Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Lauren Conrad is Sweet and Simple

[Welcome to Celebrity Chic on the Cheap, where our style guru takes a celebrity look and breaks it down for you, our poor college fashionista. What does that mean? It means that while the celebrities (like chic gone crazy Kate Moss) are spending $5,000 and more on an ensemble, you an spend way less…and save the rest for Margarita Mondays.]
Lauren Conrad is completely and utterly brilliant. She has somehow managed to parlay getting paid to turn her teenage/college-aged angst into an empire. She has a clothing line, a series of books (that I am unabashedly addicted to, btdubs), a lifestyle website (how very Gwyneth), and is a staple on best dressed lists. And to think, it all started because she was willing to put her dramz on a platter for all of us to devour on a weekly basis.
She’s basically our generation’s Einstein, with far better hair. Lauren’s style is amazing in its simplicity. It’s classic without being dull and trendy without being cliche. She has created an effortlessly unique blend of aesthetics, from preppy to boho to beach chic.  Her night looks are among some of my favorites because they’re always very simple and demure, which can be a nice change of pace.

Top, Skirt, Pumps, Bag

This button-up blouse is a gorgeous color, and very versatile. You could pair it with suits, shorts, skinny jeans, or, like Lauren, a high-waisted skirt.  Lauren’s navy/black floral skirt is so faboo.  It’s an interesting twist on a spring pattern, and it’s a great spring/summer night time piece. “Nude” continues to be a hot shade for accessories because it adds an instant burst of chic sophistication and is incredibly versatile. I love the chain strap on Lauren’s bag because it adds a little bit of character without being overwhelming. This is a great look if you’re feeling a little more conservative, but still want to dazzle anyone who sees you with your delightful style.
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