How to Get the Kim Kardashian Jewelry Look on a Budget

Kim Kardashian
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As the world’s most photographed woman, Kim Kardashian West has the Midas touch. Whether it’s the latest choker necklace, contouring makeup stick, or Balmain jacket, if Kim K. wears it, we’ve got to have it. And that means commercial gold for the designers and brands she embraces and endorses.

But let’s face it, most of us real-world girls (as opposed to reality show stars) can’t afford the couture fashions and megawatt jewels that Mrs. Kanye West has at her disposal. To help you get the sexy Kim Kardashian jewelry look on a budget, we’ve rounded up a few lookalikes that would fool even the peskiest paparazzi. Happy shopping!

Black and Gold Rope Choker at Topshop $25. Photo courtesy of
Black and Gold Rope Choker at Topshop is $25. Photo Courtesy of

Ropes Ahoy

Onboard with Balmain
Onboard with Balmain. Photo Courtesy of

Arriving at a yacht party at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Kiki put this spectacular rope-trimmed Balmain dress and choker on the fashion map. The designer necklace was originally $3,500, and the sold-out H&M version still pops up on eBay and Etsy.

You can get this bold Kim Kardashian look, in black and gold, at Topshop for only $25.


Kim Kardashian's Designer Corset Choker. vs. Desired Empire found on
Kim’s corset choker and lookalike style. Photo Courtesy of DesiredEmpire on Etsy.

Of Course You Need a Corset

Kim was quick to adapt to the romantic Victorian jewelry revival; she’s a big fan of chokers in all widths and materials. Her naughty corset-style necklace (above left) is reminiscent of lace-up bodices and waist-cinchers from the turn of the 20th century. The model (right), wears a similar but more affordable style. It’s available for $9.95 from DesiredEmpire on Etsy.

14K Gold Initial Pendants, $175 each via Sevgi on Etsy.
14K Gold Initial Pendants by Sevgi, $175 each on Etsy.

Multiple Medallions

Kim Kardashian at the MTV Awards. Photo courtesy of

Snapped at the MTV Awards in layered gold medallions, Kim knows how to make the most of a plunging neckline. Start collecting your own charms-on-chains, or buy a multistrand necklace with the built-in layered look.

We love the 14K gold initial pendants from Sevgi, available for $175 each on Etsy.


Identify with Kim

Celine Gold I.D. Necklace
Celine Gold I.D. Necklace.

Kris Jenner has been known to borrow her daughter’s gold I.D. chain necklace by the French fashion house Céline. The real thing goes for over $1,000, but we found similar silver- and gold-tone styles at, starting at $15.




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