Kim Kardashian West is one of the most talked about women in the world. She’s amassed a social media following that exceeds the population of some countries, has a beauty range with products selling out hours after they launch, and was the first-ever winner of the CFDA’s fashion influencer award. And with relationships with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, including Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Ricardo Tisci of Burberry, and Donatella Versace of Versace, it’s no surprise Kim’s style has become a hot topic.
Take the black 1998 Thierry Mugler vintage gown she wore to the 5th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards; the bodycon fit dress featured cut-out panels at the cleavage and a high thigh split, and while critics were left divided on the dress, fans of the reality star were hoping to try the look themselves and American brand Fashion Nova quickly released a copycat. She has made cycling shorts cool again, wearing the sporty attire with everything from oversized hoodies and trainers to leather jackets, crop tops, and heels. And let’s not forget her love of neon; from the body-hugging neon green latex dress she wore to 2Chainz and Kesha Ward’s wedding to the Barbie-like highlighter pink mini-dress she wore to little sister, Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday party.
Kim’s style is very much about showcasing her gym-honed figure and mostly consists of figure-hugging slip dresses, tight tops and pants, crop tops and bodycon skirts, and vintage frocks, so it may be adventurous for most but there’s a valuable lesson she teaches with her fashion choices; how to perfectly match your outfits, whether it’s wearing the same colour or print head-to-toe or marvellously pairing accessories your look.
Here, we look at the pieces you need to recreate Kim’s signature style: