Why Nicole Richie Is Our Forever Boho Style Crush

Nicole Richie (Getty)Nicole Richie has come a long way since her days on The Simple Life. (Forgot about that claim to fame? Us, too—almost.) Now, all we can think of when we hear the petite socialite's name is her innate sense of style.

Boho-chic gets tossed around a lot, but this gal is the one who truly epitomizes the phrase. She manages to make retro prints and billowing silhouettes look freshly modern and (most importantly) super flattering. Nicole isn't afraid to take risks with hippie head pieces or statement shades—and even rocks the occasional cape. Her eveningwear is unabashedly glamorous but with a retro nod in the form of winged sleeves or '70s sequins.

Just take a scroll through her wardrobe's most defining bohemian moments for some free-spirit fashion inspiration.
TV Personality Nicole Richie attends the Missoni Beverly Hills store opening held at Missoni Beverly Hills on March 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.Nicole Richie Launches Winter Kate Clothes Range - Photocall at Selfridges on February 26, 2010 in London, England.Nicole Richie arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.Actress Nicole Richie arrives at a do-it-yourself design session in support of the Dasani "Green Cap" program for ocean conservancy on April 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.Nicole Richie up bright and early in New York to make an appearance on "Good Morning America". The designer and mother-of-two is in the BIg Apple promoting her book, "Priceless".Celebrities at the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fashion Show during the 2011 Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France.Nicole Richie keeps cool in a chiffon tunic as she takes in the second day fo the Coachella festival in Indio, California.Designer Nicole Richie arrives at Beverly Center Fashion's Night Out 2011 held at The Beverly Center on September 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.Designer Nicole Richie arrives at Beverly Center Fashion's Night Out 2011 held at The Beverly Center on September 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.Tuesday August 23, 2011.Nicole Richie leaves her hotel in New York City. Nicole showed off a little leg in a dress with a high slit.Baby2Baby Board member Nicole Ritchie attends the First Annual Baby2Baby Gala event presented by Harry Winston honoring Jessica Alba at Book Bindery on November 3, 2012 in Culver City, California.TV personality Nicole Richie arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.Celebrities stop by The Grove in Los Angeles, California to give interviews for the TV show 'Extra' on February 7, 2013.<br /> Pictured: Nicole RichieNicole Richie attends the opening gala to benefit Ascencia and Hillsides at Nordstrom at The Americana at Brand in Glendale.
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