Each member of the Kardashian-Jenner crew certainly has her own unique go-to styles when it comes to fashion. Kim loves a tight dress and duster coat, Kourtney and Khloe opt for high-waisted jeans and bodysuits, and Kendall and Kylie kick it in more casual styles, like distressed denim and hoodies. When it comes to swimwear, however, all of the girls land on the same page. Whether a super high neck or waist, wraparound straps, or crazy cutout one-pieces, they have amassed quite a collection of swimwear that, let's just say, will leave you with tan lines that are more interesting than most.
The thing is, though, these crazy-tan-line-suits are really fun; They're sexy and sporty at the same time, reveal just the right amount of skin without giving away too much, and give you just that extra oomph in the style department than a classic string bikini doesn't. This summer, break out of the standard swimwear mold with these suits that are totally worth the weird tan lines (though—we do suggest using a little bit more sunblock on the days you choose to lay out in one of these fashionable suits!).
Lisa Marie Fernandez Marie-Louise stretch-denim wrap bikini, $395, net-a-porter.com
Venice maillot, $343, marysiaswim.com
Mara Hoffman reversible printed cutout bikini, $265, net-a-porter.com
Wrap halter swimsuit, $65, topshop.com
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A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:40pm PDT
Kylie took to social media on Friday with what appears to be two sneak peeks at the frames. Her Instagram pic shows a pair of chic gold tortoiseshell aviators featuring the brand's logo, and a Snapchat features her modeling the same pair next to Kendall.
The sisters' collection, which the Jenners were on hand to debut at Nordstrom in Los Angeles this week, is growing rapidly and already includes apparel, footwear and accessories (Coachella-ready wide brim hats, anyone?).
A photo posted by Kylie Jenner Snapchats (@kylizzlesnapchats) on Mar 24, 2016 at 3:13pm PDT
No timetable's been released for the line, but if we were to predict the styles, we'd expect a range of covetable aviators, considering they're Kendall's signature sunglasses (seriously, Kendall without her aviators is like Kylie without muted matte lip color—a decidedly rare occurrence).
Kylie's more experimental with her protective eyewear, often wearing boxy, oversized sunglasses or throwback cat-eye styles. But she loves a good pair of aviators, too (after all, they look good on almost everyone).
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It's fair to assume that every single one of the Kardashian-Jenners has an amazing closet (honestly, even Corey Gamble probably has a pretty sick walk-in situation). A recent chat with Kendall Jenner confirmed that the family's Oaks of Calabasas 'hood contains some of Southern California's best collections of clothing and accessories, and all the sisters have their particular strengths. Luckily, they're pretty good at sharing. Err, for the most part.
"We're all super generous minus Kylie. Kylie and I always fight over clothes. It's, like, a problem. But it's because we grew up together and we just grew up fighting over clothes," she told People before getting specific about where to go for what. "Kourtney has good statement pieces. Kim has amazing things you could never find [elsewhere]," and momma Kris has the major diamond studs you borrow if you want some serious bling.
So which sister has the most impressive collection of heels, boots, et al? "Khloe has the best shoe selection, and she's my size!" quipped Kendall.
The new closet info follows up on what we already know about the fam. Kendall has told us Kim's situation is the one you'd be most likely to get legit lost in, and there's absolutely no way that anyone has a fitness closet to best Khloe's. Clearly, lots of space is required for these ladies—don't forget that they're fashion ninjas.
If you're been paying close attention to the style choices of Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, and Gigi Hadid, you might have noticed a still under-the-radar name popping up again and again: House of CB. The British brand has been behind a lot of the girls' sexy, body-con pieces, and we're predicting that you're about to see it blow up on your Instagram feed even more thanks to a new, tightly edited collection of workout-ready leggings and tops.
The brand's DNA is all about curve-hugging dresses and Kardashian-favored separates like crop tops and bodysuits, and you can expect more of the same when it comes to the fitness offerings. To wit, they're the ones behind Gigi's majorly steamy cutout bodysuit, worn with one of last year's biggest styling surprises (a top she turned into a skirt). At Justin Bieber's AMA after-party the brand was spotted on both Gigi and Kylie.
Kylie in a white House of CB dress at an American Music Awards after-party
Kendall in a House of CB crop top
It should come as no surprise that the sister who's been the most visible fan of the workout togs so far has been gym devotee Khloe Kardashian, spotted out recently in a pink and purple pair of the brand's leggings. And while we love the colorful kick it adds to her exercise regime (imagine how good they must look hanging in her fitness closet), we're also crazy about the price tag. Compared with the $100+ leggings that have flooded the athleisure market, these feel downright affordable at $56. Longline crop tops are $42.
