Katie Holmes wore sequined zebra trousers, so now we want sequinned zebra trousers

Katie Holmes is making the case for animal-pattern pants, and I for one am willing to hear her out on it. The actor-producer attended the recent Michael Kors show in New York looking every inch the fashion professional…with one small exception. Her glossy hair in a side part and her makeup minimal, Holmes channeled high-powered office chic with a black turtleneck and blazer. If you squint, she could be playing Kate Middleton in a movie.

But as for the trousers, well, her legs are taking a walk on the wild side. The groovy pattern is somewhere between zebra-striped and marbled black-and-white, and if you look closely, you’ll see that the garment is covered in teeny-tiny sequins. Can’t imagine they’re too comfortable to sit in, but the look is fab.

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For the actual show, Holmes sat between Alan Cumming (whose book Holmes praised on Instagram) and Kate Hudson, with Mindy Kaling and Anna Wintour nearby. Wintour wore a floor-length snakeskin coat, and we are reading these fashion signals loud and clear: Animal. Prints. Are. In.

Gotta say, this look is miles better than that blouse-dress-over-jeans thing that was happening a few months back. Sure, the Dawson’s Creek star has been a denim style icon for decades, but see what happens when she trades jeans for something more sophisticated? Just a month earlier she rocked gold wide-leg pants shinier than we’ve ever seen. You know who “wears the pants” in Katie Holmes’s life? Katie does. Hopefully, she keeps doing so until the weather heats up, at which point we predict she’ll be back to “Sky’s out, thighs out.” Yep, she was on the no-trousers trend months before these starlets, many of whom could learn a thing or two about elevated basics from her.

BRB, gotta dig my cheetah-print top out of my closet.

This story was originally published on GLAMOUR US.