Over the years, there have been some looks that Kim Kardashian has worn that many people would not care to replicate, perhaps because they were far too fashion-forward, or because they looked incredibly uncomfortable. The same can be said for her sister, Kourtney Kardashian. But despite these women sometimes wearing outfits that many women would never dream of owning, both of these women are celebrated in the fashion industry for being some of the most stylish people in the world.
No one can argue with the fact that both Kim and Kourtney are always impeccably groomed, and although they both have their own unique sense of style, they have also both worn some outfits which are super chic, and also easy to replicate. There are also many lessons to be learned from them, for example, the beauty of tonal dressing, and how finishing off a look with a trench coat turns it from plain to trendy.
Don’t expect to see them in glitter and rhinestone heels, because these are the things Kim told Love magazine she was once obsessed with and now laughs at. But below are 10 times Kim Kardashian’s outfits were fantastic, and 10 times we preferred Kourtney’s looks.
Let's start with these 10 flawless looks Kim K served up...
Kim Kardashian is a woman who always looks impeccably groomed and well-dressed, but to look great doesn’t mean she has to wear bodycon dresses and stilettos every time she steps out the house, and she knows this.
This is one of Kardashian’s outfits that is super easy to copy, and by opting for basic garments in a monochromatic color scheme, she has streamlined her look, which makes it more stylish. Also, while white is not the most practical color, especially with little kids because we all know how easy it is to get food or bodily fluids smeared onto our clothes, it is a color that is crisp and fresh.
Kim Kardashian’s eldest daughter, North West, is already celebrated for having a more stylish wardrobe than most adults, and she has definitely picked up her fashion skills from her mama. Kim Kardashian doesn’t have to show skin to turn heads, and this matching jacket and trouser set is proof of that because she looks so ladylike and pulled together.
The subtle white and pale blue patterns are striking, without trying too hard, and we love that she finished the look off with a simple top with a high neckline -- a choice that's perfect for the cooler temperatures.
When Kim Kardashian and North West stepped out in New York City, they did it in style and wore bright garments. Kardashian opted for a pink jacket and leggings, while North stepped out in a neon green dress.
For most of us, it's more common to have a wardrobe of muted colors because they are easy to mix and match, and darker colors are an especially good choice because they tend to be more forgiving with grime. And this makes the thought of wearing color daunting, but it shouldn’t be. Sometimes a bright colored garment looks really great, and it’s a nice break from the all-black we so often wear as our daily uniforms.
Jeans are so comfortable, and they are a great wardrobe staple because they can be worn multiple times without needing a wash (and when the laundry seems like it’s never-ending then this is always a pro). Plus, they can be mixed and matched with just about anything, from blouses when you want to dress up, or simple tees, like Kim Kardashian has opted to do here.
Kardashian is not exactly tall, so we get why she added heels to the look, although going about daily activities and pushing a stroller is not exactly something most moms would choose to do in strappy heels.
Kim Kardashian has a distinct personal style, and that tends to involve body-hugging garments that show off her curves. She knows what looks good on her, and so she wears the same styles over and over again, like this tube dress.
Flesh-color pieces are very chic, and it’s a color that will work for most women because it’s not too bright or too bold (so you can wear it without fretting that everyone is going to be staring at you).
But perhaps the best thing about Kardashian and her style is how she has become a role model for positivity because of how she dresses. Demi Lovato once told Allure (via Entertainment Tonight) “...Kim Kardashian—say whatever you want about her—but she has revolutionized what’s accepted with curves nowadays.”
Kim Kardashian has some of the most prestigious designers in the world to dress her in the latest trends, and a team of stylists on-hand to make her look glamorous, but there are also days when she opts for more casual outfits. Like this outfit she wore when she was out and about in Los Angeles, Harper’s Bazaar reports.
Biker shorts are incredibly popular at the moment, and Kardashian is definitely a fan. We like the way she kept her outfit simple by pairing it with a moss green hoodie, but then she pulled it all together with a trench coat and heels.
Sweater dresses are incredibly comfortable, and they also have Kim Kardashian's stamp of approval. These dresses are great for cooler temperatures and can keep you warm.
It’s a trend that has been around for a long time, and if you want to update the look for 2019, then InStyle has some tips to do this. The first is accessorizing well, and the publication notes that wearing shoes that are matching, and piling on white accessories is a good start. As is wearing statement pieces, which Kardashian has done here by wearing snake print shoes and a big pendant necklace.
Grey is a fantastic color (it's not as harsh as black, and more practical than white), and this is one of Kim Kardashian’s best looks. In fact, if we could steal any piece from her wardrobe, there is a good chance that it would be this fitted grey top.
Again, Kardashian has shown the importance of tonal outfits because not only do they look better, they also help to lengthen her frame. Plus, accessorizing a neutral look is easy, meaning you can choose shoes or handbags of any color. Marie Claire notes that monochromatic dressing is a lesson women everywhere can learn from Kardashian to change their fashion game.
PopSugar notes that one of the style lessons we have learned from Kim Kardashian is the importance of a leather jacket, and how it can add a final touch to any outfit. This is true for this particular outfit, which is incredibly plain if it were not for the addition of the jacket.
But another reason we love this outfit of Kim Kardashian’s is that she ditched the heels (for once) in favor of a pair of trainers. When running around doing errands, with children in tow, it always helps to be in comfort, and this is a look that would be great for a school run.
