These Are All The Style Items Kanye West Hated So Much He Told Kim To Stop Wearing Them

Kanye is 100% the man behind Kim's style.

With an amassed social media following that exceeds the population of Canada and the UK combined, Kim Kardashian-West's influence is undeniable.

As one of the most influential people in the world, Kim's style has become imitated and emulated over and over - but it hasn't always been that way. 

It's no secret that, before Kanye, Kim Kardashian wasn't known for her sense of style. Back in 2007, her closet consisted of thick waist belts, brown sunglasses and tinted lip gloss. Just a year before hooking up with her now-husband, she was a fan of cork wedges and animal prints. So it comes as no surprise that one of Kanye's first moves when they got together was to clear out Kim's closet. Since then, Kim has been killing it with a style that has evolved from sparkly mini skirts to sleek designer labels.

Here are all the ways she's changed since hooking up with Kanye:

She can't wear big sunglasses anymore

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People reported that in the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim confessed Kanye sends her emails with fashion do's and don'ts. “He sent me a whole email like, ‘You cannot wear big glasses anymore. It’s all about tiny little glasses,’” she told best friend Jonathan Cheban.

She has better shoes

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If you haven't noticed yet, Kim's choice of shoes has become way more fashion-forward in the last five years, and it's all thanks to Kanye. "When we first started dating, he went through my closet, he put everything he thought wasn't cool enough in a pile," told Live! With Kelly And Michael back in 2015.

The first thing to go? A bunch of shoes. The reality star said she ‘started crying’ when she saw the pile, which she said was as tall as ‘the ceiling.’ 

She wears designer clothes

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Shoes weren't the only thing Kanye wiped clean from Kim's closet. In his 2012 appearance on KUWTK, the rapper made a big show of cleaning out her old clothes and replacing them with designer duds. The result? A way better dressed Kim.

She doesn't smile on the red carpet anymore

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Gone are the days when 2007 Kimmy K had a perma-smile on at every red carpet event. If we were lucky, we even got to see her flash a peace sign. Unfortunately, her now-husband Kanye seems to be physically unable to smile, and it seems she now also doesn't smile on red carpets. Maybe it's a fashion thing, or maybe she's doing it out of solidarity.

Fur-lined bags are a no-no

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This big was a definite 'no' for Kanye when he appeared on KUWTK in 2012. Kim may have cried over having to throw it out, but we think the rapper did her a favour. Since then, we've not seen Kim lug around any fur-lined dog bags.

Her Instagram game has changed

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The Queen of Selfies has now become the Queen of Polaroids. Her whole feed has changed tone - she's really toned down on the duck faces - and to be honest, we love it, so thank you Kanye.

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Jennifer Browne World traveller, photographer and word enthusiast. I like to spend my time creating content, eating ice cream and re-watching Game of Thrones episodes. Never met a piece of pizza I didn’t like. Follow me on Instagram @jenbrwne