Lauren Conrad Reveals Her Style Secrets!

07/30/2008 at 02:08 PM ET

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We’re always up for hearing style tips, especially when they come from one of Hollywood’s hottest fashionistas. We caught up with Lauren Conrad at the VH1’s Rock Honors party recently, and while the reality star was mum about what’s next on The Hills, she did reveal her top style secrets to PEOPLE — starting with the very dress she wore to the event, an Elizabeth and James frock, created by fellow Hollywood designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. “Honestly, I just love the fit of all their stuff,” she says. And while L.C.’s known for her always put-together look, when it comes to that famous visage, “less is more with makeup,” she emphasizes. “I almost never wear eye shadow. I think I have some on today because I just came from a shoot.” And her face isn’t the only thing she likes to show off to its full advantage. “We’ve been spending all our time like by the pool,” she says — and always in a bikini. The development of her personal style extends beyond her closet to her fragrance wardrobe as well, moving past her seventh-grade obsession Ralph by Ralph to wearing “Like five different kinds. I usually wear Clive every day. Or Marc Jacobs. Or Dior.” Tell us: What are your own personal style secrets?

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lydia on


Wanda on

She sounds kind of pretentious when she speaks of this kind of thing. And why would I listen to this broad talk, anyway? When she contributes something tasteful to society, maybe I’d be more interested.

Danielle on

LC is no genius or humanitarian but I think that her clothing choices are always cute and nearly always wearable for the average woman. For instance I love the high waisted red skirt and white tank combo she recently wore in star tracks. I dress more conservative when I’m at work (I work in D.C.) but for after hours she has got some great looks. Her clothing line on the other hand does evoke memories of being 15-16 and shopping at forever 21.

Gisella on

I don’t like LC but I don’t dislike her either. These so called “style tips” are so vague. Anyone could come up with something like that.
P.S. I’ve definitely seen her with heavy eye makeup on more than one occasion.

cindra on

why does she even have her own clothing line?? she isnt even a real celebrity! she hasnt done anything to help society!! people more deserving should have clothing lines, not lauren. she just has one cause she wanted to have one. jessica simpson has a clothing line, but she is deserving of it. plus; her clothes, shoes, and purses are cute! laurens clothing line isnt afforadable & there is nothing special about it. she isnt dedicated to the clothing line. and the only reason mtv still plays the hills is because od the drama. although, lauren does wear cute clothes, however she should not be a style icon.

Jen on

I think every woman should develop a style that suites her. LC does a great job of that, and I love the dress she has on in this picture! I developed my personal style by finding pictures of celebrities or advertisements where I liked the look, and then I just went thru my closet and found pieces that fit the pictures, then I bought a few items that I liked and put it all together.

Chelsea on

Wow. So if you guys all hate LC why are you even wasting your time commenting on her? Makes no sense. And the comments about “what has she done for society?” “she’s not even a celebrity” well obviously she is, because she in and on everything, and she’s just as effective as Paris Hilton. And really what does any celebrity do for society? Make good movies??

Anonymous on

I think the point they’re trying to make is that Hollywood now is a lost cause. A real celebrity is a person who has natural talent, isn’t a trainwreck, makes projects (whether they be movies, music, etc) that people will remember years from now as great work, and that gives back with genuine care. This girl doesn’t fit into that category. If the only thing she passes for is for fashion, then what a sad world we live in.

rebecca on

I think the reason LC is famous is that she is likable by many young girls. I think that she inspires them to stick up for what they believe in. For example, she discourages Audrina to be with that loser Justin Bobby who cheated on her. She wanted Heidi to be with somebody better than Spencer. She got out of her bad relationship with Jason. LC works hard at her job and goes to school. Even if her clothing line isn’t amazing, it’s cool that she worked on her own project. Even when she had a rough patch with Audrina, she worked hard to salvage their friendship. She just seems like a good, nice person. She isnt getting a DUI like every one of her peers. She never went to rehab. She is a refreshing change from the usual ghetto hollywood drama.

Holly on

Yawn! LC’s fashion choices bore me to death. Although I do like the brand Elizabeth and James…
I think I’d like her style better if she just took chances!

tori87 on

First of all no one but her and god knows what she contributes to society!She has great style,a great show,looks great and every girl out there wishes they could look half as good. Everyone who discs her is so jealous. You don’t have to like her but she’s the one that laughs all the way to the bank and is in every magazine,has a #1 show and is talked about and photographed whereever she goes. Have nothing nice to say keep your jealousies to yourselves and get a life!

Nikita on

I agree with her that less is more especially when it comes down to make up.

meena on

Lauren Conrad – style? No.

Haz on

I think LC’s clothing line is great! I as a designer myself knows the fabrication is used like 100% modal is expensive jersey quality therefore it explains the prices stated on her pieces. I prefer quality to quantity. Forever 21 is cheap as they use cheap materials and workmanship is bad therefore it explains their pricing too. Lc’s style is effortless chic and she wears her age unlike certain celebs…

Beauty insider on

This sleek crowned and superbly smelling No1 Perfume by Clive Christian is in fact the world’s most expensive perfume. For $735 you can purchase a 50ml bottle of perfume spray in a luxe gold bottle that was awarded by Queen Victoria for its excellence and quality.

It is available in limited quantity by year due to the extravagance and rarity of its ingredients namely: ylang ylang, gentle Tahitian vanilla, pineapple, plum, mirabelle, white peach, rose, jasmine, orris, carnation, benjoin balm, tonka seeds and Indian sandalwood.

The delicate fragrance takes approximately six months to crystallize until it has reached its desired stage of spiciness.

wow she wears a $735 perfume on most days!

loa on


Monica on

the question was “What are your own personal style secrets?”, not “what do you think about LC?”..but why does anyone of you guys hate her? about my style, i say that i simply wear mascara and night i also wear eye-liner, bacause i love the way it makes my eyes look beautiful (even though they are not)..i also think the most important thing is having clean REALLY change your image!!

Beauty insider on

What are your own personal style secrets?

I always wear perfume everyday! although not a $735 perfume like Lauren. I like natural perfume oils like Auric Blends Perfume Roll Ons and I bet lauren would love the auric blends perfume roll ons because she would save money! and she seems like a girl who would wear that.

I also like black eyeliner and I always line the top now that I see lauren does the same, I forgot all about lining the top but now I do top and bottom and my eyes look so much better!

I notice lauren always wears sandals when she is out and about but I like shoes better becasue shoes are healthier for your feet then sandals. I was born the same year as lauren and I really like her style and I always LOVE her make up so I always try to pick the same lip colors and I am now into painting my nails more but im not into black nails yet but lauren started the black nails and she really looks cool with black nails.

Lauren has the best style for her age! I really love her hair color and my color is like hers but im sure her hair color is better lol .

I also like long hair for my age and I like laurens hair long the best!

Constance on

I love LC’s style.. It’s always cute and classy.. Definately a style icon of mine

julian on

Lauren Conrad is being shown alot for her sense of fastion and you guys are all jealous of her that you have to sit here and talk bad about her what did she ever do that was so bad? NOTHING Lauren is great and deserves to be admirried for her clothes

erin on

i just want to know how you are “deserving” of a clothing line?
nevertheless, her “star status” is wearing thin.
people will eventually tire of her.
she can be quite annoying

Dani on

be yourself and stay out of the sun

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