Though much about Nicole Richie has changed over the years┬--she's gone from blonde to brunette and back a half dozen times, settled down and had two children, and published a best-selling book┬--one thing remains the same: her instantly recognizable and oft-imitated modern bohemian personal style. Given her fashion-icon status and super successful jewelry line, House of Harlow 1960, it was a natural progression for Richie to throw her hat in the women's wear ring and launch a contemporary line of clothing. Her debut collection, which she dubbed Winter Kate after her daughter's two middle names, is comprised of effortless pieces┬--including print-silk bed jackets, breezy blouses, and suede fringed vests┬--that are a love letter to the inspirational haute-hippie looks we've come to expect from the multi-tasking mom. Even better: for today's Line We Love, Richie kindly selected a few of her favorite items and shared her style secrets for how she'd wear each piece! Read on for all the details on these Winter Kate delights and be sure to check out the entire collection too...
Opy Jacket ($225)
Much like Ms. Richie, your WhoWhatWear.com editors also have a fondness for loose and luxurious bed jackets┬--they're equal parts laid-back and chic. This lovely cardi-coat is perfect to layer over a tank top during the day and pair with your favorite skinny jeans (instead of your go-to blazer, as Richie recommends) and heels to transition into an evening ensemble. Style-stalkers take note: Richie has been snapped wearing this exact number around town, so be sure to pick this piece up pronto!
Dylan Vest ($1375)
When we saw the impeccable Vanessa Traina donning this crochet vest in the Winter Kate look book, it was love at first sight! This intricately cutout suede waistcoat is sexy to be sure, and but we also quite like the two other Winter Kate vests: the Hudson ($260) and the Gypsy Rose ($248) in either black or ivory. Try layering any of these iterations over your favorite tank top or well-worn band tee, and jeans┬--as Richie smartly suggests┬--to get the maximum mileage out of these vintage-inspired gems!
Ginger Jacket ($145)
The pretty petal designs on the Ginger Jacket are the perfect way to add a little flower power to your wardrobe rotation. We love the dolman sleeves and airy shape of this pale top, and can't wait to snatch up this style in yellow, too! Pair it with House of Harlow 1960's Abalone Station Necklace ($175) and the Key Cocktail Ring ($55) for lazy Sunday brunch or an al fresco evening in Malibu or Montauk.
Meadow Cami ($98)
This Meadow Cami is a must-have for many reasons: the sixties-inspired psychedelic print is perfect, plus the low-cut neckline and easy-fit means this top will go with everything in your closet (we are partial to the purple one, but it also comes in red and yellow!). Toss on this trippy tank before you head off to your favorite music festivals this spring and be prepared to field handfuls of clothing-centric compliments! ┬--Kate Mulling