K A T I E   H O L M E S :
The Girl Next Door

Katie's latest look

3News - New Zealand

Katie Holmes is embracing this season's nautical look.

The "Thank You For Smoking" actress took 17-year-old stepdaughter Bella - whose father is Tom Cruise - shopping in West Hollywood and despite her enviable bank account, the pair were enjoying some retail therapy in affordable high street store H+M.

As well as stocking up on basic wardrobe staples, Katie was a huge fan of the sailor-inspired clothes and looked tempted to buy more than she did.

An onlooker said: "Katie loves the H+M brand. She bought about 10 things, mostly basics, including a cute $59 trench. It's obvious that she believes in mixing high and low priced fashion items.

"She was particularly interested in the store was the nautical look. Katie loved all the sailor-inspired pieces."

Although Bella - who Tom adopted with ex-wife Nicole Kidman - is happy to shop in high street stores, the same cannot be said of her three-year-old sister, Suri, Katie and Tom's daughter.

It was recently claimed Katie spent $25,000 a month on her daughter's clothes as she is determined for her to be the "most fashionable kid in Hollywood".

A source said: "Dressing Suri in amazing outfits has become Katie's favourite hobby. She'll scour the internet and Beverly Hills shops to find items and get inspiration for different looks.

"One of Katie's favourite looks is 80s-inspired - she puts Suri in leggings and long sweatshirts or bright dresses. Suri loves getting involved and choosing things too."