Katie Holmes wears the perfect mom uniform

I love, love, love Katie Holmes' outfit in this shot --

It provides picture-perfect proof that mixing in a few trendy pieces (dark wash flares and an orange bag) with things you already own (a denim shirt, low-heeled neutral shoes and cute scarf) can make you look like the A-lister mom that you are deep inside.

This is a perfect Mom Uniform, particularly for those of you who aren't a fan of dresses and want to spotlight your legs and hide your mummy tummy.

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Need some ideas on where to find the pieces of this outfit that you don't already have in your closet?

Read on for some affordable options!




Lord & TaylorTo get Katie's look, start with a crisp chambray shirt. I like this Ralph Lauren version (Lord & Taylor, $59.50).

PiperlimeAdd a pair of well-fitting flares, like these Black Orchid Trouser Jeans (Piperlime, $136).


GapOr you could opt for these more budget-friendly 1969 Long & Lean Jeans (Gap, $69.50).

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BodenTie a pretty scarf around your neck- I like this ikat print silk scarf (Boden, $58), but you can find a long, printed scarf more cheaply just about anywhere.


eBagsCarry a bright orange bag- This Miquelrius bag (eBags, $24) is a great deal!


DSWI also love this Poppie Jones Essex Shoulder Bag (DSW, $39.95).

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TopShopTop off the look with a pair of luxe-looking oversized sunglasses (TopShop, $32), and BAM! You're a dead ringer for Mrs. Tom Cruise!

What do you think of Katie's look?

Images (top to bottom): Splash News, Lord & Taylor, Piperlime, Gap, Boden, eBags, DSW, TopShop

Written by Lindsay Ferrier for CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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