Kim Kardashian is the queen of layering, and although not everyone will appreciate this look, it is very wearable. She took a slip dress, and to make it more modest (and warmer) she paired it with a long-sleeve jacket, giving the look a sort of athleisure feel too it. The key here is that she has limited the colors, because a bright pink top underneath a charcoal grey dress wouldn’t exactly work, but these colors don’t clash, which makes her look awesome.
It’s also more wearable with the addition of the track jacket because you don’t have to worry about the low-neckline of the dress.
And now for the 10 times Kourtney's outfits were even more on point...
Like her sister Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian understands monochromatic dressing, and there is something about an all-white outfit that is particularly chic. Although you wouldn’t find us wearing this look every day, it’s great for functions and events for when you want a smart alternative to dresses.
Some tips for wearing all white include trying out different textures, something which Kourtney has clearly done with her own outfit by wearing a lace top (knits, demin, and faux furs also work). According to The Fashion Spot, you can break up the look with accessories, and also add in neutrals through shoes, handbags and even nails.
Denim jeans are Kourtney Kardashian’s thing! And a jeans and T-shirt combination is something that every woman should have in her wardrobe -- even celebrities. The reason being that firstly, they are so comfortable, and secondly, it’s easy to mix and match jeans with a variety of different tees and tops to suit every occasion.
What we have learned from Kourtney’s outfit is that if you’re going to wear basic garments, then stick to solid, neutral colors. And, on a side note, it seems heels can dress up even the most simple outfit (not that we all intend to wear sky-high stilettos).
We know leather pants are not for everyone, and depending on the climate, they can be very impractical and even uncomfortable. However, this style of leather pants is worth trying out because while they still look every bit as cool as fitted leather pants, they are much more relaxed.
When wearing wide-legged trousers, you can dress the look up or down, and it seems Kourtney has chosen a top that falls somewhere in the middle. But the most important thing to remember when choosing a top is to find something more fitted, which will be able to balance out the look.
The overall effect of Kourtney Kardashian’s look --- which Zimbio notes she wore to Kanye West's Famous visual premiere at the LA Forum in 2016 -- is effortless and cool. And we can’t help but point out how comfortable she looks in her oversized sleeved T-shirt, which she styled as a dress and paired with thigh-high boots.
The outfit is bold and bright, but Kourtney is not afraid of a little color every now and then, (a tip we can all remember). Her look is courtesy of her brother-in-law, Kanye West, as evident by the “Pablo” slogan, which is part of his Life of Pablo merchandise.
If ever we need inspiration for what to wear in the airport, it seems we need not look further than Kourtney Kardashian, because once again, this is a look she wore while traveling. First, let’s get into what’s right about it; the sparkly glitter fabric? Check. The matching co-ords? Check. The price? Yes, that’s the best part of this outfit. These pieces are incredibly affordable, and according to Glamour, the outfit is from H&M and together costs just a little over a $100.
Now, the next important thing to discuss is the comfort factor, and when traveling on a flight, especially a long haul one, it’s important to choose clothing that won’t cause discomfort during the journey.
We’ve seen Kourtney Kardashian wear jeans and T-shirt and thought her outfits were something we could all wear and feel comfortable in, but the beauty of jeans is their versatility because they look just as good… wait, even better, when paired with a long sweater with flared bell sleeves, and matching mules. This look is so simple, yet also so ladylike.
The bell sleeve sweater has been around for a few years now, and there are a number of different styles available, but the key to wearing this style and not letting it annoy you (as in, not letting it cover your hands), is to pick an item that ends at the wrist, StyleCaster notes.
Traveling is important to Kourtney Kardashian, both for work and leisure, and she listed it as the third most important thing in her life in an interview with GQ Mexico (via Us Weekly) -- behind being a mother and fitness. Because she does so much traveling, she has learned that she needs to dress to be comfortable, but she is also a celebrity who is photographed every time she leaves the house, so this comfort has to be combined with being stylish.
We love this look because it is perfect for the airport as it’s stylish, but also comfortable, a balance that can be so hard to achieve. Also, trench coats are a Kourtney Kardashian wardrobe staple.
Outerwear can really make or break an outfit, and in this case, it makes Kourtney Kardashian’s outfit. The blush hue of her coat is a great transitional piece, and the flowy style is so feminine.
Kourtney Kardashian described her daily style to Harper’s Bazaar as being “easy and effortless.” She continued, “I don't like to take too much time getting ready. Being a mom, I love to play with my kids and have fun with them, but I also love fashion. My mom and both of my grandmothers have always been into fashion, so it's been around us our whole lives. It's definitely a mix.”
Kourtney Kardashian has an enviable wardrobe, one most women would love to get their hands on. When she stepped out to go about her daily activities wearing an all-black ensemble comprising of black skinny jeans, a black T-shirt, and a sleek trench coat (again, one of her staple pieces), you could not help but appreciate just how fabulous she looked.
All black outfits will probably remain a favorite for style icons, and us regular folk, and for good reason, it just looks so sophisticated. In addition to being sophisticated, a dark-colored outfit is also incredibly form-flattering, and forgiving with any spills.
Kourtney Kardashian is not afraid to try out a wide range of different styles, prints, and patterns, and most of what she chooses to wear really works for her. She’s daring in her fashion choices, but sometimes she also plays it safe and chooses comfort over high-fashion.
The athleisure trend's rise in popularity has made both men and women rejoice because it finally means we can step out of the house in sweaters without concern about judgment, and, speaking of sweaters, Kourtney has some of the best sweaters. In this look, she is super casual but still looks cool and collected.