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19 Gloriously Bad Crimes Nicole Richie Committed Against Fashion

The early '00s were a rough time style-wise for the designer/fashion icon. But, then again, weren't they for all of us?

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So this is probably how must of us picture designer and fashion icon Nicole Richie.

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Glamorous, fashion forward...

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... and above all super chic.

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1. But the truth is that her sartorial choices weren't always so chic.

Case in point: This look.
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Case in point: This look.

2. Like the time she accessorized her summer look with leg warmers (really big leg warmers).

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3. Maybe her shins are always cold?

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4. Or maybe her neck and her shins fluctuated on being cold. Which might explain why she wore a scarf with a tank top...

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5. ... or with a terry cloth dress.

Also, why is she wearing jeans with a dress? Were her shins cold again?
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Also, why is she wearing jeans with a dress? Were her shins cold again?

6. There was also her whole scarf as a headband phase...

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7. ... which she even coordinated with her dresses...

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8. ... and paired with Uggs.

UGGS!!!!! =(
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UGGS!!!!! =(

9. Speaking of pairing, she once paired a fedora with gaucho pants and some really neon shoes.

Those shoes have to glow in the dark!
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Those shoes have to glow in the dark!

10. There was also the time where she was clearly like "fuck it," and wore just a pashmina as a top.

It's very just-out-of-the-shower chic!
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It's very just-out-of-the-shower chic!

11. Or the other time she was like, "fuck it," and wore just a sheer top and bra.

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12. She also rocked the asymmetrical striped skirt that every girl had in 2003.

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13. And she took it to next level by rocking a whole asymmetrical striped dress.

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14. Trucker hats? Airbrushing? Yup, she rocked them both, at once!

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15. Also who could forget those studded Hot Topic belts, which she paired with a Louis Vuitton Murakami bag.

The height of mall chic in 2003!
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The height of mall chic in 2003!

16. Nicole probably dreads seeing the photos of her signature clashing highlights.

I guess why have to choose between being a brunette, redhead, or blonde when you can be all three?
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I guess why have to choose between being a brunette, redhead, or blonde when you can be all three?

17. Of course being friends with Paris (at the time) probably didn't help. Who else do you think talked her into wearing matching Canadian tuxedos.

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18. Or made them look like they raided Barbie's clothing donation bin.

You know even Barbie would be like, "Take it down a notch with the all the pink."
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You know even Barbie would be like, "Take it down a notch with the all the pink."

19. But there is one crime against fashion we can't blame on Paris: Uggs with denim mini-skirts!

It was a dark time in fashion. A really dark time.
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It was a dark time in fashion. A really dark time.

One things for sure, I know exactly how Nicole would respond to my critiques.

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