Best Dressed 2013: Nicole Richie’s Move From Boho To Oh-So-Chic Puts Her In The No.9 Spot

22 December 2013 by

Nicole Richie leathered up a lot this year [Rex]

Long gone are the paisley maxi dresses, trinket necklaces and furry gilets of Nicole Richie’s former fashion life. For 2013 this style maven – and successful designer – flipped her wardrobe upside down and into a much sleeker realm. Tomboy replaced hippy as her modus operandi: leather trousers and boyish brogues were in the place of flared jeans and stacked platforms. When it came to the red carpet, Nicole played up to the new proportions of golden bob, using it as a razor sharp starting point for monochrome suiting or rock-chick glitzy dresses.

A particularly high point for Miss Richie was across the summer, when she holidayed in the Cote D’Azur. From the Issa jersey-draped zebra gown with a plunging neckline to her enviably simple concoction of a cornflower blue bikini crop top (from a label Made by Dawn that the Grazia fashion team are now more than a bit obsessed with) and denim shorts proved that pared back is the new fashion forward.

It’s hard to imagine the Nicole Richie we first encountered during her years with former super-pal Paris Hilton in The Simple Life – we don’t think you’ll ever catch this style maven in a velour tracksuit or pink boob tube again. The Hollywood girl’s naughty sense of humour remains in tact, but there’s nothing silly about her Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Balmain-stuffed wardrobe. We can’t wait to see what fashion moves she makes in 2014.

Scroll through the gallery below to see some of Nicole’s best looks from the year >>

Nicole Richie at the Licensing Expo 2014 - June 17, 2014

Nicole Richie at the QVC 5th Annual Red Carpet Style event - February 28, 2014

Nicole Richie at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala - May 5, 2014

Nicole Richie In Emilio Pucci at Audemars Piguet Exhibit in the Collectors' Lounge at Art Basel Miami Beach - 05 December 2013

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Nicole Richie at Who What Wear event - 24 October 2013

Nicole Richie in Antonio Berardi, Vivienne Westwood shoes and Jennifer Meyer earrings at Style Awards - 4 September 2013

Nicole Richie in Armani Prive at Style Awards - 4 September 2013

Nicole Richie in Dolce & Gabbana at Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Gala - 17 October 2013

Nicole Richie at Simone Camille Trunk Show - 28 August 2013

Nicole Richie in Cote d’Azur - 23 August 2013

Nicole Richie in Cote d’Azur - 23 August 2013

Nicole Richie in Givenchy in Cote d’Azur - 23 August 2013

Nicole Richie in Cote d’Azur - 23 August 2013

Nicole Richie in Cote d’Azur - 23 August 2013

Nicole Richie in Cote d’Azur - 23 August 2013

Nicole Richie in J Brand and bra by Alexander Wang at The 'Today Show', New York, America - 04 Jun 2013

Nicole Richie wearing Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane at AOL Digital Content Newsfront, New York - 30 April 2013

Nicole Richie in Antonio Berardi out and about, New York - 08 Aug 2013

Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Nicole Richie at the Balmain LA Dinner at Chateau Marmont - May 2, 2013

Nicole Richie in Valentino with Frank Ocean at Valentino's Autumn Winter 2013 show, Paris Fashion Week, Mach 2013

Nicole Richie in Stella McCartney at Stella McCartney's Autumn Winter 2013 show at Paris Fashion Week, March 2013

Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan at Golden Globe Awards, January 2013

Nicole Richie, LA, January 2013

Nicole Richie in Lorena Sarbu at the Baby2Baby Gala, November 2012

Nicole Richie, LA, September 2012

Nicole Richie at the NCLR ALMA Awards, LA, September 2012

Nicole Richie, LA, August 2012

Nicole Richie with daughter Harlow, LA, 2012

Nicole Richie, New York, September 2010


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