Kim Kardashian West Draws Inspiration From the 80s


It’s been a big week for Kim Kardashian West. After re-emerging on social media and refreshing her website and app, it appears that Mrs. West is changing up her look, too, with a return to girl-boss fashion, ’80s-style. Swapping out her Calabasas track pants for distressed denim, Kardashian West elevated her faded blues with a key piece of retro power dressing: the strong-shouldered jacket.

Taking cues from 1980s shoulder pads, she joins a recent resurgence of designers revisiting Dynasty-era tailoring, including Olivier Rousteing at Balmain and David Koma at Mugler. The retro silhouette was given a sleek, modern makeover thanks to a slim lapel, but it was Kardashian West’s fresh accessorizing—note the lip ring—that lifted the ensemble into the territory of 21st-century CEO chic.

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