Kourtney and Khloé Spill on Spring Kollection (& Say 'It's Our Job to Make Fun Of' Kim's Style Choices)
Now that spring’s around the corner, we’re all about giving you warm-weather wardrobe inspiration. So we decided to enlist the help of two very stylish sisters you may be familiar with: Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian. From their new spring clothing line and best dressing tips to their sister Kim Kardashian‘s penchant for wearing neutral pieces, Kourt and Khloé chatted with PEOPLE about all things style.
PEOPLE: Out of all the sisters, who would you say is the most fashion-forward and daring? And who has the closet that the other sisters most want to raid?
Khloé: I’d say me!
Kourtney: Obviously me!
PEOPLE: You guys pick on Kim’s neutral wardrobe on the show. Do you think her style has transformed a lot since being a mom?
Khloé: She is all about neutrals at the moment, but it is our job as sisters to make fun of each other. We do it with love.
PEOPLE: Do you hold clothing swaps with each other?
Khloé: We often borrow items from each other and then invent new looks with them.
Kourtney: When I was pregnant, I wore a floor length white maxi dress and when Kim was pregnant, she used it too. I was more than happy to lend it to her because it was SO comfortable!
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PEOPLE: What’s one piece you think every girl should own?
Khloé: A staple dress that she feels ready to conquer the world in.
Kourtney: A jacket or blazer with a perfect fit. It ties an outfit together and adds sophistication. Plus, you can wear it all the time, and in so many ways.
PEOPLE: What are your top style tips for summer dressing?
Khloé: Be colorful, whether you are mixing solid colors or including one key item in pastels like cobalt blue, yellow or coral, it will brighten up the room. Dare yourself to be colorful even those of you who play it safe with neutrals.
Kourtney: Take items that are typically more casual like jeans or shorts and dress them up by pairing them with a billowy blouse. Summer for me is bohemian, eclectic and I always love white for summer. I love layering in summer too because it can be so hot outside and so cold indoors.
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PEOPLE: What was the main inspiration behind the spring/summer clothing line?
Khloé: There’s a romance and sexiness to spring, but this year, after such a long cold winter, we wanted to include bolder and unique pieces.
Kourtney: Not only are we inspired by what we see on the red carpet, in magazines and at fashion shows, but also what we see when traveling, watching movies, a flower arrangement — it can be anywhere!
PEOPLE: There are a lot of fun prints in the new collection. Do you have any tips for pulling off mixed prints?
Kourtney: Mixing prints is very modern and playful. Pick patterns in the same color palette, like black and white. Go for it, mix it up!
Khloé: Kourtney knows just how to mix prints, with her wardrobe and with her interior design. For those that are less adventurous, try pulling the look together with a solid jacket.
PEOPLE: What’s your favorite piece from the line?
Khloé: Our leopard jumpsuit is back by popular demand. A jumpsuit is so comfortable, sexy and versatile. Pair it with mules, a high heel, boots or even designer sneakers.
Kourtney: We created a moto jacket with a floral print. I love the juxtaposition of the feminine motif but with the edgier silhouette.
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PEOPLE: What’s the design process like? Do you hold formal meetings where you map out ideas? Or is it more casual?
Kourtney: We are constantly talking fashion amongst ourselves — from what caught our eye on a red carpet recently to a vintage fashion campaign. Then, when we come together once a month for our design meetings, we go through every detail of every piece before it goes into production and eventually hits stores.
Khloé: We create inspiration boards from tear sheets and fabrics we’ve come across and then we zero in on the fit, the fabrics and the silhouettes. Top of mind for us too is what our fans tell us on social media they are missing in their wardrobes.
PEOPLE: How is it working with your sisters on something like this? Do things ever get heated?
Khloé: Luckily each of us naturally focuses on different elements of the line. I keep an eye on the fit, Kourtney focuses on fabrics and Kim looks at the overall styling. This is our family business and as sisters we sometimes bicker, but the three of us have a creative flow that works for us and works for the line.
Kourtney: Our line is the result of three women who love fashion but who have different body types and different points of view. There’s something for everyone.
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PEOPLE: Khloé is tall, and Kourtney, you’re petite. How important is it to dress for your body shape?
Khloé: Celebrate your height and your shape! That sounds corny, but you have to fight the urge to cover up because it is never flattering.
Kourtney: When you shop for pieces that are uniquely flattering on your body, you’ll wear them with more confidence. If you try to pick pieces that look good in the magazines but are not right for you, they will end up wasting space in your closet or being something you regret wearing later. However, I am all about trying and updating when it comes to fashion.
PEOPLE: Are you already thinking about what’s next for the line?
Kourtney: Our pre-fall Kollection that hits stores in July is sporty with mesh textures but polished. The color palette includes neutrals but also touches of rose and mint green.
Khloé: Sexy pieces for July will continue to be the classic pencil skirt and crop tops that can serve as layering pieces for those who don’t dare to bare and a slightly longer moto jacket.
The Kardashian Kollection is available at Sears and Sears.com. What do you think of the new looks? What will you be buying? Share your thoughts below.
–Brittany Talarico, reporting by Jen Garcia