Style Crush : Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad has come a very long way since her Laguna Beach days - and so has her fashion sense! She is one of Young Hollywood's best dressed celebrities and is often seen gracing the covers of our favourite glossy reads. Since leaving the Hills back in 2009, Lauren has been busy running her own fashion, beauty and lifestyle website,, contributing to The Beauty Department,  penning the L.A. Candy series as well as designing not one, but two fashion lines : L.C. Lauren Conrad and Paper Crown. They may not be available in the U.K., but if you still want to get the look, don't worry, I've got it covered.

If Lauren sometimes opts for a wide-leg fit, her favourite jeans remain her trusty J-Brand 910 skinnies.  Levi's is a good place to start if you are looking for pair of good quality, yet relatively inexpensive  jeans. Finding the right jeans can be a real nightmare, but thanks to their Curve ID system, you can now easily find the perfect cut for your body type.

Nude Pumps
Ever wondered why Lauren's legs seem to go on forever despite her only being 5"4? Well, you would be amazed to know what a pair of nude pumps can do to them pins. They are a staple in any woman's wardrobe as they give the illusion of longer legs, go with just about everything and never seem to go out of style. They are definitely something worth investing in, but if you can't justify Lauren's Louboutins and their hefty price tag, Steve Madden also makes a few killer pairs.

From boyfriend blazers to cropped ones, blazers are one of Lauren's signatures and who could blame her? They are one of the most versatile pieces and can easily be thrown over any outfit. They dress up a plain white t-shirt and give a casual edge to sparkliest little numbers. Lauren's Alice + Olivia rolled-up sleeve black blazer might be nice, but high street shops such as H&M or Zara also offer a good selection, for only a fraction of the price.

Being a girly girl through and through, Lauren loves her frills. To avoid looking over the top, do like  the young designer herself and pair your frilly tops with very simple cuts, such as a boyfriend blazer or some dark wash skinny jeans for example.

A pair of leather trousers is the best way to toughen up a chiffon blouse, whereas a leather jacket is the perfect addition to any girly outfit and indeed, her Joie leather biker jacket and DVF leather under leggings are amongst Lauren's most worn pieces. Like her, pair a leather jacket with a floral dress or simply add a leather necklace, such as this House of Harlow 1960 one, to give even the girliest outfit an edgy twist.

Chiffon Shirts
The L.A. Candy author loves her chiffon shirts. They are the perfect way to cover up in the California heat and dress up anything, from shorts to skinnies. Luckily for us, these sheer, lightweight shirts are everywhere at the moment. Zara probably has some of the best selection on the high street, but if you are looking for more daring colours, Primark is where it's at.

Quilted Bag
Lauren's collection of Chanel handbags is every girl's dream - or is it just mine? Either way, it is no secret Lauren loves the classic quilted design and has quite a few of them, her favourite being a vintage black Chanel jumbo 2.55. If you don't have money to spare on the iconic Chanel handbag or if you don't have a boyfriend to put one under the Christmas tree for you, don't worry! Cheaper alternatives are now widely available on ASOS, but also in Primark and Topshop, where you can find my personal favourite, the Marc B. Chelsea bag.

Dainty Jewelry
Lauren is not one for chunky jewelry or statement pieces. Instead, she much prefers wearing delicate items, such as her Sydney Evan "love" ring or her Dogeared necklaces. These timeless pieces are well worth investing in, but if you are on a budget, Accessorize also carries a vast range of charm necklaces and dainty rings.

Ombré Queen
Ombré hair is all the rage in Hollywood, but no one does it quite like Lauren. If you are unsure of what ombré is, it is basically when the hair fades gradually from dark to light, giving the illusion of sun-kissed hair. To complete the beach babe look, curl the hair away from your face using a 1-inch curling iron and comb through the curls to soften them up. Finally, finish off with a light hold hairspray. You can also add a braid or twist on the side, two of Lauren's trademarks. Or why not try her signature ballerina bun? All you need is a hair donut and some kirby grips and voilà!

