Nicole Richie on fall staples, style and new QVC line

Nicole Richie for QVC

Lisa Rose

As everyone prepares to pack away their summer dresses and bring out the boots, scarves and longer sleeves, Nicole Richie is offering some new styles shoppers can add into their fall rotations.

The designer and TV personality is launching the latest collection for her line with QVC just in time for the upcoming season.

Her new creations for "The Nicole Richie Collection" will debut Monday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. ET on QVC. Richie, 32, has also been keeping busy with her VH1 reality series "Candidly Nicole," which was renewed for a second season.

Ahead of the collection's arrival, Richie opened up via email about her inspirations, her favorite outfit and if there's any style she won't try.

CBS News: How did you come to work on this collection for QVC?

Nicole Richie: I've been collaborating and selling my designs at QVC for a few seasons now, it's been a great collaboration and I'm really proud of the collection we've built together.

Where did you find inspiration for the designs?

I find inspiration in my everyday life, music and travels.

Is there a certain type of woman you envision wearing these clothes?

I always keep the everyday woman in mind when designing this collection. I like pieces that are versatile and can work for different body types & styles. I always have key pieces in my closet that can easily transition from day to night, whether I'm in mom-mode or going to work meetings.

How does this collection differ from others you've worked on in the past?

We have a faux fur piece in this collection, which is definitely a new direction. We're always trying to keep the collection fresh while still staying true to the line.

What trends do you see being big for fall?

I don't follow trends, I think they can be limiting as far as developing your own personal style. That said, a great leather jacket and oversized sweaters are fall staples for me.

Do you have a favorite outfit or item in your closet?

I have a black knit dress that is in rotation all year.

"Candidly Nicole" just finished its first season on VH1 -- have you been pleased by the reception it's gotten?

It's really been so amazing, I'm really proud of the show and excited that we got picked up for a second season.

What's next for you? What other projects are you working on?

I'm currently shooting season 2 of my Web series and will soon start shooting season 2 of the Vh1 series.

You've experimented with so many different hair colors and looks over the years -- is there anything you wouldn't try?

I'm always game to try anything!

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