Celebrity Fashion Inspiration: Nicole Richie

by ragqueens

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Nicole Richie pictured above wearing House of Harlow headband

Nicole Camille Richie is American fashion designer, author, actress, and television personality. She’s come a long way from her days as Paris Hilton’s sidekick on “The Simple Life,” and her style has progressively made her one of the most prominent fashion icons, as she practically coined the term “boho-chic” as her own. Some of her signature pieces include maxi dresses, blazers, oversized sunglasses, and headbands/body jewelry.

How to dress like Nicole Richie:

1. Masculine + Feminine

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One of the more consistent trends in Nicole Richie’s style is her tendency to mix masculine jackets & blazers with feminine pieces underneath.

Get the look:

Nicole Richie: Blazer + Dress

Dorothy Perkins kohls dress

Oasis floral print blazer
$105 – oasis-stores.com

On the left you can see that Nicole keeps her color palette simple using only blacks and whites, and by doing this, it really makes her red nails pop! So for this look I used a black baby doll dress with a white peter pan collar and paired it a floral blazer on a black base. Not everyone can wear heels on a daily basis, so for Nicole’s shoes I found a similar pair of pointed toe boots from Topshop. And of course, no Nicole Richie look is complete without her signature oversized sunglasses.

2. Tunics

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Tunic tops & dresses are often a go-to choice for Nicole Richie and are a staple item in her wardrobe.

Get the look:

Nicole Richie: Tunic Dress

Tory burch top

Qube leopard print flat
$38 – pret-a-beaute.com

Rose gold jewelry
$55 – pret-a-beaute.com

Pictured on the left, Nicole is wearing a long blue tunic dress decorated with white flowers and combined with gold and red accessories. For the inspired outfit, I picked a blue mini tunic dress with embroidered white lace on the edges and used similar accessories to wrap it all together. I chose cheetah print sandals with gold details because Nicole often uses cheetah print in her outfits. Finally, I added this red & gold ring to add some flair to the outfit just like Nicole did with her red bangle on the left.

3. Maxi, maxi, maxi!

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Nicole Richie is queen of maxi dresses.

Get the look:

Nicole Richie: Maxi, maxi, maxi!

Jane Norman crop top
$11 – janenorman.co.uk

Gladiator sandals
$91 – italian-boutique.com

River Island zipper bag
$32 – riverisland.com

Ray Ban ray ban wayfarer
$210 – harrods.com

Nicole Richie’s bohemian style begins and ends with long, flowy maxi dresses. Nicole cleverly uses florals, abstract & graphic prints, and solid-colored dresses to create length and really make a statement. She was spotted on the left wearing an outfit that featured a color palette perfect for fall, so I imitated her style on the right with a similarly-colored cropped sweater. I mixed things up with a long floral maxi skirt and also included brown leather gladiator sandals, a brown leather cross body bag, and Rayban wayfarer sunglasses.

4. Hair & Make-Up

winged eyeliner

Above, Nicole Richie showcases the perfect way to pull off the cat eyeliner look.

Get the look:

Nicole Richie: Hair & Make-Up

T3 curling iron

Sisley cheek bronzer
$105 – liberty.co.uk

Beauty-wise, Nicole Richie is most often seen with loose, wavy hair, smoky eyes or cat-eyed eyeliner, and sun-kissed skin. You can get this look with liquid eyeliner, a curling iron, and a good bronzer.