least she looks happy.

    • CozyCat

      And being happy is the best revenge….

  • Cesar Negrete

    Why is she looking down at the ground and smiling? What is going on down there???

  • But she’s smiling!  That’s awesome.

  • I would love that sweater, actually.

  • she looks adorable and happy. love it! 

  • Janet B

    She could have ditched the jeans, and worn tights with boots.

  • YolandaHawkins

    I like the sweater and I LOVE that purse.  Yes, it is a meh look, but not everyday is a runway for Suri’s mom. 

  • Kyle Crawford

    ummmm… coldish grey day in NYC – jeans and a sweater – she looks great – human and happy. 

  • In_Stitches

     Maybe she’s trying to tie into the Joey Potter era when everyone still loved her.  This has a 90’s young girl vibe. 

  • Ann Erickson

    Those pants remind me of my sloppy tom-boy high school self. I made poor choices then.

  • She looks fine to me….

  • TigerLaverada

    I think she looks pretty put together right now considering where she lives. I like the sweater. 

  • mjude

    i kinda like her look

  • mhleta

    The draggy pants turned me against it. Otherwise, tolerable for civilian wear.

  • Judy_J

    Call me crazy, but I like that sweater she’s wearing.  But those baggy jeans have got to go.

  • At least she has electricity and she looks clean – running water, I hope.

    Let’s give her a break this week.

    • alyce1213

      If she lives in Chelsea, she had no power or water, unless she booked a hotel room above 39th St.

  • I hate seeing looks like this reviewed.  She’s taking a walk and scored a Venti Starbucks, it’s not a red carpet or an editorial fashion spread in Vogue.  This is exactly how you should look when you don’t want to stand out in a crowd.

    •  “I hate seeing looks like this reviewed.”

      Then skip over them.

      •  Really TLo, I’ve been a supporter of your site for a lot of years and I honestly don’t think the snark is called for.

        • It’s not snark; it’s common sense. Don’t read the things you don’t want to read.

          • Just to clarify, I have you in my facebook feed and if I see a post from you guys I usually click on it because I’m interested in your site.  I don’t tend to scrutinize the post in advance of checking it out. I never said you shouldn’t do a post like this since It’s your site and you should write about whatever you want.  You guys get a lot of comments and you could easily ignore mine and that also seems like common sense.  But since it offends you so, I’m going to edit out the line you take issue with.

          • Again; this is neither snark nor offense on our parts; it’s common sense. A post entitled “Katie Holmes in NY” with an accompanying picture of her on the street should make it fairly clear what kind of post it is.

          • If you guys don’t want me to mindlessly click on your posts you should cease to be so witty and entertaining!

            Anyway, I’m going to heed the wisdom of alcoholics and let go and let God…peace out, y’all.

  • Jessi03

    Awww, I think she looks cute and comfy!  Bag isn’t my fave, but that’s mostly just how she’s carrying it.  Pants are possibly too long, but it works in a 90s kind of way.  And look!  She’s smiling!

  • It may be that time of the month.  Some women can’t bother some time.  I feel the woe. 

  • Jecca2244

    She looks happy! I ran into her at Bouchon Bakery in NYC. Literally. She is taller than you would think.

  • Anabag

    She looks comfortable and happy.  I’d wear that sweater.

  • lizlemonglasses

    “90s jeans… oh 90s jeans… you make me happ-Y… when skies are gray… you’ll never know, Jeans… how much I love you… I’m so glad I didn’t let Tom throw you away!”

  • I’m all for comfy post-hurricane, dropping your daughter off at school clothes but she can afford cuter, less ’90s jeans and a cuter purse and look more stylish with no more effort.

  • ojosazules

    She has a show opening on Broadway, she doesn’t give a shit whether people like her big sweater. 

  • I could have dealt with the sweater and the bag, but the jeans. I don’t abide by my daughter wearing jeans like that never mind millionaires. It looks ridiculous to have your pants dragging on the ground. A pair of skinny jean, some nice Lanvin booties (I’m sure if you ask they will send you some) and yes, the sunglasses. Woulda, shoulda, coulda.

  • BazoDee

    The only thing I don’t like is the cut of the jeans – that sweater needed some skinnies and some booties. 

  • It’s a cute casual outfit — but the proportions are slightly off + those jeans have swallowed her feet!  A sweater that tunic-y should have been paired with a more form-fitting jean.

  • Elizabetta1022

    The thing that strikes me most about this photo is how happy she looks, like she’s finally exhaled (after being let out of her tightly corseted/controlled life) and found some peace. She doesn’t look trapped or scared anymore–she just looks like herself. 

    •  I also like how she is looking down (not glancing for the photographers that are obviously *THERE*), she looks so….human and relaxed- and god knows she could use a good exhale in life. Its one of those rare shots of a celeb that looks truly human, and you can see that charm in her. (and a venti on a cold day with a comfy sweater…a tiny slice of heaven perhaps?)

  • LauraWL

    Is it me or is that sweater actually a dress… If so, that’s a cute dress! I would totally wear that with some thick black tights and boots! Otherwise, sweater dress over jeans? Yeck. 

