Lauren Conrad's role in fashion has gone from the Cali girl everyone wanted to dress like to a budding designer with some actual talent--her latest line,
On her new beauty website, the Beauty Department, Conrad lists ombre hair and nails as her latest obsession. The ombre look is all over Hollywood right now, but few have managed to master the look quite like LC.
Way before this season's lengthier hems, LC did the maxi as part of her relaxed Cali-girl look at New York Fashion Week in 2008 to show her Lauren Conrad Collection.
Winged Liquid Liner
It's not the first cat eye ever done, but she definitely pulls it off better than most, without a stitch of eyeshadow to counter.
Oversized High Buns
A sky-high ballerina bun is her go-to event look when she's not sporting the signature wavy middle part--she even sports it on the cover of her book, Lauren Conrad Style.
Cuffed jeans paired with a tank and flip flops may sound like a no brainer, but after Conrad wore the look in pretty much every episode of The Hills' first season, this west coast uniform went national.
The Middle Part
The Kardashians are practically poster children for the middle part. But imitating LC just seems more plausible to the average gal. So when Conrad changes her hair, we all feel like we can pull it off, too.
Black Nail Polish
Before The Hills black nail polish was for emo kids and goths. Who knew dark nails could look so cool paired with feminine attire?
Conrad is no Blair Waldorf, but man did she love her head gear. Aside from her Chanel bags, we're pretty sure headbands--whether a scarf or a thick black band--were her favorite accessory in her reality days.
Plaid button-downs saw a surge in popularity a few years ago, and Conrad was on the bandwagon. A plaid shirt with jeans was her go-to off-camera look.
Simply put, no one does it better.