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Nicole Richie talks fall trends, new collection for Macy's

A first look at Nicole Richie for Macy's

A first look at Nicole Richie for Macy's Impulse, set to launch in mid-September. (Credit: Camilla Akrans)

Cat-eye sunglasses, hippie-chic headbands and printed maxi-dresses . . . some would credit Nicole Richie with helping put 1960s and 1970s fashion back on the map.

Her two fashion lines, House of Harlow 1960 and winter Kate, have brought her trendsetter looks to the racks of top department stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Now, she's gearing up for a limited edition collection for Impulse at Macy's, set to launch in the fall. 

The collection will feature maxi dresses, asymmetrical skirts, cropped tops and fitted jackets in an array of jewel tones and prints that reflect Richie's signature bohemian style.They range in price from $49 to $149 and will be available at 100 Macy's stores nationwide and macys.com Sept. 12.

"I would say that jewel tones and intricate prints are the main focus of this collection but I also worked with faux-leathers and lace," Richie says.

Her own fall shopping list includes leather pants. Yes, she says, more women than you might think can pull off leather pants.

Of course, they'll need boots, she says.

She'll also replenish her pullover sweaters, including the colorblocked one from her collection. "I love a good pullover but I think that every girl wants to be able to put on a pullover but not look so sloppy. This pullover, it's actually pretty cropped and still very structured but extremely comfortable at the same time and I worked a lot with colorblocking just to give it a little bit of a punch."

It also looks nice with leather pants, she says with a smile.

She won't build her wardrobe around trends, because there might not be enough room for her favorite things, Richie says.

"I never get rid of something because it's old. I wear things with holes in them like all the time. But I do like to get rid of things just to kind of keep my closet fresh. But most of the time I'm donating. I'm not just throwing clothes away. But I'm a Virgo; I'm pretty organized so I like to keep my closet pretty clean."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.