Nicole Richie at Today Show

Translating new season trends from catwalk to real life is no easy task, but Nicole Richie is fast clocking up more than her fair share of interpretations of the most fashion-forward looks of the season.

We're in awe of Nicole's ability to adapt pieces we thought were runway-only hits. Let's see how she's worked her magic…

For her latest style trick Nicole appeared on the Today Show with an expert spin on the monochrome trend. Sporting a tailored top and matching trousers by J. Brand, she made it work for her petite frame by slipping a black Alexander Wang bra top underneath and adding leg-lengthening Saint Laurent heels.

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Nicole Richie at CFDAs

The CFDAs were no less daring or chic for the mum-of-two, who rocked a molten-metallic slip dress from Marc Jacobs' Autumn Winter 2013 collection. Shrugging off the stole and chunky heels from the runway look she made it instantly summer-ready with a fuss-free make-up look and gold stilettos.

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Nicole Richie

Back to April, and Nicole proved herself a fashion pioneer, working what's shaped up to be the trend du jour of the season - all white. Sleek yet structured, her Saint Laurent dress and matching heels were pared-down perfection.

For more style lessons from Nicole, watch our video of her best looks...