Nicole Richie Holiday Style.

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Not since Jackie Onassisand Carolyn Kennedyhas there been a wardrobe I've stalked more.

Nicole Richieis an inspiring dresser.

She's not afraid of taking risks but manages to pull even her most whacky looks back to classic.

She sets the gold standard for holiday dressing - simple, relaxed dressing with just the right amount of glamour.

Here's what we can learn (and pack) from fashion's new master.


Black & White.

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When Liz Hurleywears white jeans it doesn't work out like this.

Loose, low and man style is how to make classic white denim work on vacation. The genius of this look is that she's mismashed her eras: a 1970's crochet singlet and bikini top, with Gatsby style spats and nautical stripe scarf.

She's also started carrying the bag she made famous - Balenciaga Motor Cycle Tote- once again.

Dusting mine off.

Aviators

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Why do you not own a pair yet? I feel like we've had this conversation...

Aviators are the blue jeans of the sunglass family – timeless, classic and cool.

There is a size and a colour for every shape and skin colour. Over-sized is my preference and I love the gold frame. Ray-Ban, Burberry - finding the shape that suits your face makes them the foundation of your holiday look.

They go beach to bar better than any other frame.

 Print Pants.

Print this out and stick it on your fridge.

Patterns make sense on holiday. Flowing with flat shoes they look unaffected and effortless.

What makes this look so great is the block black with the print trim and the way she's just wrapped the kimono around her waist.

Copy, copy. copy.

Statement Frock.

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The mistake we all can make on holidays is going too casual - glamour is good.

In recent years, I've tried to pack at least a couple of gowns or long party frocks to wear during the day in a more off-duty kind of way.

Vacations should also provide a break from your nine-to-five style so try taking one of your favourite night time pieces and pairing it with flats and a day bag.

They're also surprisingly easy to pack - just roll them up.

A Hippie Skirt.

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The Side Slick.

She wore the same hair style everyday. Low side part, wet look slick. Low maintenance and yet so cool.

Sarah Laidlaw, Kérastase Creative Stylist shows us how easy it is. Here's how to DIY:

1. Start by washing your hair. Gently squeeze the excess moisture out with a soft towel.

2. Work a styling mousse (try Kérastase Age Premium Mousse Substantive) throughout the hair from roots to ends. With a fine tooth comb do a low side parting and slick the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck.

3. On the last turn of the hairband as you're pulling the hair through, let the ends stay tucked into the band leaving a sleek loop of hair. Finish with a spray of Kérastase Reflection Chroma Sensitive Laque Fixanteto control any little hairs that loosen up as the hair begins to dry.

Print Pants.

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Print this out and stick it on your fridge.

Patterns make sense on holiday. Flowing with flat shoes they look unaffected and effortless.

What makes this look so great is the block black with the print trim and the way she's just wrapped the kimono around her waist.

Copy, copy. copy.

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