Style Icon: Kim Kardashian

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Love her or hate her, you can’t deny that Kim Kardashian’s style evolution is nothing short of amazing. From tabloid fodder and reality TV star, Kim Kardashian-West is now a bona fide fashion industry insider. Not only did she make the cover of Vogue this year, she is hobnobbing with the fashion industry’s best and brightest. Just check out her Instagram. Oliver Rousteing, Riccardo Tisci, and Carine Roitfeld are all her buddies.

Whether this style change is her hubby, Kanye West’s doing or not, Kim still pulls off every single ensemble with her own panache. Constantly draped in directional and chic couture, it is no doubt that Kim K. is cementing her place as a modern style icon. Here are my top picks of her 10 best looks:
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The combination of that mustard yellow coat and eggplant colored crop top is unexpectedly chic. This look is composed of two pieces which have now become Kim’s signature–the oversized robe coat and hip-hugging pencil skirt. You will do well to invest in these two trendy pieces as well, it’ll give you chic points almost instantly. main.original.585x0 (2)

Showing off her love for Kanye, she dresses up her Yeezus concert tee with a cropped leather motorcycle jacket and black distressed denim. Heeled sandals finish off this casual look that packs a lot of glam and edge. main.original.585x0 (3)

Doing her own twist on the blazer and jeans look, Kim sports a pair of matching gray tee and jeans. That leather blazer with brass buttons is a statement making piece that gives the denim and tee a high dose of haute fashion. The white pumps are also a great way to lighten up this look and make it more daytime appropriate.

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Matching sets are queen this year. Kim does her own take on the trend with a cowl neck crop top and pencil skirt combination. What makes this look stand out is her smart styling choices, the blush color is totally fashion forward and the high ponytail and embellished minaudiere adds to that effect.

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Kim’s super cute Chanel Parfum acrylic purse goes to show that she has fun with fashion. This playful piece makes the rest of her tailored look more powerful and interesting. I also love the softness and slight drape of her blazer.

main.original.585x0You can’t really expect a less than stellar airport look from Kim K. She jazzes up her all black winter outfit with a mini snakeskin Hermes bag. The animal print and rich texture stands out even more against her chic all black look.

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Kim could teach a master class in donning a pencil skirt. She simply looks stunning in this red knit pencil skirt and dove gray mock turtleneck sweater. This look is proof that it’s all about the silhouette, you can wear two skin tight pieces together without looking trashy. This is a certainly classy look, punctuated by an amazing pair of red ankle strap PVC stiletto heels. elle-50-kim-05-05-v

This midnight blue creation is perfection to say the least. From the surprising color choice, the thigh high slit,down to the vintage inspired T-strap heels, Kim totally ruled the red carpet in this frock. The simple yet sophisticated beauty look and accessory styling adds to the Old Hollywood vibe.

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Can we please look this good walking through the airport? Kim dresses up a comfy denim button down with a tuxedo blazer and peach hued leather pants. All these 3 pieces work so harmoniously to make her look every bit the superstar.

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Kim can officially be called the reigning queen of oversized coats. She makes a play once again for this dramatic outerwear silhouette, and marries it with the winter white trend. Mixing different neutral hues of cream and beige, this look is the very definition of modern elegance.

Photos from WhoWhatWear and Elle

 Which look are you loving?

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Style Icon: Beyoncé

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Beyoncé a.k.a Mrs Carter, a.k.a Queen Bey is currently the reigning queen of music and pop culture. One half of the hottest and most powerful couple on earth, she and her hubby Jay-Z pretty much have the whole music industry on lock. Between that, and her wildly successful album which she launched without any fanfare at all, Beyoncé’s pop culture icon status cannot be disputed.

Beyoncé is on top of her fashion game too. All glam and all curves, Beyoncé never steps out in anything less than stellar, and anything unworthy of a paparazzi shot. Let’s forget those unfortunate Destiny’s Child costumes of the early ’00s, and let me call your attention to her current spate of jaw-dropping red carpet worthy looks and sophisticated urban street style. She is definitely a style icon in her own right, just get a load of these 10 looks for royal style inspiration from Queen Bey herself.

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A striped two-piece matching skirt and crop top set (spot those amazing abs!) is elevated with a bowler hat and coral pumps. Beyoncé isn’t a stranger to graphic lines with color pops.

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A radiant and gorgeous Beyoncé wows in this orange one-shouldered gown from Lanvin. Here she’s sporting two of the best accessories, a baby bump and beautiful glow. This is look is a reminder to everyone, color is your friend. An intense color can give your look a quick fashion forward upgrade.

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What does Beyoncé wear on a casual day out? Leather shorts and a crisp white blazer, of course. She also shows us her strong love of color with  a pair of mint green heels. Take a cue from Beyoncé ladies, a hit of color is always a welcome addition to a monochromatic outfit.

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Beyoncé can do tailored and prim on the red carpet better than anyone. This black and white jumpsuit from Osman shows off this signature curves to perfection, and her classic and clean beauty look completes this look nicely.

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Elegant and ornate, this intricate Michael Costello gown stole the show during the Grammy’s. Beyoncé’s dark lips and smoldering makeup add to the romantic feeling of this memorable red carpet look.

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Only Beyoncé can pull of this over-the-top yet chic Versace look for the Met Gala. Bold, daring, and dazzling all at the same time, the coordinating thigh-high boots and dress combo slayed on the red carpet. Bravo.

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This is definitely a classic Beyoncé look, legs for days in a sparkly and colorful mini. Unapologetic glamour and effortless sexiness at its best.

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This earthy and tribal Thakoon outfit was such a perfect choice for a tropical vacay with her hubby, Jay-Z. The mustard yellow and the zebra print is unexpectedly chic with a hint of vintage feeling, reminiscent of a modern safari look.

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Rocking this trendy Tom Ford boots and dress killer combo. Thigh-high boots are most certainly a staple in Beyoncé’s closet, it just adds seductive vibe to any look.

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Feminine and polished in these polka dot separates from Marc Jacobs, Beyoncé shows that she can mix it up and pull of a vintage ladylike ensemble.

Which one is your favorite Queen Bey look? If you can’t get enough of her style, she does #OOTD posts on her Instagram too.

Have a great week, ladies!

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