Nicole Richie Just Wore the Elegant Top-and-Jeans Pairing I've Also Spotted on French Women

Having earned the title of “style icon” in the early 2000s, Nicole Richie is no stranger to crafting an excellent outfit. And, last night she stepped out in a two-piece get-up that struck me as very similar to the specific pairing I’ve seen all over the streets of Paris this summer.

Skirting the pretty blouses and boxy tees that fashion people often come to during the summer months, Richie reached for an elegant strapless top to form the base of her evening-ready look. Selecting a strapless top with with a curved finish, Richie’s pretty pairing added a sculptural feel to her relaxed denim outfit that made it perfect for the late-night occasion.

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With a dressed-up energy that outcompetes vest tops and tees, the strapless top trend is one that French women have been using to energise their summer outfits for years. Styling well with minimal jewels for a “je ne sais quoi” finish, the pretty top trend also looks elegant when layered up with charm necklaces for a pretty and playful silhouette.

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Wearing hers with a slim black belt and mid-wash wide-leg jeans, Richie chose to accessories her look sans necklaces, reaching for statement earrings instead. Emerging hand-in-hand with her friend Hillary Duff, Richie’s casual evening ensemble was drenched in the same cool-girl energy she’s carried for decades.