With a following of 79 million on Instagram and a widely watched family reality TV show – love her or hate her – you can’t deny Kim Kardashian ’s influential presence in the world. Before the reality TV star status, Kim Kardashian also worked as a stylist and personal shopper for the rich and famous. Now, her style know-how has guaranteed her a place in the fashion spotlight both as a style inspiration and actual designer for her DASH clothing line that she owns with her two sisters, Kourtney and Khloe.
Constantly stepping out in extreme figure-hugging outfits to accentuate her (in)famous curves, the 35-year-old Kim Kardashian sister has certainly honed her style to deliver ample sex appeal and sleek silhouettes. Since marrying rapper Kanye West a.k.a. Yeezy, Kim Kardashian’s outfits have skyrocketed to another level of drama and risk – and are not always wearable for us mere mortals on a day to day basis. So instead, we’ve put together some of Kim’s very best looks that can be effortlessly recreated without her enormous luxury designer budget, and can be worn for even the most casual of occasions.
KIM KARDASHIAN – STREET STYLE
Even when dressed down, Kim Kardashian keeps her outfits chic and fitted to best show off her figure.
For a comfy yet cool everyday look, opt for a pair of good quality black leggings (no one wants a see through bum) and pair with some black-heeled booties to elongate the legs, instantly taking the leggings from gym wear to street wear. Throw on a statement leather jacket over a graphic tee like Kim’s Metallica one here for a grungy vibe. For a softer look, try channelling Kim Kardashian’s grey toned outfit with a pair of grey skinny jeans. Pair with some nude heeled pumps and a white cami top, and keep the look completely casual with an oversized grey zip-up sweater – perfect for a chilled lunch with the girls. Or for a more polished look, opt for a pair of ripped black skinnies and matching strappy black heels. Instead pair them with a black cami and choker and drape an oversized leather jacket over your shoulders – we’ll forgive you for skipping on the Kim Kardashian face print. Complete the look with some oversized black sunglasses and slicked back hair for a fierce yet casual all black look. Even Kim loves the athleisure trend right now. To steal her look, team a pair of black leggings and a simple black t-shirt with a statement bomber and a splash of colour. Either incorporate it in the lining of the bomber like Kim does here with burnt orange or go with a pair of bright sneakers. Finish the look with a structured black tote and you’ll step straight out of the gym in street-ready style.
KIM KARDASHIAN – MATCHING SEPARATES STYLE
Never one to shy away from showing off her killer figure, Kim Kardashian ’s most signature look has to be her monochromatic matching top and midi skirt combos that fit her like a glove.
The key to Kim Kardashian’s style is to stick to similar tones and keep the silhouette sleek. Like this first look, opt for a figure hugging ankle length skirt and pair with a tight high neck top. Be sure to get a high waisted skirt in order to accentuate your waist like Kim has mastered. The side leg slit adds subtle sex appeal while the oversized draped coat in camel keeps the outfit looking classy and polished. Complete the look with fresh make up and some strappy heels: the burnt orange and mustard yellow hues are also perfect to take you from summer to the (sadly) already looming autumn. For a more night-time ready look, do like Kim does and opt for a semi-sheer strapless top and skirt. This look is perfect if you’re after something a bit different for a date night – swapping black for unexpected neutrals and flashes of skin will amp up the sexy while still looking sophisticated. Finish with an ankle length coat and a pair of strappy barely there heels. Not technically a matching separate, but Kimmy K shows us how to get the same effect with a carefully placed belt: just opt for a belt around 2 inches thick and use it to cinch in a midi length dress – and voila! If you are worried about trying the double denim trend, follow in Kim’s footsteps and ease yourself in with a matching denim skirt and bralet combo. Again the oversized coat will ensure that just the right amount of skin is showing and Kim gets it right every time with these outfits. Complete the look with glossy locks, nude heels, and polished tanned pins.
KIM KARDASHIAN – ‘THE MINI’ STYLE
Channel Kim Kardashian’s risqué side and dare to bare.
Perhaps not for everyday wear, but Kim Kardashian’s mini ensembles are the perfect go-to look when you want to show off your summer-bronzed legs. For date night or cocktails with the girls, why not try Kim Kardashian’s denim high waisted mini skirt and matching strappy heels. The pale blue denim looks great paired with lighter tones like Kim’s cream vest tank top and again the high waisted silhouette will flatter your figure and accentuate all the best bits. Drape over a long nude suede coat and you’ll take the entire outfit from casual to sophisticated cool. You can create another casual summer evening look a la Kim by simply opting for a mini bodycon and pairing it with some strappy heels; or for a killer look go for a pair of thigh high boots. Kim wears a beige long sleeved mini dress here and Yeezy season 2 denim boots. This last look has a certain dominatrix vibe (not for everyone we know) but it sure does showcase Kim’s incredible figure in all the right ways. Ditch the corset detailing and instead choose a fitted black cami or tank top and pair with a white or pale pink bodycon mini skirt for a more wearable version: style with some strappy nude heels and softly curled hair for a killer look that looks effortlessly thrown together.
KIM KARDASHIAN – ‘BEAUTY IN BLUSH’ STYLE
With her raven hair and tanned skin, Kim knows that nude and blush tones look striking on her.
