Not that we¬'re scientists or anything, but our personal studies of celebrity and style have shown that when it comes to setting trends Nicole Richie is at the front of the pack. Please examine the following facts: she made super-large shades current, ushered in the return of headscarves (particularly vintage Pucci and Hermes), and when she started using Chanel bag chains as bracelets, jewelry companies immediately began producing similar items. Since Nicole¬'s such a fashion frontrunner¬--and has kindly supported this site from the get go¬--we knew she¬'d be the perfect, inaugural guest editor for WhoWhatWearDaily.com.
Nicole was impressively dedicated to her guest-editor responsibilities and promptly appeared at our office to make her selects. Clad in a white Sportmax t-shirt, dark gray Tsubi jeans, Christian Louboutin heels (the ones highlighted here), and a black fedora, Nicole sorted through stacks of photos, look books, and products to assemble her must-have picks for summer. All the product details of her choices can be found after the jump!
Nicole picked swimwear by Eres. The style of the bandeau top is Show, the bottom is Anelie, and the color of the suit is Mambo (top, $177, bottom $174). Go to eres.fr for a store location near you. This suit is from the Rodeo Drive boutique, 310.246.1008.
While Nicole chooses vintage jewelry for its uniqueness, she liked this turquoise and gold necklace and noted how similar it is to a piece she owns. Stephen Dweck Turquoise Necklace from the Veracruz Collection. ($945, neimanmarcus.com)
When it comes to shoes, Nicole usually goes for the red-soled loveliness of Louboutins. This pair of Christian Louboutin Fox Trot Platform Slingbacks is no longer available online, but Saks will search their store stock if you call them at 877.551.7257. There were a few pairs on net-a-porter.com and they were also recently available at the Christian Louboutin store in Beverly Hills. ($710, 310.246.9300)
The pink, vintage, round sunglasses Nicole picked are available at The Way We Wore. There are similar styles on the store¬'s website, thewaywewore.com, or call for the exact pair. ($65, 323.937.0878)
While Nicole rarely wears makeup in real life, she¬'s devoted to her Essie polish. For either of her favorite shades, Bordeaux and Baby¬'s Breath, visit the Essie Boutique. ($8 each, essie.com)
For a wider-legged jean, Nicole picked these bell-bottoms called the Levi¬'s Vintage Clothing 1966 646 Jeans. They¬'re reproduced from a vintage, unisex pair of 646s and she liked the Studio Worn color shown here. ($285, levis.com)
Ever the dedicated Chanel shopper, Nicole called out this striped sweater from the Spring 07 collection. (price and availability upon request, chanel.com for store information)
Until Nicole finds a new bag to swoon over, she¬'s sticking to tried-and-true favorites like this turquoise Hermes Birkin bag. (price and availability upon request, hermes.com for store information)