As much as I hate to admit it, Lauren Conrad is a consistent course of fashion inspiration for me. She always manages to be on-trend without being hyper-trendy, bold but still polished, and sexy, but still sophisticated. And no matter what, she always looks effortlessly put together.
Lauren’s style is rooted in a feminine and flirty sensibility with a bit of an edge. She definitely loves floaty dresses and bold prints, but always maintains a balance with her ensembles, never going too far with a motif. A sharp blazer to toughen up a flirty frock, a Chanel bag to add some high-fashion to a downtown-hipster look, subtle accessories to keep from overpowering a strong outfit- when it comes to chic minimalism, this girl is the master.
One thing I especially admire about Lauren is that she knows exactly what works for her and always stays true to herself with her choices. Her clothes always fit perfectly, the shades always compliment her complexion, and she never looks like she’s trying to be anything. Lauren has donned tons of amazing ensembles recently, but I narrowed in my four favorites for this edition of celeb style inspiration.
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LOOK 1: For a signing of her new book L.A. Candy, Lauren kept is sleek and sophisticated, playing with proportions by pairing a billowy blouse from Urban Outfitters with structured shorts from Elizabeth and James. She accessorized with a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps, a standout bracelet, and a muted ring for a fabulous pared-down style.
Top: Ecote Silk Wrap Tee, $39.99
Shorts: Elizabeth and James Bubble Shorts, $245; NOW: $122.50
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Decollete 100 Jazz Pumps, $595
Bracelet: Giles & Brother Spike Cuff, $200
Nail Polish: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour, $23
Ring: Banana Republic Shiny Saucer Ring, $39.50
LOOK 2: For a night out in NYC, Lauren stayed true to her signature flirty and femme style wearing a funky zebra printed bandeau dress from Topshop (also seen on Kate Moss) with a pale blue-gray boyfriend blazer, metallic peep toe Christian Louboutin pumps, and two of her signature staples- a black Chanel bag and a diamond encrusted Jennifer Zeuner Hamsa bracelet.
Dress: Topshop Zebra Bandeau Dress, $135
Blazer: Topshop Jersey Boyfriend Blazer, $100
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Metallic Peep Toe Very Penny Pumps, $814
Bag: Chanel Black Quilted Jersey Flap Shoulder Bag, $3,080
Bracelet: Jennifer Zeuner Mini Hamsa Diamond Bracelet, $135
LOOK 3: Lauren has been a maxi dress lover for quite some time and for another book signing in NYC, she wore a gorgeous striped style by Phillip Lim. She finished the look with the same peep-toe Louboutins from Look 2, her ubiquitous Hamsa bracelet, a silver House of Harlow bangle, and a dainty ring.
Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim Striped Chiffon Dress, $795
Bangle: House of Harlow 1960 Palladium Thick Stacking Bangle, $52
Ring: Me & Ro Lotus Dish Ring, $254
Nail Polish: Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer, $15
LOOK 4: The loose tee-and-leggings combo is definitely a favorite of Laurens and this look was definitely one of my favorites. Here, she toughened up a gauzy cream-colored top with black Members Only latex leggings and the ultra-fab Rebecca Minkoff studded cross-body bag. She finished off with a pair of Miu Miu double cross platform sandals and a lightweight Tolani ombre scarf, for a pop of color.
Top: Silence & Noise Bubble Sleeve Tunic, $19.99
Leggings: Members Only Liquid Leggings, $88
Shoes: Miu Miu Crisscross Platforms, $595
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Rocker Studded Mini Messenger Bag, $350
Scarf: Tolani Blue/Grey Silk Ombre Scarf, $70
– SABRINA ALEXIS