Los Angeles: Socialite Nicole Richie says she is not obsessed with designer labels and luxury brands when it comes to the clothes that she wears.

As a 'Fashion Star' mentor she helps designers create looks that will have mass appeal, but when it comes to shopping for her own closet, Richie strikes the perfect balance between high and low, as reported.

"I shop at more expensive stores and I also shop at thrift stores. Most of my vintage T shirts and peasant dresses, they're like USD 10. There's not a specific store that I go to or any label that I'm obsessed with buying," she said.

However, when Richie likes an item, she really likes it.

"Fashion is a form of self expression and it's really about how an article of clothing makes you feel. If I like a dress that I'm wearing, I will wear it until it's falling off of me and someone's like, 'You've got to take off that dress'," she said.