Kim Kardashian's Favorite Black Leather Balmain Blazer: Get the Look for Less
The newly married reality star, 33, has made the gold-buttoned lapeled piece by Balmain a staple in her wardrobe, wearing it repeatedly in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, March 11, Kardashian broke out the blazer at Miami's airport with her sister, Khloe Kardashian. She paired it with a plunging navy blue dress with gathered seams, gold ankle-strap heels, and a pair of black aviator sunglasses. Two days later, she wore the jacket again, this time with a more casual look. The versatile blazer paired well with a relaxed white V-neck T-shirt, cropped skinny jeans, and the same pair of gold heels.
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Two weeks later, on Tuesday, March 25, the blazer made an appearance in New York City. Kardashian strolled with West, 36, wearing it with another pair of black sunglasses, a heather grey V-neck T-shirt, and grey jeans. Kardashian and her Balmain buddy then returned to Los Angeles in May. She threw the leather piece on over a black V-neck T-shirt, which was tucked into a pair of high-waisted pants.
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The blazer then went international, traveling with Kardashian and West to Prague after their Italian wedding in late May. The newly christened Mrs. West wore it with black leather pants and an oversized red printed scarf in the Czech Republic city on May 30. Because she couldn't have returned to the states in anything else, the married woman arrived at Los Angeles International Airport in the jacket on Sunday, June 1, pairing it with another V-neck and black pants.
Copy the millionaire's favorite look without breaking the bank for Balmain with these wallet-friendly options.
Credit: (L-R) H&M's Jersey Jacket, Generation Love's Open-Front Faux-Leather Blazer, Joseph's College Jersey Blazer
Take inspiration from the black-and-gold palette with Joseph's College Jersey Blazer ($208.25 on sale, TheOutnet.com). The jacket features a similar lapel and gold buttons on the sleeves and fasteners.
H&M's Jersey Jacket ($49.95, hm.com) mirrors the nipped waist of Kardashian's go-to piece. It also boasts the six buttons on the lapel that can be seen on the Balmain blazer.
For the leather lovers, try Generation Love's Open-Front Faux-Leather Blazer ($99.00 on sale, NeimanMarcus.com). The blazer has a shawl collar and the visual detail of hip pockets and a chest pocket.