Fashion obsessive Christina Kutscher believes that there is never a need to splash the cash on clothes, it's just about knowing the right places to go. Taking her inspiration from the stars, Christina routes through the highstreet bargains to replicate the looks of her favourite style icons.
This week I'm loving: Nichole Richie
Nicole Richie somehow came out of The Simple Life/reality TV on top. She has blossomed from Paris’ best friend to a fashion icon and designer in her own right. Stylist Rachel Zoe’s boho touch has clearly rubbed off on Nichole, and I can’t think of a time that I have thought Nicole looked bad (minus her velour tracksuit stage, obviously).
Hot pants and shorts are staples in my wardrobe. Come rain or shine I wear them. This particular outfit is more suited to our cold climate, unless you are brave enough to bare your legs in the British winter.
Shorts and tights can be hard to pull off; you need to select the right denim and length. Too long and you will look like a badly dressed aunt, and too light can look cheap or mismatched.
I have jazzed up the shirt to a blouse, but there is always the option to stick to the plain oxford shirt (Uniqlo £14.99) as featured in my Jameela Jamil post.
From left: Black boots, £40, River Island. Light denim shorts, £22, Topshop. Dark denim shorts, £25, Topshop. White blouse, £12.99, H&M.
Depending on the occasion you can smarten up the outfit or keep it laid back. I quite like the waistcoat over the blouse, but if you have work in mind then the blazers are perfect! Thick tights also work best, you can get really good thermal fleece lined ones in primark for £3 a pair, or the staple marks and spencers tights are 60 denier packs of three pairs for £4.
From left: Boyfriend Blazer, £40, Topshop. Beaded Waistcoat, £40, River Island. Grey & Peach Blazers, £33, Vero Moda.