Nicole Richie is one of our favorite style icons. Her ever-changing look always inspires us to try something different. After all, there seems to be no trend that Richie hasn’t touched. Lavender hair? Check. Boh-chic? Check. Over-sized “bug” sunglasses? Check. That’s why we were thrilled when Richie sat down with Glamour magazine to discuss all of her style dos and don’ts.

First, let’s start with Richie’s outlook on office attire. Not surprisingly, she’s not one for the traditional business pantsuit. Instead, she suggests having fun while you work. “We’re in a different time now. You can’t be so serious about fashion. People really appreciate personal style. For work I throw on a lot of jewelry.”

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Speaking of personal style, be sure you’re being true to yourself. Everything isn’t going to look great on you, and guess what? That’s okay! “If I don’t want to wear high heels, then I’m not going to. I’m 5’1”. Even if I wear five-inch heels, what’s the tallest I’m going to be, 5’6”? Who’s that scaring? Nobody. So I’ll wear flats and just be full-blown in my shortness rather than try to be somebody I’m not. And there are plenty of outfits that I’ll try on and be like, ‘Wow. This is a beautiful, sick, sexy dress. This would look much better on somebody taller than me.’ And that’s fine.”

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And finally, if you’re feeling like your style isn’t working for everyone else — who cares? You have to be true to you! “There’s nothing cooler and more attractive than being 100 percent, authentically you. As long as you’re doing that, you’re winning.”

Most of the time we don’t take Richie too seriously — hello, have you seen Candidly Nicole? She’s a jokester to say the least. But when it comes to fashion and style tips, this girl is no laughing matter!

Head over to Glamour to read more!

What do you think of Nicole Richie’s dos and don’ts?

Michelle Manetti is a graduate of Pace University and has a degree in Communication Studies with a concentration of Media Studies. She met Marc Jacobs in an elevator once. She also believes that yoga, Liquiteria and a Hunter Thompson book could save the world.

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