Hot in Harlow, Cute in Kate: The Best Pieces From Nicole Richie’s Fashion Empire

August 20, 2012  |  
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Nicole Richie has been dubbed the queen of “boho chic” and has found a way to transform her effortless yet sophisticated sense of style into a lucrative fashion business. The adopted daughter of legendary singer Lionel Richie, who has a net worth of about $4 million, has appeared in ads for Bongo jeans and Jimmy Choo, which no doubt fueled her interest in the business of fashion even further. Richie’s first fashion accessories line, House of Harlow 1960, named for her daughter, is a nod to the vibrant colors and geometric jewelry and shoes that were a vital part of 60s style. The line was launched in 2009, along with Nicole Richie’s Winter Kate collection (also named after her daughter), which features the over-sized blouses, maxi skirts and dress shorts that are staples in bohemian wardrobes. Richie also created a line of maternity clothing for Pea in the Pod, and modeled the clothing during her own pregnancies.

In February of this year, the fashion mogul introduced the Nicole Richie Collection for QVC; the prices for clothing begin at about $75, making the outfits more affordable to the general public. According to Richie, she wanted this line to give women something fabulous to wear at a moment’s notice, at a budget-friendly price. With the power of QVC behind the line, the Nicole Richie Collection has a great chance for success–much like the designer’s other ventures.

Looking to update your wardrobe this fall? These beautiful pieces from Nicole Richie’s accessory and clothing lines will help you pull off the easy-going, refined style you’re going for.

This tribal ring will definitely serve as a conversation piece. The burgundy accents and sundial shape are the ideal accessory to a manicure, and looks great with both professional and more playful clothing. You can purchase the ring on the House of Harlow 1960 website for $95.

 You can show off your updo with these ivory and gold tribal earrings, as they give an exotic look to any outfit. An over-sized blouse of pair of dress shorts from the Nicole Richie Collection would go well with these earrings–along with a pair of House of Harlow sunglasses, of course. These accessories cost $70 at Bloomingdale’s.

House of Harlow’s “Marie” sunglasses are fabulously accented with black turtle, and the semi-dark lenses make it easier for you to show off your full lashes while you’re shielding your skin from the sun. You can find these for about $125 on the House of Harlow website, or on websites like Piperlime or Zappos.

A loose-fitting blouse in neutral shades that look great on every skin tone, like the Anjali blouse from Nicole Richie’s Winter Kate collection, is a fall wardrobe must. This blouse looks great with jeans or a skirt, and even makes a classy addition to a business suit. The top is around $130, and can be found on the House of Harlow website, or at stores like Saks Fifth Avenue.

Low-key, urbane style is encouraged this autumn, which is why this Kye flat from House of Harlow belongs in your closet. These work well with skinny jeans, mid-length skirts or slacks, and the dual texture and slightly monochromatic look of the shoe make them immediately interesting. These shoes can be ordered on the House of Harlow website, and are available in a number of animal prints. You can also find them at Bloomingdale’s for $195.

A large handbag to carry all your essential items in is a fall fashion staple. The Phoenix purse from Winter Kate is simplistic style at its finest; the striped detail on each side add a little character to the accessory and make it appropriate for the workplace–or any place. The bag is currently on sale for $348 on the House of Harlow website, and is also available in black.

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