  • You’d think the uber-wealthy could afford to banish all the ugly from their closets, but here we are.

  • Dot

    Is she wearing Jncos?

  • Teri Brinson

    I get your point T-Lo, but can’t a girl just grab some coffee in jeans once in a while?

  • Sally3000

    I think she looks adorable. Pants are just a teensy bit too long. 

  • DeGuz

    i love this. it looks like the Katie of old- the cute, slightly quirky Katie. Good to have you back, girl!

  • Her outfit gives me an Amish/Mennonite vibe…

  • Anymore – ha.

  • I….That’s a sweaterdress that she wore over a button down and baggy jeans…That’s terrible. All I wear is sweater dresses during the fall/winter and if by chance it’s too short, I wear LEGGINGS not a whole separate outfit underneath.

  • Pam Ridgely

    I really like this outfit.  She looks normal, comfortable and happy.

  • MilaXX

    I like that sweater, but I wish she had paired it with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans.

  • mmc2315

    That sweater begs for skinny jeans and a kick ass pair of boots.  

    The thought bubble over her head is saying, “Aw, shit.  Left my sunglasses at home.  I kind of want to throw this coffee at the photographer, but I know I shouldn’t.”

  • AuntieAnonny

    Is that a fannypack?

    • It looks more like a soft lunch cooler to me because of the boxy shape of the bag and obvious zipper.

  • Susan Collier

    Maybe she doesn’t have electricity?

  • momogus

    I think she looks PERFECT….until you get to her ankles. Big sweater needs closer-fitting jeans. Plus they’re ridiculously too long. But otherwise, the sweater, the shirt, the bag, the casual hair – look perfect for a stroll around the city.

  • why didn’t she pair it with skinny jeans?! sigh..

  • The hair isn’t doing much and the jeans need to be hemmed, but other than that, she looks cute.

  • pookiesmom

    I’m indifferent to her outfit (it’s not good, but she is SO not trying here that it’s hard for me to criticize her), but am I the only one who feels like she’s looking an imaginary talking woodland creature, Disney-style? 

  • I love the outfit, the jeans are a bit too long but that’s a really pretty sweater.

  • Emily Scott

    Funny, I looked at these photos and thought, “I love these and I so want that outfit! She looks so comfy and still stylish!” Except that her jeans are a bit too long, and I don’t understand how a woman so tall can have jeans that drag on the ground.

  • siriuslover

    there must be something really interesting about that sidewalk!  At least she’s smiling, which is nice. I’d like that sweater more if it weren’t in that workhouse grey. A brighter color would’ve made it more interesting. Like a nice fall yellow or orange or something.

  • Chaiaiai

    no.  just no.  this bitch needs a jean-ervention.  that outfit would be okay if paired with cute skinny ankle jeans and flats.  but as is?  she just looks like a slob.

  • I’m fine with the sweater but the jeans wrong in so many ways. 

  • My grandma would approve of that sweater, because it keeps your butt warm. 

  • Tatiana Luján

    long upper clohes souldn’t be paired with wide-legged ones.

  • Maybe she’s a normal, nice person who wants to be normal and nice.

  • PrunellaV

    This is what she looked like BC (Before Cruise). We’ll see her in plenty more 1000-watt looks, but I think it’s nice that she’s relaxing into being herself again.

  • SapphoPoet

    I love her outfit–it looks like normal clothes any of us would wear. Love the red purse against the grey sweater. Really pretty. 

    I do want to know why she’s smiling at the sidewalk, though. That’s a little worrisome. 

    • l_c_ann

      She’s looking down and smiling because she knows that she doesn’t have to see the back crown of Tom’s head ever again when she looks down.

  • paintedfish

    Sorry, I love that sweater. I know you boys hate dresses over pants, but I want that sweater.

  • sashaychante

    I think she looks like a real person.  Perhaps this is a rebellious, post-Tom period.  Simple and as normal as possible.

    • l_c_ann


  • fringebenefit

    Hey, I think she looks adorable. 

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Depression Walking.

    • alyce1213

      She doesn’t look at all depressed.

  • I think that’s the gentlest, most genuine looking smile I’ve ever seen on her face – like the space inside her head is finally full of happy thoughts and she’s having a private moment enjoying them. I can’t fault someone for being happy. Good for you, girl. 

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    She looks so happy, though! And cozy. It’s just so nice to see her with a genuine smile. 

  • I thought it was maggie gyllenhaal

  • crash1212

    I think she looks cute and comfy and I would stab somebody for that sweater tunic/dress thingy! I applaud her for NOT going the tits and ass way of so many of the newly divorced. You keep being you…with your sly little smile Katie!

  • Trisha26

    “(anymore)” – oh TLo! (Why does everyone “grab a coffee” or “grab lunch”? It sounds so…brutal.)

  • Contralto

    She does look happy and relaxed. In fact, she looks as though she spent the previous evening very, very relaxed, if you know what I mean and I think you do. Much more annoying for her envelope-sleeper of an ex-husband. Good for her.

    • FloridaLlamaLover

      Envelope-sleeper.  Ok, so I’m not hip, I had to google it…then I lol’d.

