Nicole Richie in striped Balmain trousers

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Style icon Nicole Richie proved, just like the rest of us, that recycling is key when it comes to fashion. 

Stepping out in style recently on US TV the designer adorned these amazing Balmain Striped Silk Georgette Pants, which we were certain we had seen somewhere before… 

And we have, as Nicole had actually worn the very same designer trousers for her own web-series, #CandidlyNicole

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The on-trend striped wide-cut monochrome pair just about go with anything - proven by Nicole Richie's eclectic boho style choices. 

First the Nicole showed off the trousers while filming an episode of #CandidlyNicole, a web-series based on her Twitter feed, posting an Instagram pic of herself where she teamed the monochrome pants with a yellow and black printed top (also by Balmain), for a summery lesson in pattern clashing.

Nicole Richie dancing on Extra show

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The fashion-forward trews then made an appearance onto American entertainment TV show Extra, where mum-of-two Nicole Richie chatted and grooved on stage with host and former Saved by the Bell star, Mario Lopez.

Proving the trousers' versatility, Ms Richie teamed the look with a patterned sleeveless maroon A.L.C. top, skinny studded Saint Laurent belt and hair tied back in a twisted knot - perfect for breaking out some moves, which were of course, subsequently posted on Instagram. 

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