"It's really attainable," the risk-taking trendsetter says of her wardrobe

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April 11, 2019 02:00 PM

While she’s known for showing off her famous curves in body-hugging dresses and modeling custom Yeezy designs by husband Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West still believes her style isn’t as aspirational as some people may think.

“I have always been extremely simple and really relatable,” Kardashian West, 38, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue on newsstands now.

What she wears, she says, ultimately depends on her mood. “If I am going through a sweatpants and heels phase or more of a dressy phase, it has always been something that I think other people can kind of have their own version of,” the star says.

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She continues, “It’s really attainable.”

  • For more on Kim’s style influence, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands everywhere Friday, April 12. 

However, the trendsetting star understands that not all of her high fashion, couture look are everyone’s taste. “Maybe not certain dresses. Like, maybe not certain things, like the Mugler dress, that are so exquisite and different,” Kardashian West says. “But I think my everyday style for sure is really accessible.”

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Kardashian West credits her fashion awakening to husband Kanye West, who overhauled her closet and introduced her to fashion designers when the pair first began dating in 2012.

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“My style has definitely evolved,” she says. “When I met Kanye and he really started to bring me to Paris he introduced me to a bunch of people. I think one of the first people I met were [designers] Riccardo Tisci and Alber Elbaz.”

Kardashian West’s conversations with the industry leaders opened her eyes to the fashion world.

“When I went to Montreal to the Mugler exhibit [in February] or when I went to the Alaïa exhibit with Mr. Alaïa [in 2014], I learned so much along the way from so many of the best people in the world,” she says, adding, “So my appreciation has changed enormously.”

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