Nicole Richie Admits To Owning More Than 200 Pairs Of Sunglasses

Nicole Richie is spotted wearing sunglasses while leaving the the gym in Los Angeles on April 5, 2011 -- Getty Premium

Nicole Richie has hundreds of pairs of sunglasses, but according to the fashionista -- they're work-related!

The 29-year-old mom revealed her shady weakness in a new interview with Teen Vogue, telling the mag she owns more than 200 pairs.

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"I view them as fun masks to accessorize your face," she explained of her expansive specs collection.

Nicole defends her vast array of choices to beat the Los Angeles sunshine as a something work she needs to do her job as designer and founder of House of Harlow and Winter Kate.

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"But in my defense," she said with laugh, "I make sunglasses, so I have to research-shop, and I own every pair I've ever designed."

As for the rest of her wardrobe, Nicole keeps it simple in jeans, tees and loose printed dresses.

"You change the look with accessories," she told the mag. "And by accessories, I mean sunglasses, head scarves, shoes, bed jackets."

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Adding, "Comfort takes precedence for me.

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