A photo posted by House Of CB (@houseofcb) on Mar 1, 2016 at 3:24pm PST
We know Kendall Jenner's a fan of simple black leggings (and which exact pair), so we can't wait to see if she pulls on one of these brighter styles.
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Guys, something astonishing just happened over on Khloe Kardashian's blog. The reality star dedicated a post to, erm, camel toe (headline: "Camille the Camel's Top 9 Fashion Moments"). In a family that's surely outdone itself with the WTF moments, it takes a fair amount to surprise us, but consider it done.
Rather than structuring the entry as a warning post with tips and tricks to keep the too-tight look from happening, Khloe goes at it with pride. "Ain't no shame in the camel toe game," she wrote. "She steals the spotlight whenever I wear tight jeans, so I had to count down her top fashion moments. Fashion doesn't need to be so serious all the time! Move over #FreeTheNipple, it's all about #FreeTheCamelToe!!!"
Khloe looking beautiful and Camille-free
We fully support all women owning their personal style (and bodies), so it's a big hurrah to Khloe's post. Still, the snug look isn't for everyone, and while the reasons for getting the clingy look can vary, it's often exacerbated by a too-tight fit or super thin material. To fix, look for more substantial fabric and try a size up when shopping—a high-rise cut is also recommended for avoiding a pinch. If you're dealing with pants you already own, pick underwear that's made of a slightly more substantial fabric (or a Cuchini). If all else fails, consider some photo retouching: Kim Kardashian West just took some heat on Instagram, with followers suggesting she'd blurred her bikini area to combat her own version of Camille (interestingly, that pic appears to be deleted, leaving one where her bag is covering her front).
When it comes to style, the Kardashian girls never cease to amaze us. Check out three times Kourtney and Kylie proved that they're basically fashion ninjas.
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There are two families we can't seem to get enough of: The Crawleys of Downton Abbey and—that's right—the Kardashians. While at first glance, these two bloodlines may seem to have little more in common than their expansive family trees, we can't stop thinking about how similar they are in terms of style. Sure, Lady Mary may choose a mid-length flapper dress while Kim Kardashian prefers a Yeezy bodysuit, but these stylish families are full of fashion twins. As we prepare to bid adieu to our beloved British family (please don't say it's so!), we can still celebrate the fact that we have a real-life equivalent in the Kardashians.
Lady Mary Crawley and Kim Kardashian West:
The leading ladies of their own 30-something generation, it's no surprise that each lady's overwhelming confidence translates into a my-way-or-the-highway mentality that has been so carefully asserted that we can't help but agree with every argument they make—at least until we think better of it. While Mary's love of fashion is asserted through dropped hemlines and blunt bob haircuts, Kim has single handedly brought back the bodysuit and duster coats—with Kanye's help. What's more: Both ladies are likely to find themselves sitting front row to support their favorite designers when fashion week comes around.
Lady Edith Crawley and Khloe Kardashian:
While both girls know what it's like to be the black sheep of the family while their sisters take the reigns (and attention!), they eventually emerged as the ones who, perhaps, knew better than everyone. They wait and watch when it comes to fashion, tackling trends after others have popularized them, but when they do choose to rock that new fashion statement, they look pretty awesome doing it.
Lady Rose MacClare and Kylie Jenner:
Rose and Kylie are the youths of their respective clans and they take full advantage (we'd like to think that if Snapchat were around in the 1920s, Rose would be the first one on board). They march to the beat of their own drum and change their clothing more often than most. While both girls may gravitate towards youthful statement pieces for casual days, when it's time to get dressed up, they look just as sophisticated as their elders in slim silhouettes and simple—yet jaw-droppingly beautiful—styles.
Lady Sybil Crawley and Kendall Jenner:
Though the aforementioned ladies may be stubborn and headstrong, it is Sybil and Kendall that are the true independent of their families. Whether it's attending rallies or flying around the world to open runway shows for countless international fashion weeks, these girls are never afraid of making a statement—especially when it comes to fashion. Not to mention that, nearly 100 years apart from one another, both girls appreciate the power of an awesome pair of pants!