  • I love the way she looks here. She looks cute and comfortable. Good for her. (and I actually wish I had that sweater. It looks cozy!)

  • briecee

    I am a much better knitter than a fashionista, and I strongly object to this sweater.  Who the hell sews vertical bust darts in knitwear?  Drop shoulders?  Side slits that let the stockinette curl in?  Come ON.  This is clearly a Goodwill reject.

  • snarkykitten

    idk, strolling the streets of NY a few days after a devastating looking like she’s staged & waiting for the paparazzi seems a little…tacky. So I kind of like this dressed down, almost-normal-person-it’s-cold-but-I’m-comfy look.

  • I completely love her outfit, and I think she looks comfortable and put together… only thing bothering me is the overly long pants legs…

  • guest2visits

    This is the first time I’ve seen her look so good, so pretty, so natural and unpretentious.
    I love everything about this look; it suits her beautifully.

  • cleverlady

    Hello!!!! there was a Super storm in NYC…. besides,  I’m always happy to see “stars” out just doing their/our normal routine w/o being dressed to the nines.  You go, girl…. don’t have to be on show every minute…. don’t listen to TLo… everytime!

  • Maybe she wanted to just be Katie for a while and not worry about who was looking at her? I think she blends in enough that she might be able to go out and not be bothered, and for a star that’s probably a nice thing every once in a while.

  • CPK1

    this is tragic. She has money and a great figure and a lovely face There is no excuse for looking like this

  • alyce1213

    Oh please, she looks just fine.

  • This is weird–but Diane Kruger was chic?


  • NCDFan

    I think she looks great. Comfy, warm, and happy.

  • I actually like the tunic sweater with the collared shirt and I find the preppy bag totally cute.  However, the floppy mid-wash jeans don’t go.  She needs dark skinny-cut jeans to balance out the heaviness on the top of the outfit.  

  • Honestly, she just looks happy to be herself again.  Give the woman a break, she can look average (or normal) if she wants to.

  • Vainte

    If she was on the red carpet, go her hard. But don’t be harsh on her when she’s caught by paparazzi, It just encourages them.

  • Not her best look, but it was in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and she was on a coffee run. Love that purse, though.

  • thecitysleeps

    I know I’m late but I just have to say I need that sweater in my life like right now, because I need to wear it every day to Uni.  I’d pair it with skinny jeans and flats though.

  • ‘She clearly has no gays in her life (anymore)’


  • ccm800

    she is melting

  • Amy

    It’s goofs like these and her increasingly strong desire to dress like a woman in her 50’s that make me question her popularity as a fashion designer/stylish celeb.

  • MattCooper27

    I think she’s had more than her fair share of being in the spotlight and on constant display. Let her be able to “disappear”, or if not disappear, at least be able to wear what she wants, when she wants at her choosing, not at the preferences of what someone else, gay or straight, wants. She has more than earned it.

  • I love it!  She looks comfy and normal, after years of being, likely, neither.  I would love that sweater.

  • Cousin_Rose

    She looks warm and comfortable and like it’d be nice if people would get the cameras out of her face but she isn’t going to get upset about it. Like

  • FashionShowAtLunch


  • WERQ

  • Why are her pants so long?! And WHY is she smiling so smugly to herself while staring at the sidewalk!!?

  • margaret meyers

    I like this look — maybe with a skinny jean instead of draggy bell bottoms.

    And I am visiting Suri’s Burn Book every day.  It makes me laugh!

  • FloridaLlamaLover

    Eh, she looks comfy and happy and like she’s enjoying her coffee.  She just dumped the lead singer of Tom Cruise’s Left Nipple and needs some relaxation time.

  • UptownNippy

    I like that she is smirking to herself, must be thinking of something…..fun……kind of like a morning after the night before look

  • Cathy S

    I want that sweater. I think she looks great, but her pants are too long. You go, Katie.

  • Very cute and snuggly. So much so it makes me think she is pondering some really great sex from the night before with her new lover. If she has one.

  • gg80302

    Definitely a little frumpy, but I think she is just so happy to be comfortable she is wallowing in it. Good for her.  Musta sucked wind to always be picture perfect.

  • HobbitGirl

    But she’s SMILING! Smiling to herself! I like this happy Katie.

  • I think it’s a little school marm on top and just dropped acid on the bottom.  Nope.  It’s not working for me.

  • i want that sweater and i want to live in it every day all autumn and winter.  

  • Samuel Donovan

    I also kinda like this–would have been better w/ skinny jeans though, to offset the proportion of the top.

  • Rebecca Horne

    “This mousey thing you’re doing just doesn’t work for us, dear.”

  • ladysugarquill

    That outfit is too cute! And she looks cute in it, I don’t see the problem.

    (Also, I’m so gonna knit myself that sweater)

  • lizziegoneastray

    She looks so darling though! Not to mention super comfortable and happy. I don’t understand how you can look at someone that content-looking and think criticism is the way to go.

  • Sayanee48

    I love these pictures because she seems so freaking happy ! I saved them because that’s just sheer happiness.