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Katie Holmes's Spring Style Tips: Cover Up and Define Your Waist

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Katie Holmes has a unique perspective on the fashion industry. She’s a designer, collaborating on the high-end line Holmes & Yang; a model, representing Ann Taylor’s Spring 2011 collection; and a fashion plate, wearing designer duds wherever she goes. So where does she get her great style ideas? “I raid my friends’ closets,” she admitted to PEOPLE recently at an Ann Taylor event in L.A. “I’m always inspired by them. I tend to say, ‘Do you mind if I copy you?'” When she is emulating pals, she’s sure to highlight her waist — “I have a sense of what works on me and what doesn’t,” she shared — and give her body some shape. “I try not to wear dresses that look like muumuus, even if they happen to be in style,” she explained. “I can’t pull it off!” Another trend she’s wary of? Flashing her midriff. “I’m so over a cropped T-shirt or anything that shows my belly button,” Holmes said. “I went down that road; you can only do it when you’re young!” The star, who favors maxi skirts and tank tops in warm weather and generally wears flats — though she likes “the look of a heel” — says she always gets a boost when she hears from a certain critic, too. “Suri has great taste,” she shared. “I always feel complimented when she says, ‘Can I have that when I grow up?'” —Aili Nahas

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