Nicole Richie Can't Live Without Sunglasses and Comfy High Heels

04/20/2011 at 05:00 PM ET

Nicole Richie on Sunglasses and Shoes

When it comes to fashion, Nicole Richie knows what she likes and what she doesn’t. And when it comes to accessories, she says there are a few essentials that can make or break a look. The stylish star tells that sunglasses are a vital part of completing any ensemble. “I view them as fun masks to accessorize your face,” say Richie, who admits to owning more than 200 pairs. “But in my defense,” she says, laughing, “I make sunglasses, so I have to research-shop, and I own every pair I’ve ever designed.” And even when she’s putting together a simple look like basic jeans and a T-shirt (her go-to outfit), the Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960 designer says, “you change the look with accessories. And by accessories, I mean sunglasses, head scarves, shoes, bed jackets.” But just because she’s a fashion guru doesn’t mean she will wear anything to look trendy. “Comfort takes precedence for me,” she says, showing off her killer high heels as proof. “These are superhigh, but because they have a built-in platform, they don’t feel like it. I am not that girl who can do superarched heels,” she says. “All the shoes I design have a cushion and a platform.”  Sunglasses and comfy heels? We can handle that. Tell us: What’s your most important accessory? –Kim Peiffer


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Deborah on

She always looks good!

Michele on

I’m sorry but she may look cute on the outside, but I’m pretty tired of fashion rags telling us she’s so great–looks so great, etc. She is not a beautiful person–I remember how she behaved on that show with Paris. What exactly has she done again since? Also, whenever she speaks, her voice sounds like a cat howling. Finally, I had to say that!

Michele on

I feel bad for saying all that, honestly, it’s not my style, and it was unkind since I don’t even know her. Oh well.

vikk on

don’t like the jeck at all

Lara on

Nicole Ritchie a fashion icon? Really?

tw on

None of you women know her personally so don’t judge.

nana1203 on

I like this short style rouched

Nicole Richie’s Design Philosophy: I Make What I Want | Celebs, News and Gossips on

[…] — and for all the footwear that I design — is I want the shoes to look great but be comfortable at the same time,” she said. “No matter how high the heels are within the collection, […]

CC on

She had to grow up, when she did that show with Paris Hilton Nicole was still a teenager. Now she is a mother, wife and businesswoman. Nicole had to go thru drug rehab and come out on the good side of life. Dont down her for something that occurred so long ago.

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