Nicole Richie Just Wore the Elegant Top-and-Jeans Pairing That French Women Love

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 on the streets of Paris this summer.

Avoiding 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 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 feel that outcompetes vest tops, the strapless top trend is one that French women have been using to energize their summer outfits for years. Styling well with minimal jewels for a je ne sais quoi finish, the top also looks elevated when layered up with charm necklaces or a silk scarf.

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Wearing hers with a slim black belt and mid-wash wide-leg jeans, Richie chose to accessorize her look sans neckwear, reaching for statement earrings instead. Emerging hand-in-hand with her friend Hillary Duff (the friendship we didn’t know we needed!), Richie’s casual evening ensemble was drenched in the same cool-girl energy she has carried for decades.