If you’ve been following Kim Kardashian over the years, then surely you noticed that her style changed a bit once she and Kanye West got serious. Now Kim is openly crediting her husband with her evolving sense of style.
Kim admitted that she was “mortified” to look at pictures of what she wore before getting together with Kanye.
I really think that my relationship with my husband Kanye really changed everything. I mean, back in the day I thought I had the best style. I look back at outfits and I’m, like, mortified.”
It’s funny how that happens, isn’t it? I think we’ve all had that experience of looking back on old pictures of ourselves and wondering if our eyes were working correctly when we actually chose to leave the house in certain outfits- LOL. So what has Kim learned from Kanye?
Lesson #1: Dress for your shape.
I think number one you have to know your own body type, because it’s, so many things look amazing on like my sister Kendall, we have completely different bodies and you know something could look amazing on the runway and then just not fit my personal body type…”
Join the club, Kim ;).
Lesson #2: Stock up on black.
You know I loved color before, and I still do in moderation, but I think black really does look good on everybody. I think it’s really chic and slimming and sleek.”
So New York!
Lesson #3: Seek outside inspiration.
Before my husband and I started dating, he brought me [former Vogue Paris editor] Carine Roitfeld’s coffee table book [Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent] and was like, ‘You should be studying this book, this is like the fashion bible.’ … As far as my own inspiration, I look at Instagram and see what people are posting…”
Lesson #4: Less is more.
Before, I used to always think more is more and I used to accessorize and wear bracelets and earrings and necklaces. I used to do it all. Now I definitely understand how much cooler it is just to be a little bit simpler.”
What’s the rule: put on all the accessories you want to wear and then remove one thing?
Lesson #5: Get a second opinion.
I love my husband’s opinion, so I always ask his opinion on everything and he always helps me put together my looks … Kanye sees my body obviously every day, so he can understand what works well on my body type, so it’s been really fun to dress and we try things that work and some things that don’t work.”
You have to experiment! Lesson #6: Don’t fear the baby bump.
Being pregnant and a lot heavier, I think you have to show off the curves. It’s not like I’m trying to hide my pregnancy, whereas my last pregnancy, I was trying to find looks that would hide it. You just have to embrace it, to show the bump.”
Flaunting the bump is a tried-and-true approach! Lesson #7: Show some personality.
What I love most about fashion is that you can just really express yourself and your moods depending on what you wear, I think it’s really I think fashion is subjective but I also think that you can just really be who you are and show your personality from the clothes that you wear.”
You can read Kim’s entire interview at CNN Style. What do you think of Kim’s tips? I think they’re solid! Check out Kim’s maternity style in the gallery below. What do you think of it?
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