Lifestyle Style Nicole Richie: 'Yes, My Style Has Changed' The House of Harlow designers reflects on her fashion evolution over the years By People Staff Published on December 5, 2011 11:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Donato Sardella/WireImage As Paris Hilton‘s outspoken sidekick on The Simple Life, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who could predict Nicole Richie‘s longevity. However, the fashion magnate, who was recently named ‘Influencer of the Year’ by the Accessories Council, is a little clairvoyant herself. “I went through a serious choker phase,” she tells FASHIONetc. “I have a feeling they are going to be making a comeback very soon. Mark my words!” For Richie, who acts as creative director for lines Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960, accessories signify more than just a moneymaker or an accolade accumulator. “Accessories speak volumes when it comes to a person’s wardrobe,” she explains, “especially when one is dressed down in jeans and T-shirt.” Her motto? “There are no rules,” she says, which makes sense for a girl whose look is always evolving.”Yes, my style has changed,” she confesses, “but I have changed. It’s the natural process of becoming a woman. It’s not stopping here.” For a behind-the-scenes look at Richie’s work day, check out this video of the Winter Kate spring 2012 look book shoot![brightcoveplayer 1311131804001] —Justine Harman TREAT YOURSELF TO HOLIDAY GIFTS INSPIRED BY BEYONCÉ, GWYNETH AND MORE!