Exuding both street chic and polish, Nicole Richie pulled together a transitional look that's as functional as it is enviable. Basic black skinnies were the starting place; from there, the designer played to a seasonal look with a lightweight knit, then amped up the statement power with a pair of tough, cutout sandals. Here's how it's done:
- Like Richie, start with a basic in a great cut. A pair of black skinny jeans are the perfect piece for dressing up and down with the change of footwear and a great top or jacket.
- With a great-fitting basic, the real fun comes in styling it out with trendier separates and accessories. Look to Nicole and counter your classic bottoms and snug crewneck knit with cutout booties (especially while it's still warm out) and standout shades. To finish, look again to classics to ground your look; take a page from the style star and opt for a luxe carryall, like Nicole's Givenchy duffel.