Nicole Richie loves Beyonce Knowles' style.

The Fashion designer - who was brought up by Lionel Richie and his then partner Brenda Harvey - admits she loves how ''fearless'' the 'Girls' hitmaker is and ''always'' checks out what she is wearing.

She said: ''I'm a fan of anybody who is as fearless with their looks as Beyonce is. I'm always excited to see what she's wearing.''

When it comes to her own style, Nicole claims she is already aware of the fact she will regret what she is wearing now in the future.

She joked: ''My wardrobe has gone through so many different stages. When I was a kid, there was an odd-socks phase; my mother was too embarrassed to go out with me. When I'm 40, I'll go, 'What was I thinking when I was 30?' ''

However, she admits while she may be brave enough to know she will regret future choices in her casual wear, she does not feel the same about red carpet gowns.

She added to InStyle magazine: ''I'm a coward about red-carpet dressing. If I'm nervous about something, I don't wear it. I wore a beautiful Julien Macdonald gown to the Golden Globes. The beading was so heavy, but I loved it.''