By Pema Bakshi

Is 2024 Embarking on a Resurgence of Nicole Richie’s Fashion Aesthetic?

A far cry from 'The Simple Life'.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 02: Nicole Richie attends the Los Angeles premiere of “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” at The Grove on April 02, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Ask any fashion enthusiast about the late 2000s, and they’ll tell you about the golden era of candid celebrity street style. It was a time when Balenciaga Harness boots and Alexander McQueen skull scarves dominated the zeitgeist, and a Venti Starbucks was akin to an of-the-moment accessory. One person who was on everyone’s mood board? Nicole Richie.

In her House of Harlow era, the reality star-turned-designer was a captivating fixture of the Hollywood fashion scene for her effortless taste and Boho-grunge aesthetic. Since having her two children, Harlow and Sparrow, though, Richie has kept a relatively low profile until now.

With a spate of appearances recently, the 42-year-old has teased a glorious return to the spotlight, beginning with a stunning Schiaparelli mini dress from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2024 RTW show at the premiere of her new film Don’t Tell Mum the Babysitter’s Dead.

From there, she continued the press tour with a chic black look from Saint Laurent’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection by Anthony Vaccarello. Comprised of a halterneck dress with a knee-skimming pencil skirt silhouette worn with sheer tights and a leather bomber jacket draped around her arms, the monochromatic outfit ticked all the right boxes.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 09: Nicole Richie is seen exiting ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ on April 09, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Howard/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

The next day, Richie opted for Saint Laurent again, this time with a draped jersey maxi dress in the ‘cumin’ shade with a gold and red pendant necklace and black pointed pumps.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 10: Nicole Richie is seen in Midtown on April 10, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Though she’s hardly put a foot wrong in the fashion category, Richie’s style as of late reflects an effortless evolution over the years. As she remains faithful to her penchant for classics with retro-inspired accessories, we can only hope that this is just the beginning of her style renaissance.

This story originally appeared on GRAZIA International.