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham and Kris Jenner:
Both #proudmamas of their respective clans and then some, these women rock the near-impossible job of juggling the many different personalities of their offspring. They often use fashion to prove that, though they may have decades of experience on their daughters and often know best, they aren't too old to relate to the young'uns and show them how it's done. The duo mixes and matches trendy with sophisticated, like topping an embellished dress their daughters may try to steal with a beautiful coat best suited to the matriarchs they are.
Martha Levinson and MJ Shannon:
The momager of the momager, these ladies may not be in the public eye very often but, when they are, they certainly have a zinger or two to share. They've spent a lifetime taking fashion risks and have a deep appreciation for the classics, with a little bit of added flair. Whether it's in leopard or lace, they always look chic.
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At this point, it's become abundantly clear that the entire Kardashian-Jenner family is full of moguls. The youngest of the bunch, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, have been busy with an assortment of professional gigs—a major campaign here, a best-selling lip kit there—and the duo is now pairing up for Kendall + Kylie, a new contemporary line of clothing and shoes that's retailing at stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Shopbop (prices start at $68 and range to $498).
If you glimpsed at the spring collection blindly, without a clue of which celebrity names were attached, chances are you'd still be able to make a good guess at who's driving the bus. It's got all sorts of Kardashian closet essentials, from curve-hugging dresses to crop tops and trendy, model-of-the-moment-style pieces. All of it looks like an easy way to slip into Kardashian-dom, and when you're presented with an opportunity like that, you seize it.
I played at being a member of the fam earlier this week, borrowing some of the new pieces and giving them a whirl around Glamour headquarters. Maintaining the Kardashian ethos was paramount, but it was important for me to imbue some of my own style too—it's an approach I can't help but think the sisters (and
#Proudmama momager Kris Jenner) would insist on. The aim wasn't to be Kendall or Kylie; rather, I wanted to see how being a member of the family, sartorially speaking, would feel.
Kendall + Kylie dress, writer's own shoes
This '70s-inspired boxy mini felt totally Kendall-on-duty, and it was a good one to pull on first since the heavy material conveyed a tactile sense of luxury (read: the range doesn't feel cheap). While the model's typical style is more about athleisure and high-waisted skinny jeans, I felt like I was living one of the countless campaign images she's posed for. The hemline and lace-up neckline count this one out as a work option, but it would definitely be cute for shopping or dinner.
A matched gingham set was too loud for me, an average civilian not used to a reality TV crew and paparazzi flashbulbs (I'm guessing this is one of the "surprise statement pieces" Kylie alluded to in the press release). I watered it down by mixing in a long-sleeve crop top that's paired with a matching pencil skirt in look book images, and while it looked good, this was a dangerous outfit. One wrong arm move and things would get inappropriate; plus, the top is actually totally backless, necessitating a bra-less moment and flashing a lot of skin. Beyond taking a selfie or Snapchatting, wearing this outfit would be tricky IRL.
I completely surprised myself by favoring this curve-flaunting dress the most, but it might make sense as the Kardashians are masters of sexy date-night dressing. The below-the-knee hemline is one Kim actually wears a lot, and the extra coverage was perfect for tempering the snug fit and lace-up detailing on the side (check out that scandalous detail heading down my right leg). The fabric was soft too, a factor I don't often associate with body-con styles but happily welcomed. As a final Jenner-Kardashian touch, the mules were perfect, and it's not hard to understand why the oft-photographed girls included these in the debut collection. The blush color combined with the high vamp made for the ultimate in leg-lengthening.
The last look attracted the most attention from tourists and building workers positioned outside our offices. Therein lies the biggest takeaway from the girl's collection too: It's all good at helping get some K or K into your closet, but if you're looking for one style to put in your shopping cart, pick one of the simple-but-sexy basics done in a neutral hue. It's timeless, Kardashian, and timeless Kardashian.
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A Personal Quest: Where Can You Get the Yeezus Tour Gear the Kardashians Are Always Wearing? And Is It Okay to Buy?
I'm not a hardcore Keeping Up With the Kardashians watcher, but you best believe that when I do catch an episode, my senses are finally tuned to what the krew is wearing. Whatever your opinions on Kim, Khloe, Kendall, and co., it's hard to argue the sisters don't have a serious sense of style. I've found myself caught up frequently enough in wondering exactly what they're wearing to do more than my fair share of digging (highlights include info on the black aviators the entire family has worn and specific details on the flattering high-waisted leggings Kendall's been living in lately). The latest items to pique my admittedly obsessive interest? All that Yeezus gear.
