The light coloured jumper and coat might have been a risky choice as the actress spent the day dipping strawberries in melted chocolate and sampling some treats at Godiva in New York.
Luckily for her there weren't any mishaps and her pink jeans and jumper escaped unharmed, although the star clearly hadn't thought ahead.
What not to wear: In a risky move, Katie Holmes wears a cream jumper and pink jeans as she dips fruit in melted chocolate on Thursday
Dipping pieces of fruit into a large vat of melted chocolate, Katie seemed unworried about her chic cream jumper, which was in the firing line.
The actress might have been taking style tips from her six-year-old daughter Suri, who is regularly spotted out in light pink.
Don't spill anything: Katie is careful not to stain her immaculate outfit as she works with a chocolatier at Godiva in New York
Sweet tooth: Katie treated herself to some sweet treats as she perused the rows of chocolates
Light and bright: Normally dressed in dark colours, Katie strangely opts for light clothes for her chocolate shop visit
Katie had a wide smile on her face as she rushed around in New York before heading to the chocolate launch.
While the actress has styled herself as a designer, even launching her own range, it is perhaps her daughter who has had the biggest impact on her style.
Not spilled a drop: Katie manages to not get anything down her cream clothes, despite tucking in
Sugary pink: The actress looks like she's raided Suri's wardrobe, who loves wearing pink
Whether stepping out in heels at three-years-old or refusing to wear a coat even on bitterly cold days, it's clear Suri knows her mind.
Last year the kindergarten pupil was voted 'world's most stylish child', an honour she took in her stride.
And Katie has previously admitted that Suri doesn't shy away from giving her honest fashion tips.
'She'll really tell me [what she thinks],' she said. 'Like today I'm wearing brown suede pants, and she said, "I don't like your pants."
Fresh-faced: Katie looks youthful and happy as she poses for the camera, wearing minimal make-up
Styled by Suri? Katie Holmes stepped out in an outfit that could have come straight from her daughter's wardrobe in New York on Thursday
Spring chic: Katie teamed the pink trousers with a cream jumper, and left her long brunette hair down
Blowing in the wind: Katie looked slightly windswept but appeared in good spirits as she enjoyed the day out
'In that store was the dress that she wanted. I said, "Wow, Suri. You're something. You picked that out from a football field away."'
Sadly the fashiongame isn't always easy, and last week it was revealed that Katie won't get the chance to show off her latest clothing collection at Fashion Week in February.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, the actress-turned-designer will be missing out on what would be an amazing promotion next month, although it is not clear why.
The publication reported on Tuesday: ‘Katie Holmes will be sitting out next month’s New York Fashion Week.'
Pretty in pink: Suri Cruise is a master of wearing her favourite colour
Trend setter: Suri wore a brighter version of the shade