Nicole Richie has a closet full of CHANEL handbags.

The reality TV star-turned-designer is often voted one of the world's most stylish women and admits she has a huge number of designer bags to help accessorise her fashionable outfits.

When asked how many Chanel handbags she has, Nicole replied: "That's not a fair question! Okay, 30, but I stole a lot of them from my mom!"

Along with her many expensive bags, the star also admitted she doesn't like subtle jewellery and prefers a more ostentatious look.

She explained to Lucky magazine: "To me, fashion is about fun. I don't wear dainty jewellery. I like it to be a little over the top."

Nicole - who named her jewellery range House of Harlow 1960 after her two-year-old daughter Harlow - cites the late designer Alexander McQueen as one of her favourites but says she loves vintage fashion too.

She said: "Alexander McQueen scarves are the most perfect accessories ever, and my notepad - I'm a total Virgo, obsessed with making lists. I really believe you can't make a mistake with vintage. It's all in how you wear it."

Nicole is renowned for her ever-changing style and the mother-of-two - who married Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden in December - insists she has no plans to stop experimenting.

She said: "I've always experimented. I dyed my hair purple, and I dyed my hair green, and I went through a Punky Brewster phase, a preppy phase, a goth phase, a girly phase, a grunge phase.I'm sure my style won't stop here."