Of all the celebrity styles that I crush over, Nicole Richie is probably the one I most wish to emulate.
Even when she was a little strung-out and wobbling alongside Paris Hilton in clothes that were borderline inappropriate or trashy, I still thought that she was really rocking her look. Of course, at that time she and I were both younger, and inappropriate and trashy were pseudo-acceptable.
However, Richie cleaned up and grew up, and so did her style. She took her trip from club-kid to celeb-of-the-moment and turned it into an outlet for her fashion savvy. Now a married mother of two, Richie is a successful jewelry and clothing designer for her lines House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate (respectively). Sidebar: she was also the ONLY reason to watch Fashion Star (a poor man’s Project Runway with “runway shows” that look more like an unrehearsed attempt at a live music video).
Also in her favor is that she’s not just pretty to look at… girlfriend is hilarious!
It’s not a stretch to say that Richie refined, and now epitomizes, American boho chic. Boho (bohemian and hippie influences) is not a difficult look to create (see: 95% of the photos of Mary Kate Olsen), but boho AND chic is trickier, and that’s what Richie is consistently able to attain. Above all, Richie has always looked perfectly at home in whatever she wears. She is at ease and exudes confidence in her body and her look. Love it and love her.
Check out House of Harlow 1960 here,
Winter Kate here,
and visit Nicole Richie’s official website here.