After The Simple Life ended, we watched as Nicole Richie's wardrobe became a complicated voyage of remarkable red carpet wins and design know-how. Jump back to 2001, where we meet Nicole before House of Harlow tugged at your heartstrings.
Nicole Richie in 2001 with Paris Hilton
The 90s had past, but matching denim on denim was still a thing. The Simple Life stars Paris and Nicole did their part to rock that trend by sporting jean blazers sans of shirts.
Nicole Richie in a Tight, Blue, Silky Dress
In 2003, Nic wore her strands long with super dark low-lights. The dress of choice to a pre-emmys party? A silky blue number worn with dangle earrings and black combat boots.
Nicole Richie at the 1st Annual Teen People Young Hollywood Party
Nicole obviously sought to lingerie-inspired style bits for the Teen People's Young Hollywood bash. Wouldn't you agree that it was a much better choice than our previous red carpet mention?
Nicole Richie in a Black, Sequined Dress
And look at that dynamite in sequins! This is one of the first times we see Nicole flaunting an outfit with a vintage feel. Don't worry—lots to follow.
Nicole Richie in a Pink, Chiffon Gown
Every now and then, Nicole makes sure to throw in an ultra-feminine number that screams princess.
Nicole Richie in Scarlet
This lady in red's drop-waist is a silhouette that works!
Nicole Richie at the Teen Vogue Young Hollwood Party
She was going to a Teen Vogue party, you guys. This medieval—esque gown was essential.
Nicole Richie Book Signing
When you write a book, you show up in a pencil skirt.
Nicole Richie in a White Strapless Gown
Nicole started to stay away from bright patterns and clearly focused on sleek cuts and muted hues. We're NOT complaining.
Nicole Richie in Gold Sequins
With the dark 'do came a little more skin and the return of sequins.
Nicole Richie Pregnant
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Welcome to the pregnancy years, where we see Nicole score major points by rocking a boho chic style like, all the time.
Nicole Richie in an Empire-Waisted Gown
All eyes on the empire waist.
The vintage-loving beauty wore bell-sleeves and even more sequins to the Academy Awards in 2010.
Nicole Richie in a Headband
Intrique headpieces are a Richie revolution. Even today the celeb manages to work them into her outfits.
Calling Megan Draper! Wouldn't she be interested in the same type of frock. Again, we can't blame her.
Nicole Richie in a Sexy LBD
Every girl has a moment in their life where an LBD takes over. Take a look at Nicole Richie's sexiest red carpet moment.
At the Golden Globes in 2013, Nicole wore a floral blue (and of course sequined) long-sleeve gown. Just the start of her long-sleeve series.
Nicole Richie in a Deep V-Neck Gown
We honestly wish all celebs would take cue from Nic and wear white on the red carpet more often. Just keep clicking to see why.
Nicole Richie at the MET Gala
Exhibit B. An off-white masterpiece at the Met Gala.
When her pics of this event hit Instagram, we stared for weeks.
50 Most Fashionable Women of 2013 event by Who What Wear and Cadillac? Yep, Nicole Richie (along with her cat headpiece) was there.