Nicole Richie’s Style Led by Comfort

Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie transformed her royal blue Safiyaa suit with Jimmy Choo's merlot-colored velvet Ari heels.
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To round out her year of standout style, Nicole Richie is also gearing up for the holidays with her daughter, Harlow, and son, Sparrow. Yet her motherly duties only sometimes overlap with her style-setting ways.

“I think of fashion as a form of self-expression, as long as it’s appropriate,” she said. “My son had a mohawk until last week. I love a mohawk, of course, but he made that decision on his own.”

As for her own style, comfort is key for Richie. “[It] leads everything,” she insisted. “I’m not the girl who will wear 7-inch heels and be miserable all night.”

It’s fitting that Richie will be honored next week at the Footwear News Achievement Awards as the Style Influencer of the Year.