I'm assuming the pieces in the girls' closets were all gifts from Kanye and Kim. But these perfect rock tees, crewneck sweatshirts, and glossy satin bombers have become such perfect building blocks for the laid-back-luxe look the entire family has perfected that I need to know if I can get some of that outfit-making magic for myself.
As someone who's never attended a Kanye West concert, and doesn't foresee one popping up on my future calendar, I felt mostly out of luck...unless. What if the tour or general house-of-Kanye branding machine had an online shop where you could buy tour gear without actually being at a show? This is the fashion rabbit hole that exists when you really want something. A quick web search revealed that Pacsun had a deal that allowed them to sell select styles of the official tour pieces back in 2013. Years later, there's no longer a trace on the brand's site (and I'm awaiting comment to find out whether, maybe, this sort of situation might happen again in the future), but if you really want something, eBay probably has your answer.
Items that were from the Pacsun run are marked up to reflect the limited supply—like this tee currently going for a little under $100—while plenty of other lookalikes have popped up (on Etsy too). To tell the difference, note the amount available and pay attention to the interior tag. A true re-seller will likely only have one up for grabs, whereas newly produced quantities have every size available. The tags for the former are also white squares and marked "Yeezus tour."
If you're after a jacket like the one Kendall's worn a lot recently, things are trickier. The vast majority available on the auction site appear to be inauthentic (the tip-off: They're shipping from somewhere like Hong Kong or Korea). If you have to have one though, there is a size medium that's waiting for a spot in your closet. The listing explains it came from the tour's New York City pop-up shop and is one of 26 made, necessitating a high price tag: $2,500. No one ever said being a Kardashian was cheap.
I'm still thinking about making a purchase, but will continue to keep an eagle-eye on everything fashionable coming out of the Kardashian universe (especially when it's affordable—I'm still in awe over Kylie's $92 dress).
It's been 22 years since O.J. Simpson was on trial for the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and yet the story continues to captivate today. On February 2, FX will premiere the first episode of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story , a miniseries that delves deep into the so called "Trial of the Century" and the characters who defined the media spectacle.
And while you may think that fashion has no part in this tragic story, the show's costume designer, Hala Bahmet, told us that the clothing in this particular series helped facilitate the story arc in a fascinating way.
"1991 was very different than today," said Bahmet, who's known for her work in styling epic music videos for Michael Jackson and Kelly Clarkson. "There were many different subculture groups and different styles happening simultaneously. You had the lawyers, with the power suits with big shoulders and really vibrant, bold neckties that were a hangover from the '80s; women were in suits with longer silhouettes; grunge was happening full-on; and gansta rap was starting to take over and dominate the hip hop scene in L.A. We were able to show all the different types of fashion culture happening at that time."
Bahmet created outfits for the show's speaking characters and some 3,000 extras, the latter of whom were mostly protestors outside the courthouse. Most interestingly to us, however, is how she went back into the early '90s archive to re-create looks for Selma Blair, who plays Kris Jenner, as well as the child actors who play Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian, who are featured in a dinner scene with their father as young teens (Khloe was nine, at the time of the trial).
Here, Bahmet tells us the behind-the-scenes stories of the costumes in anticipation of the premiere:
Selma Blair as Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner in 1990
Selma Blair as Kris Jenner in the miniseries.
"Selma Blair is delightful to work with," said Bahmet. "When she was cast to play Kris Jenner, she started doing her research, I started doing my research." Bahmet went late '80s-early '90s luxe for Blair's character. "Well, of course we pulled some Alaïa, Chanel, Versace; it was true vintage'90s wardrobe for her," she said.
Bahmet noted that the cast had all agreed not to reach out to the actual people they'd be playing, so it was sheer luck that Blair had met Kris Jenner at an event. "After the first fitting, [Blair] left and was going to a fundraiser—complete unconnected to the show—and she bumped in to Kris Jenner," said Bahmet. "She said 'I'm Selma Blair and I’m playing you in this television show' and they became really good friends. No [actor] was reaching out to anyone for information. Selma's situation was completely incidental.
Blair and Jenner meeting on the red carpet for a fundraiser for the Children's Justice Campaign on May 15, 2015.
