Admit It: Nicole Richie Was Your First Style Crush (And Still Is)

Nicole Richie has been a style icon since way back (well at least since 2006 when she helped make the Balenciaga Classic City Bag ($2580) the icon that it is today), and as today is her birthday, it’s the perfect excuse to look back at some of her best looks.

Her red carpet looks are always flawless, but what we love most is her off-duty style, which is partly down to her fashion label House Of Harlow 1960. With so many perfectly boho designs at her fingertips, we’d be surprised if she didn’t always look like a perfect 10.

Over the years, Richie has inspired us to try oversized sunglasses, carry a Balenciaga handbag, wear a slip dress before everyone else, and she always reminds us to channel our inner boho vibes.

Click through to see some of our favourite Nicole Richie looks and the style tip we can learn from each, and then shop House Of Harlow 1960 to dress just like her.


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Give a pretty colourful dress more 'edge' with black heels.


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Metallic pleats? Nicole is way ahead of her time. Wear the trend now with a plain white tee for day.


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We told you, zebra print is coming back.


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How to do man-style dressing 101: Add brogues, and still show a hint of skin.


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This is what weekends are all about. Ankle boots and denim shorts are your new weekend uniform.


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Nicole Richie has been wearing slip dresses since way back. We love this one paired with a matching jacket.


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Mini bags add elegance (and don't weigh you down).


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Balance out a mini dress like Richie by finding one with long sleeves.


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And just like that, emerald green feels brand new again.


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Nicole Richie is the reason why we can't get over our oversized sunglasses.

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Amanda Bardas