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Inspired by… Kim Kardashian


How to dress like Kim Kardashian

Like many others, I first found out about Kim from the media when she was reported to be dating Nick Lachey. Since then, America has entered her personal life through she and her family’s E! reality show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

The Armenian bombshell has been a fashion whiz since she was really young. In fact, when Kim was in high school, she used to borrow money from her dad to buy luxurious handbags and boots, which she would then resell for a profit on websites like eBay. Nowadays, Kim is heavily involved in the retail business as a part owner of DASH boutiques. This is part of where she gets her inspiring sense of style.

Kim’s Casual Wear

Kim Kardashian daytime outfits
Photos: Pacific Coast News

Kim’s style definitely reflects her role in the fashion world. Her outfits always have a lot of attention to detail and she often wears professional pieces, such as blazers for a more polished look. Kim also shops at a variety of stores and knows how to mix high and low. In fact, she frequently buys accessories from Forever 21 and basics from H&M! Additionally, Kim wears a ton of black, white, and gray. She also incorporates metallics into her outfits, whether in the form of a chunky silver necklace or a studded belt.

Here’s an outfit inspired by Kim’s casual attire…

Kim Kardashian inspired outfit

Product Information: Blazer, Gray Platforms, and Gray Top- all from Forever 21, Chain Bangle- ASOS, Bag- H&M, White Skinny Jeans- All Saints

Kim’s Evening Wear

Kim Kardashian night outfits
Photos: Pacific Coast News

Here we can see two of Kim’s favorite fashion motifs for night- long sleeve dresses and blazers over mini dresses. Her evening looks are always very glamorous and her hair is possibly the most amazing accessory ever! Kim also wears a lot of asymmetrical dresses to events, showing that she’s always on-trend.

Here’s a Kim Kardashian-inspired evening look:

Evening Outfit Inspired by Kim Kardashian

Product Information: Shoes- Dorothy Perkins, Dress- Forever 21, Cuff- Forever 21, Bag- Debenhams, Blazer- Forever 21,

Kim’s Makeup and Hair

Kim Kardashian makeup
Photos: Pacific Coast News

Product Information (left to right): Flirt Eye Shadow in Second Nature- available at Kohl’s, Bobbi Brown ‘Chrome’ Eyeshadow- available at Nordstrom, Maybelline Expertwear Single Eyeshadow in Silver- available at

When it comes to makeup, Kim loves to play with different looks and really go all out, although her focal point is usually her eyes. Kim’s make up regimen includes mascara that accentuates her very long, feathery lashes, black eyeliner, and sometimes silver eye shadow. Kim also wears nude colored lipstick and light blush. For more on Kim’s makeup, see her official website. There, she gives tons of tips and information on the exact products she uses!

For Kim’s hair, she usually middle parts her long, wavy hair and curls the ends for a glamorous, sexy look. Keep in mind that Kim has long layers, so if you want this look and have shorter layers or no layers at all, you might want to talk to your hair dresser about cutting your hair or growing it out into longer layers.

What do you think?

Do you like Kim’s style? If so, are there any particular aspects you like? Is Kim one of your fashion inspirations? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on January 4, 2010 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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35 Responses to “Inspired by… Kim Kardashian”

  1. 1
    January 4th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I’ve always been obsessed with Kim’s hair. It always looks perfect and I love the look of the middle part with big lose curls, especially with long dark hair. Her style has emerged so much in recent years and she can look sexy yet sophisticated from day to night. In her evening pictures (shown above), she wears my two favorite looks: a sequin dress and a more simple dress paired with a blazer. What’s not to love? Kim is fabulous!

  2. 2
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I love Kim Kardashian’s style!

  3. 3
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I love her hair and the way she shows off her figure. Like in that white dress at the top of the post. She has a wonderful figure and certainly knows how to dress.

  4. 4
    January 4th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I actually don’t like Kim Kardashian style; I think it’s amazing how she manages to look so cheap spending so much money! But the outfits you put together do look great, so congrats for making fashion from scratch!

  5. 5
    January 4th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I’m totally in love with those green pumps !!

