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How to Dress Like Lauren Conrad… for Less!



Lauren Conrad, otherwise known as ‘LC,’ has come along way since her first appearance on MTV’s “Laguna Beach” in 2004. The 25-year-old television personality, fashion designer and New York Times bestselling author has transformed before our eyes from a typical teenager to a sophisticated woman with serious style.


With her unique aesthetic – a mix of flirty, romantic, bohemian, and classically chic styles – its no surprise that Lauren has been featured on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Entertainment, Shape, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, and Glamour. Lauren is always turning heads in her vibrantly colored minidresses, perfectly put-together daytime outfits, and casual glam looks.

Not only is Lauren a fashion force to be reckoned with, she’s very popular among CF readers – tons of you have emailed and commented requesting a post on her style. (For more, see our posts on how to do your hair like Lauren Conrad, and how to do your makeup like Lauren Conrad.) So for those of you who are dying to dress like her, below, I’ll show how to get Lauren Conrad’s style for less!

Lauren Conrad on the cover of Glamour magazine

How to Get Lauren Conrad’s Style for Less!

It should be no surprise that the wardrobe of socialite fashionista comes with quite the price tag. That said, it’s easier than you think to emulate Lauren’s look without emptying out your wallet. Want proof? The following outfits are completely comprised of items that cost $100 dollars or less!

Outfit 1: Little Blue Dress

Lauren Conrad wearing a blue floral dress and motorcycle jacket
Dress, Jacket, Studs, Bag, Pumps, Bracelet

This is personally one of my favorite looks from Lauren. I love the contrast between the girly printed sundress and the studded motorcycle leather jacket (both of which are from her Kohl’s line, though sadly from last season’s collection and no longer available). Since the jacket is cropped and has 3/4 sleeves, it works perfectly to put an edgy twist on a classic style, like this floral dress. Finish with simple accessories like black pumps and a chain strap bag.

Outfit 2: Sheer, Sleek and Sexy

Lauren Conrad wearing liquid leggings, a polka dot blouse, and blue clutch
Blouse, Bottoms, Clutch, Pumps, Ring, Polish

Leather pants are not always easy to pull off, but, to me, Lauren nailed it effortlessly. I love that she opted for a printed, semi-sheer, loose-fitting blouse to create balance against the sleek pants, as well as how she added a pop of color with her gorgeous turquoise bag. Again, she was able to soften a hard look with a few simple accessories.

Outfit 3: School Girl Chic

Lauren Conrad wearing a gray skirt, white top, and black blazer
Blazer, Skirt, Blouse, Hat, Necklace, Heels

This look has Lauren at her girliest, and I think she looks super sleek and stylish. I love her play on school-girl here and how she opted for a lace-skirt with metallic accents to make it a stand-out ensemble. Lauren’s look is always put-together and here her tailored boyfriend blazer ties the whole look together seamlessly. Get her look yourself with similar pieces, and finish with a funky fedora for a downtown chic vibe.

Outfit 4: Almost Famous

Lauren Conrad wearing a red striped shirt, skinny jeans, and heels
Top, Bag, Jeans, Glasses, Wedges, Necklace

Weather you’re going to class, shopping, or grabbing lunch with friends, this outfit works perfectly for the upcoming spring. I love the subtle bohemian vibe here and how her stunning sandals elongate her legs to create height. This casual chic look works perfectly because of Lauren’s tight on bottom, loose on top style. Channel it in your own wardrobe with skinny jeans, a striped top, and boho-chic sandals.

Outfit 5: Old Hollywood Glamour

Lauren Conrad at an event wearing a green blouse and black shorts
BlousePumpsStudsShorts, ClutchNecklace

Here, Lauren channels old Hollywood glam with a pair of high-waisted shorts and a simple blouse that shows just enough skin to be sexy, but not over-the-top. Get her look with similar pieces like a printed blouse, simple black shorts, high-heeled mary janes, and understated jewelry. Finish with a standout clutch and you’re ready for a glam night out!


What do you think of Lauren Conrad’s style? Which look is your favorite? Which are you most excited to try? Are you happy we finally did an entire article Lauren’s style? Who else would you like to see featured here? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

Posted on on April 9, 2011 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , ,

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20 Responses to “How to Dress Like Lauren Conrad… for Less!”

  1. 1
    April 9th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I love the unintentional weather pun. I also love ALL of these outfits!

  2. 2
    April 9th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I LOVE her style. Thanks so much for posting this! :)

  3. 3
    April 9th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    My favorite outfits are the first and third. I love the floral print against a tough leather jacket! And throwing on a blazer is my favorite go-to outfit topper. LC’s bow heels are absolutely adorable!

    LC hasn’t been in the limelight lately, but this post reminds me of why I love her and her style!

  4. 4
    April 9th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Love the 1st, 3rd, and last outfit! Love it, love it! I like how Lauren’s style has evolved over the years!

  5. 5
    April 9th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I love all of these outifits!

  6. 6
    April 9th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I love Lauren Conrad”s style, she is one of my fashion inspiration/icon, my sister even gave me her style book for christmas. She has always been my fave character in the hills, I just wished you would of put some of Lauren’s fashion staples but over all GOOD JOB!

    I wish someone would write articles on about old Hollywood starlets like Audrey Hepburn <3 another fashion icon of mine.

  7. 7
    April 10th, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Lauren is the bees knees. She is gorgeous and has effortless style. I bought her style book, and I love the lookbook for her newest line, Paper Crown. She wears looks that are easily attainable, and I think that’s one of the reasons why her “15 minutes” never ended. I hope they find a home for the documentary-style show she filmed for MTV.

    I love her first look; floral prints and motocycle jackets go so well together!

  8. 8
    April 10th, 2011 at 2:52 am

    I have an almost same blue dress! Except mine is from Mango :)

  9. 9
    April 10th, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Lauren is so cute and her style is so nice. It’s not too out there and it’s not too simple! Love it! Great outfits!

  10. 10
    April 10th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    i adore, adore her style. Her looks are effortless. But still so classy. Great post cf

  11. 11
    April 10th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I personally loved this article!

  12. 12
    April 12th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I snatched up the dress she’s wearing in the first picture at Kohl’s on clearance for $6! Woo hoo!

    Great post…I love Lauren Conrad’s style and these outfits rock.

  13. 13
    April 22nd, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I LOVE HER STYLE!!!!!!and shes soo pretty!!!

  14. 14
    May 30th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Lauren has great style and she knows A LOT about fashion! What I love even more is she attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and it shows :) Her style is so easy for anyone to wear and look fabulous!

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