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Nicole Richie's Summer Style 2012 (Video)

Nicole Richie Talks Summer Essentials — and What's Always in Her Purse

Nicole Richie worked alongside supermodel Karlie Kloss and local NYC teens to help restore a mosaic that pays tribute to 9/11 at the Bing Do Something event. And even though community service was on the agenda, Nicole still managed to put together a laid-back but stylish outfit. We caught up with the mom and designer, who revealed a few of her Summer essentials, and the items she always has in her purse. Watch today's Fab Flash to find out more. On Allison McNamara: Flirt Catalog dress, House of Harlow 1960 ring.

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Nicole Richie throws on a casual tee for a good cause. Hi, it's Allison McNamara and you're watching Fab Flash. We are here celebrating the Bing Summer of Doing. We are restoring a mosaic that was actually created after 9/11. Nicole Richie stepped out for a good cause in New York City and brought her signature Boho style. In a slouchy white tee, black skinny jeans, textured loafers, and a silver pendant necklace. She took to her Twitter to share a picture of her working alongside volunteers tweeting check out volunteers work today from the @Bing and @DoSomething Summer of #Doing event. PopSugar editor, Allie Merriam was on hand where she found out Nicole's secret to looking chic in the heat. Get a light t-shirt like I'm wearing right now. put your hair in a ponytail, which is something that I wish that I had. Have fun. Just be yourself. Plus, the add-ons of this fashion designer, Reality Star, and mom always keeps in her purse. I always have bobby pins. I have my phone and sunglasses. Recently Nicole was down under in Australia for the House of Harlow launch event where she took a fashion risk in - get this - wide leg leather pants. And we have to say, she totally pulled them off. So what do you think of her summer style tips? Let me know below and make sure to come back here for all the latest celebrity fashion. I'm Allison McNamara and I'll see you next time.

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