If you remember Nicole Richie from those dreaded deadlock/daisy duke days of The Simple Life, then you’re aware of the major style evolution she’s gone through over the years. The tried and true style icon looked smashing as she marched the red carpet at the House of Harlow 1960 pop-up shop at The Grove in Los Angeles to promote the second season of her hit VH1 series. Chic as ever, Nicole rocked a lace blouse and trousers to perfection, demonstrating exactly why she’s still a fashion force to be reckoned with.

The perfect summer ensemble in our opinion, Nicole’s look is one that would be just as chic during fall time. Leave it to her to throw together a year-round fab color combination. Bold orange wide-leg trousers straight from her very own House of Harlow collection were a stunning choice for a soiree — perfectly complemented by the sultry lace top that showcased just enough skin. The look would have been just as fab if paired with a printed or neutral crop top, though we adore the way black lace adds an immediate amount of sultry. When rocking ensembles this edgy, be sure to keep makeup and hair on the minimal side to let the garments really shine. A light smokey eye and a swipe of nude lipstick is all you need to top the look off to perfection.

When it comes to fresh summer ensembles, accessories play a major role. Wide leg trousers require a minimal shoe to make their statement, so choose a strappy sandal or a pair of standard pumps to get the ball rolling on a fierce look ready for anything.