Nicole Richie's 'overwhelming' sunglasses collection

Nicole Richie has revealed she has so many pairs of sunglasses she often feels "overwhelmed" by her enormous collection.


Nicole Richie's sunglasses collection is "overwhelming".

The 'Candidly Nicole' star, 33 - who also has her own apparel label House of Harlow 1960 - has been collecting eyewear for over a decade and confessed she struggles to find room to store every pair.

She said: "I've been collecting sunglasses since I was 22. I've got leather cases full of them, and I also have a wire grid in my dressing room where I put all the pairs I'm wearing right now, because it can be very overwhelming."

Fortunately for Nicole, when it comes to fashion she is a "more-is-more type of person" and loves layering chunky jewellery or smaller "more delicate pieces".

She said: "I'm a more-is-more type of person.

"When I started House of Harlow, it was basically all huge, oversize very costume-y pieces because I used to only wear chunky jewellery. Now I'm gravitating toward more delicate pieces."

The reality TV star turned fashion designer - whose collection is currently available to buy at Shopbop.com and on the House of Harlow website - recently added new pieces to her line, including dresses, sunglasses and jewellery to coincide with the opening of her new pop-up store in Los Angeles.

She added she hopes to bring a 60s and 70s vibe to the store to encourage her customers to focus less on trends and more on styling the garments themselves.

She told WWD: "I'm going back to what the root of House of Harlow really was: the camisoles, kimono and slipdresses.

"[In the 60s and 70s] People were using music to express themselves and they were doing the same thing with fashion. There was very little focus on trends, and that's something that I want to bring back into fashion today. You don't have to wear [the pieces] the way I do. They're meant to be mixed with other items in your closet."

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