Nicole Richie doesn't wear black because it "brings her down".
The 32-year-old star is known for her individual style and has her own clothing and jewellery line, House of Harlow.
In an interview for Philadelphia Style magazine, conducted by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicole described her taste.
"I’ve always been someone who’s extremely relaxed in my everyday life. I’m not the girl who can wear awful seven-inch heels all night. I keep it simple - I consider myself to be a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl who just accessorises a lot," she smiled.
"But I try to focus less on the actual items and more on the way they make me feel. I like colour around my face because it does something to me emotionally. I don’t like to wear black because it brings me down."
Nicole, who is the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, also recalled what triggered her love of fashion. She credits one person in particular who helped start her journey.
"Back in the '80s, my dad had a costume designer named Edna, and she would make me matching tour outfits out of his excess fabric. We’re talking jewels and sequins, very flashy," Nicole explained.
"She’d let me come to work with her in downtown LA, and she showed me how she makes all these costumes. When I started competitively figure skating when I was nine, she and I designed all of my costumes together, and I just knew that it was something I wanted to do."
More recently the blonde beauty has designed her own range of clothing, the Nicole Richie Collection, for QVC. During the design process she looked to certain eras for motivation.
"I’m hugely inspired by the '60s and the '70s. I just love the music of that time and the overall freedom of that era. I love that the idea of clashing didn’t really exist," she gushed.
"You could mix prints on prints, you could mix fabrics and colours - and it was more about the way you felt than about the label and trends. That’s something that I’ve always gravitated toward, and that’s something I’ve always tried to bring to House of Harlow and my QVC line."
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