Cat Eye
Lauren is very rarely seen without her signature winged liner. In fact, she even confessed to wearing it to the gym! To create the perfect flick, simply watch Lauren as she demonstrate exactly how to do so in this video. Add a few coats of mascara and a touch of peachy blusher, Lauren's favourite being  Nars Amour. For that Californian glow that she always seem to have, apply a light dusting of Chanel's Moisturing Bronzing Powder where the sun would naturally hit. Finish off the look with some Dior's Rose Cream lip balm during the day and a bold lip at night.

Still need some more inspiration? Why not pick up Lauren's very own fashion guide, Style
- Elodie x
  1. I LOVE Lauren's style, she's in my top 5 style crushes! So effortlessly chic! xx

  2. Anonymous24 June, 2012

    Lauren is also one my favorite fashion icons.
    Check her out on my Fashion Icon post and more recently on my beach essentials post here:

  3. I love Lauren Conrad's LC jewelry! They are so delicate and super-cute!

  4. Love love love Lauren! Do you know anywhere that has the Chelsea bag in stock? I can't seem to find one anywhere! Xx

    1. I'm so sorry, it was still in stock last time I checked the Topshop website! Thankfully, you can get it from the Marc B. website : Happy shopping! : ) xx

  5. I love LC's style but feel like she needs to spicy it up as the years go buy... Doesn't seem like it has changed/evolved too much in the last 2-3 years!

  6. She has a great classic, chic style.

  7. I haven't stopped being obsessed with her since Laguna Beach. I avidly read her blog. Great post!

  8. really pretty :)

  9. I love Lauren's style and your blog. She is always so pretty. Following you on twitter


  10. She's definitely an inspiration to me too. She's the epitome of young, fresh and contemporary !

    - Shubana
    -- CoeurDecors

  11. great post!

  12. Lauren Conrad does have great style and she kind of looks like you too :)

  13. More than her fashion, I think she is one of the only consistent beauty trend setters out there. She never has a miss on that front, always looking so fresh! I wish we could still see her on TV everyday! xx

  14. I love Lauren's style! It's so classic yet it's personal to her, fabulous!

  15. She's great and sooo beautiful! Lovely style!:D

    Stop by some time:D


    Mia's Little Corner

  16. I too love Lauren's style :) as it's chic and effortless, but also very inspiring and easy to reproduce. She's a constant inspiration !


  17. Great post! Love Lauren! She's come a long way since Laguna Beach ;) lol.

    Jess xx

  18. She has such a nice feminine style. I love the look where she paired a nude blouse with a midnight blue a-line skirt. Lauren's a great fashion figure to look to for inspiration because her style is rather simple yet still chic.

  19. I adore Lauren's style just as much as you do. I love her collection of skinny jeans and her hairstyles are always the best. :) I've been guest blogging for her site this summer and it's been so much fun. Love her.

    I would love if you could stop by and check out my latest outfit post. Xo

  20. I love all of her looks! She's so stylish :)

    - Victoria

  21. Love her she is so cute! :)

  22. I love this post! I've followed her all the way from Laguna Beach until The Hills final season!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!


  23. I love Lauren Conrad. She's so cute and seem so down to earth.

    Great blog and photos!
    Now following. Keep in touch.

    Cheers, Jacquie

  24. Lauren Conrad is great & so stylish/classy. Love this post.

  25. Love LC!!!

  26. omg i love lauren conrads sense of style!!! can i please have her closet?!

  27. Hello! You have a great blog! This post is a wonderful and exciting! Would you like to follow each other? If so, let me know!)))

  28. I love this post and I love your blog! I just randomly came across your blog and want to follow you!

  29. I'm sort of on and off her but liking more recently :)

  30. Such a great post! thanks for the advice.. LOVE Lauren Conrad, her style is impeccable!

    Sharna <3

  31. I agree - she has wonderful taste and it has been fun to watch her grow up and find her tastes!