While we gravitate toward brighter colors come Spring, we couldn't help but fall for Nicole Richie's all-black ensemble, thanks to one very cool laser-cut leather top. For NBC's Summer press event, the style setter, designer, and now design mentor stepped out to talk all things Fashion Star and styled up an easy albeit edgier take on casual wear. We love how she balanced a statement-worthy top with slick black bottoms and staple pumps, then threw in just a touch of gold on her bangles, earrings, and rings. With the switch to warmer weather, we'll try the same top with a slick miniskirt. Feeling inspired? Shop our editors' picks to channel Nicole's cool approach to Spring style.