  6. 6
    January 4th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I’m not the biggest fan of Kim Kardashian (there’s just something very offputting about her to me), but the outfits you put together look fabulous, especially the evening attire one. I’ve got to get my hands on a pair of those shoes!

  7. 7
    January 4th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I love Kim. She’s definitely one of my huge fashion icons I constantly look to for inspiration. Great article! :)

  8. 8
    January 4th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Your outfits are always SPOT ON! Good job :)

  9. 9
    January 4th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    i love kim! she is such a fashion guru! do you think you can do a post for hayden panetiere or beoncye?

  10. 10
    January 4th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I love her style but if I had to choose it would Victoria Beckham

  11. 11
    January 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Awesome post! What I like about Kim is that she is very diverse in her style. While some said that she looked cheap, I think she looks WAY classier than most women in the media. Plus, her style is hers! I love how she makes clothes work for her body–not the other way around.

  12. 12
    January 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    You did a good job picking outfits that represent her style. Unfortunately, I don’t like her clothes or the outfits that LOOK like her clothes. Keep up the good work, though.

  13. 13
    January 5th, 2010 at 4:36 am

    I never really thought of her as a style icon, I guess just because I don’t really understand why she’s famous. Still, she does pull off some cute looks. Her makeup though? A little too much for me :)

  14. 14
    January 5th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    love it!!!!!

  15. 15
    January 5th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I do like Kim’s style but it isn’t that spectacular and ground breaking and it’s a little bit too fitted, I like my clothes a little loose. Kim isn’t one of my style inspirations because her style simply isn’t anything special.

  16. 16
    January 5th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I love this article! Thank you so so much! Kim is my style icon and I love Kourtney Kardashian’s style as well. They both are petite like me and it’s easier to understand how to dress when people actually are the same size as you. I would love to see a post on Kourtney though because I think she has fantastic taste in clothes as well. It’s a little different than Kim’s but still very adorable! Thanks again for the post!

  17. 17
    January 5th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I really enjoy Kim’s style because her look is very attainable for college students and also very stylish currently. I just have to find the right blazer! If you could tell me where to find a nice petite one, though. I can never get my hands on the right fit for a good price. This post was really complete and well covered, thank you!

  18. 18
    January 6th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    She looks so much older than her age! That’s not really a good thing.
    As far as her outfits, they’re nothing special. There’s never any personal touch in her clothing, which makes it boring.

  19. 19
    February 21st, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    yea i love kims style i like at her style for ideas all the time….. i would like to see more of this and also where similar clothing can be found glad i came across this website def in my favorites!!!!

  20. 20
    February 22nd, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love her style!
    She always looks amazing no matter what she wears, and her hair is fabulous.
    She is a true fashion icon, because she wears what she wants, not what people expect her to wear.
    & she always manages to look classic.

  21. 21
    October 26th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Her outfits are professional looking though in the day but at night her dresses are pretty.

  22. 22
    February 20th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    what about a article on Leona Lewis…shes definatley a fashion icon to people across the pond and here…

  23. 23
    February 25th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    This compilation was awesome. Kim is super fashionable and you did a great job showing that.

  24. 24
    October 4th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I love Kim K. Not only is she beatiful with makeup, but she’s just as georgous without it. There are very few people who have that type of beauty. She is definately a fashionista and my fashion role model. Kimmy, keep being you and ignore the negative comments for it stems from enviousness. And a big thanks to the person who put these styles together, for I’m going to a concert soon and need a fabulous outfit to wear!!!

  25. 25
    October 25th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Kim Kardashian is so so so so so so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. 26
    May 9th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    i love you kim kardashian….

  27. 27
    July 5th, 2012 at 4:09 am

    i love kim like im the biggest fan of her her styles is everything to mee shes amazing umm we have this thing at school were we have to dress as a superstar and im like totally going as kimm (:

  28. 28
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I like her clothes, but there isn’t really anything special about her. The only things that come to mind when you say Kim Kardashian are “fabulous heels” and “self-absorbed egomaniac”

  29. 29
    August 3rd, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Sexy ;)

  30. 30
    April 16th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks her makeup is too red and she contours waaaaay too much.

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