Katie Holmes Elle Canada Feb 2015 Cover

We love super creative magazine covers with the most spectacular couture dresses and lavish sets. They’re like the adult version of fairy tales and we are perfectly happy to stare at them and dream all day long. As much as we love the drama and fantasy, it is also nice to see a magazine cover with a look that we can actually wear on it. Katie Holmes appears on ELLE Canada in a striped ensemble and it is something we could definitely wear–or at least the affordable, non-designer version of it.

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On the February 2015 cover, Katie is wearing a chic monochrome black-and-white striped look from Altuzarra. You would think that a striped blouse paired with white pants with stripes on the front would be the female equivalent of a Bettlejuice costume, but surprisingly it doesn’t look Halloween-y at all. And Katie doesn’t look like a jailbird either. She looks like she is about to have an alfresco lunch before going on her luxury sailboat.

If you’re tempted to try the look, try wearing two slightly different striped prints, like Katy does here. The subtle contrast makes the outfit look less like a uniform, and earns you a few extra style blogger points. If you really love the head-toe-look, copy Katie’s easy-to-wear tousled hair and minimal makeup. Just remember, if you’re going to wear a similar pair of white striped pants to avoid the red wine. Stains definitely won’t improve the look.

(Photo: Instagram/ElleCanada)