One trend I can never understand is cycling shorts. In my opinion, these should only really be worn on a road bike (rather as a substitute for trousers). But the Kardashians have been trying to make cycling shorts the new leggings for over a year—something I was dubious of until I saw Kourtney Kardashian's latest outfit. Kourtney wore a pair of black shorts with a cinched-in denim jacket and pair of mesh mules by Yeezy along with a teeny-tiny Louis Vuitton handbag.
I never thought I'd believe that the Kardashians should have even more press coverage than they do, but bear with me. Here it goes: Why doesn't Kourtney Kardashian's style get more attention? Kim Kardashian West's and Kendall and Kylie Jenner's every outfit have at least five online stories dedicated to them, and they have broken into the fashion industry as a result of magazine covers and partnerships. But Kourtney is doing something just as interesting (if not more) with her styling.
Over the past year, Kourtney has seriously upped her game, graduating from her signature leopard-printed pieces and Birkin bags to a more adventurous look that is still in keeping with the overall Kardashian aesthetic. She still opts for formfitting pieces, but she also plays with proportions and silhouettes, layering sweeping robe coats over jeans and mixing tight tops with exaggerated trousers.
Her new style is thanks to a change in stylist, as last year, the family stopped working with Monica Rose, who was key to creating the recognisable "Kardashian look." The sisters are now working with their own stylists, so instead of a uniform of nude body-cons, we are naturally seeing more of a difference between the sisters' wardrobes. Kendall is now being dressed by Beyoncé's stylist, Marni Senofonte, while Kim is working with Who What Wear columnist and Brit stylist Avigail Collins. Kourtney is working with stylist Dani Michelle, who says she has an "edgy approach to fashion
Style Notes: Kourtney is often seen wearing her mini Louis Vuitton backpack.
Style Notes: Oversized checked blazers are a Kourtney Kardashian staple, and here, she pairs hers with denim cutoffs, a white T-shirt and red patent boots.
Style Notes: During Paris fashion week, Kourtney wore a pair of mossy green vinyl trousers with combat boots (with the laces left undone) and a half-tucked black jumper.
Style Notes: The Kardashian family is partly responsible for the athleisure phenomenon. Here, Kourtney wore silky orange tracksuit trousers with a black knit and white trainers.
Style Notes: This Kourtney Kardashian three-piece outfit combo is simple to re-create—all you need is a double-breasted blazer, blue jeans and white backless mules.
Style Notes: At the Cannes Film Festival, Kourtney did the statement-sleeve thing in an off-the-shoulder white dress paired with a pair of giant gold cross earrings.
Style Notes: A love of athleisure is in the Kardashian DNA, but Kourtney shows how to make it look sleek by wearing a shiny all-black tracksuit with red stripes with a black tank top and a baseball cap.
Next up, see the 20 style secrets that come Kendall Jenner–approved.