The Kardashian Kids
The Kardashian family in 1995
"All four [Kardashian children] are in a couple of scenes in the show. They're played by child actors, and they're in some interesting scenes," said Bahmet. "David Schwimmer [who plays Simpson attourney, Robert Kardashian] sits with the kids in a restaurant, having a meal and there's a dinner where he talks about the importance a of being a good person and a good friend. We sort of reveal what a good and honorable person Robert Kardashian was."
FX hasn't release a photo of the actors who play the young Kardashians, but Bahmet said she outfitted the Kourtney and Kim characters in jeans and "typical teen style" for the time.
Connie Britton as Faye Resnick
Faye Resnick in 1990
Connie Britton as Resnick on set
"Connie Britton is another incredible actress who did a ton of research [on her character], Faye Resnick." said Bahmet, who went full-on Beverly Hills glam for the character. "She was Nicole’s best friend and she’s a big part of the show. We looked at the video [from the period] and tried to capture the essence of Faye Resnick at that time."
Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark
Marcia Clarke at the Simpson trial
Sarah Paulson playing Clark in the series
"Sarah's incredible to work with and for her, it's more important to get the character right, than to look good," said Bahmet, of Paulson's portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark. "Through the costumes, we show Marcia's struggle in becoming a public persona, because this was the first trial that became a major television event....She wondered why newspapers were writing about her hairdo.
She went right two different makeovers during the trial, but she never became someone different. She had friends helping with [styling]. She starts out in a very limited palette—gray, navy—and then we start to add more color later on. [Clark] always saw it as being about the trial, not the Marcia Clark fashion show."
David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian and John Travolta as Robert Shapiro
Robert Kardashian and Robert Shapiro during the trial
Schwimmer and Travolta in character
Bahmet said that articulating the male lawyers was one of the most daunting tasks of the entire project, as suit styles have changed remarkably over they years. She outfitted the Kardashian and Shapiro actors in strong-shouldered '80s suits from the likes of Claude Montana. She re-created the bold and bright ties they often wore, and even went to the customer shirtmaker who made the real-life lawyers' actual shirts and had special ones created for the series.
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The extended Kardashian clan has a new pint-sized style star in the making. North West, owner of mini Balmain blazers and designer duds made in tiny sizes just for her, has been on the list of best-dressed little ones since she was born. Now cousin Penelope Disick (daughter of Kourtney Kardashian) is joining her as one of the family's littlest fashionistas. She's been spotted wearing some super cute combos lately, including the ripped jeans, furry vest, and aviator shades Aunt Khloe snapped her in. If the sunnies look familiar, it's because they look an awful lot like the style every Kardashian woman has been photographed wearing.
A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Jan 19, 2016 at 7:57pm PST
Her aunt shared another peek at her in a striped crop top and tulle skirt, toting a little cherry-red satchel.
A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Jan 1, 2016 at 6:11pm PST
Penelope's always been dressed in sweet frocks and rompers, but as she's gotten out of the baby stage her style has taken an even more stylish turn (fact: She was just spotted carrying a bubblegum-pink Hermès Kelly bag). In all honesty, we'll point to the family's Christmas card as the moment that we knew Penelope, style icon, had arrived. How chic is that silky number with billowing sleeves and a laced-up neck? Suffice it to say, we can't wait to watch these kiddos grow up.
A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:14pm PST
P's part of a very stylish family, with Kendall Jenner currently impressing the fashion flock. Thanks to her supermodel inspiration, we just re-wrote the rules of wearing leggings.
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It's become wildly apparent that Kendall Jenner loves leggings—we just issued a new dos and don'ts rulebook with her as inspiration. While checking out all of her recent outfit photos, we noticed that the model has shown a lot of love to one particular pair. They're black, devoid of any embellishments or trendy sheer inserts, and have a panel that rises to just under her belly button. A little bit of sleuthing later, and we have their ID! They're Lululemon's Wunder Under high-rise style ($98, lululemon.com)
The brand describes them as having four-way stretch for a "hugged sensation" and touts their versatility. No one shows the latter better than her. (Honestly, they might want to consider asking Kendall to sign up as some sort of brand ambassador.) She's worn them with a workout top and sneakers as if she's fresh from the gym, then styled them for play, subbing in flat boots and pulling on a tailored coat. In any scenario they manage to look sleek and completely appropriate; we had to do some zooming action to make sure they weren't skinny black jeans, no lie.
We love a good pair of leggings, but please: Don't ever wear them in these three colors.
Watch Kendall Jenner's bff Gigi Hadid explain how the two are related.