Nicole Richie Found the Cool Girl's Version of the Holiday Party Outfit

There are hundreds of different outfit formulas one could follow when putting together the perfect holiday look. It just depends on what you're in the mood for. If you're going for a playful feel, consider this insanely affordable and versatile H&M dress. But if you want something a bit more unconventional for your next holiday outing, look no further than Nicole Richie's three-piece ensemble.

She was seen out in New York City last night sporting what we're officially considering the cool-girl version of the typical holiday party outfit. Rocking an emerald-green velvet blazer and matching pants, Richie offered up a comfortable and festive alternative to, say, a party dress. She added a pop of color (and some sparkle) with a multi-colored glitter top, while a pair of sleek black boots grounded the look and added a perfect final touch.

Read on to see Nicole Richie's version of the holiday party outfit and shop similar pairings for yourself.