Dreamy and romantic, a blush outfit or accessory is the perfect go-to for date night. Kim shows us how to both incorporate blush with white and black, and how to mix different blush tones for an all over outfit. For a fancy event, try pairing a white top and skirt combo (figure-hugging of course) and draping a pink toned coat over the top. A fur lapel and clear heels will add a luxurious edge. A blush jacket can feature as part of a striking grungy look with a pair of leather leggings. Like Kim has done, adding in some leather with fur and pastel pink hues gives her outfit a dreamy rocker edge. We love. She also shows that blush looks stunning with platinum blonde – it’s not just for brunettes! For a slightly more formal look, channel Kim’s all-blush outfit by pairing a knee length fitted dress with a floor length wool coat. Distinguish between the two pieces by choosing two different tones. When the weather is too hot for a coat, opt for a longer dress in the same colour for an equally chic look with a bit more coverage. Finish both looks with glossy locks and some clear strappy heels – these are Kim’s go-to shoes for this sort of outfit.
KIM KARDASHIAN – BLACK AND WHITE STYLE
Kim proves that keeping things monochrome is the easiest way to effortlessly chic outfits.
Dressed head to toe in Balmain; this striking suit is comprised of black and gold alone. Follow in Kim’s footsteps and opt for a matching pant and jacket combo in a bold print: the key to this look (as Kim shows) is to stick to minimal colouring – stripes are the perfect way to do this and are bang on trend for the season. Pair with a top in the most neutral colour of the two, like Kim does with the black. Another easy styling trick for sleek outfits is the classic all black ensemble. Make yours stand out like Kim by opting for head to toe satin fabric. The low cut top and fringing on the skirt show just enough skin for a head-turning evening look. Complete the outfit with a sleek bun, choker, box clutch, and tie up heels. On the other end of the colour spectrum, Kim often steps out in dreamy all cream and/or white ensembles: a beautiful clean and crisp choice. This works with both skirts and trousers alike. Pair a cream or white midi skirt with a lace top in the same colour, and as always be sure to maintain a figure hugging silhouette. A subtle leg slit and slight sheer in the top will also add understated sex appeal making for a perfect standout evening outfit. We love how Kim picks out the black buttons with her matching strappy heels. Nothing says sophisticated sexy quite like an all-white trouser suit, and Kim knows it. Adding a modern twist with the sleeveless coat, Kim scores style points with this unusual piece. For an outfit like this it is essential to keep both the trousers and coat floor length in order to elongate the legs and slim the figure, and high waisted trousers are the perfect way to cinch in the waist for a stunning shape. Very fierce and very sleek.
Even without Kim Kardashian’s million-dollar clothing ‘budget’, you can recreate her iconic looks. We’ve put together some Kimmy K inspired outfits with pieces all available right now on THEN AND NOW!
To strike the perfect balance between style and comfort, steal Kim’s look here with the Marbek suede bomber jacket in black and a pair of Gymluxe leggings. The suede of the jacket will add an extra luxury feel. Finish with a splash of colour by opting for the Puma red sneakers and coordinating Florian London tote bag in black with red piping.
GYMLUXE – GEO LEGGINGS PRICE: £79.99
FLORIAN LONDON – VIENNA MEDIUM LEATHER TOTE IN BLACK PRICE: £265.00
MARBEK – WOMENS BLACK SUEDE BOMBER JACKET PRICE: £80.00
PUMA – DISC 89 SNEAKERS IN RED PRICE: THEN £110.00 NOW £77.00
For a Kim Kardashian inspired casual rocker chick outfit, the Hide biker jacket is the perfect option. Pair with some true black Gymluxe leggings and the fierce Kim Kwang leather ankle boots and you’ve got Kim’s look in a nutshell. Throw on a graphic tee to complete this grungy look – we love the Orschel-Read t-shirt.
HIDE – FREJA COW HAIR BIKER JACKET IN BLACK PRICE: THEN £330.00 NOW £214.50
KIM KWANG – BABY CALF LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS PRICE: THEN £680.00 NOW £476.00
GYMLUXE – DECO LEGGINGS PRICE: £79.99
ORSCHEL-READ – BEAR-SNAKE T-SHIRT PRICE: THEN £117.00 NOW £58.50
While the colours may differ, the silhouette concept is still the same. Combine two of Kim Kardashian’s fave trends in this monochrome skirt and top combo. Pair this unusual Filippo Fanini midi skirt with a white silk cami tucked in at the waist and drape over the Sans grey coat for added warmth and layering. Thrown on a pair of these striking Oysby pumps for a standout outfit a la Kim Kardashian.
FILIPPO FANINI – BLACK LEATHER EYELET PENCIL SKIRT PRICE: £515.00
LORA GENE – SILK CAMI TOP PRICE: £50.00
OYSBY – STROM BLACK PUMPS PRICE: THEN £300.00 NOW £60.00
SANS – GREY COAT PRICE: THEN £360.00 NOW £252.00
A 3 piece winner; channel Kim Kardashian’s beautiful blush outfit with these 4 simple items. Team the Emile Vidal Carr leather skirt in pastel mauve with the Eugene Lin cream vest for a dress illusion, and complete the look with this Lora Gene trench coat in beautiful beige. Add in a pair of nude Oysby pumps and voila, you’ve got an easy all blush-toned outfit in seconds!
LORA GENE – RANIA CLASSIC TRENCH COAT PRICE: £245.00
EUGENE LIN – WHITE ANYA VEST PRICE: THEN £100.00 NOW £50.00
EMILE VIDAL CARR – ELINA SKIRT PRICE: £195.00
OYSBY – STORM NUDE PUMPS PRICE: THEN £300.00 NOW £60.00
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