Is there anything Lauren Conrad can't do? Allure caught up with her to chat about contouring, clothes, and her upcoming Halloween costume.
For those of us who came of age rooting for her on Laguna Beach and The Hills (and now stalk her Pinterest), it can be easy to forget that Lauren Conrad isn't actually our real-life best friend, which is exactly what happened last week when I saw her engagement announcement on Instagram and squealed with excitement. I caught up with the busier-than-ever designer to talk beauty, fashion, and Halloween — and yes, she's just as nice as you imagine.
You've recently partnered with Downy and California Closets. What's your best tip for having an organized closet?
"The trick is regularly cleaning it out. A couple months ago when I moved, I found all these great things I hadn't worn in years. If you're someone who loves clothes, it's difficult to part with them. I associate my clothes with memories, so if it's a dress I wore on a great night out, I don't want to get rid of it even though I'll never wear it again. But whenever I'm unsure about items, I put them away in a suitcase and the rule is if you don’t open the suitcase after 6 months to a year, put everything into a bag and donate it."
What pieces do you always gravitate toward, whether you're designing for your line or pulling from your closet?
"I love dresses. They're the most fun to wear and the easiest because you're not dealing with separates — you just add shoes and a bag and you're done. I always gravitate toward lighter tones, softer silhouettes, a more romantic palette. I'll mix it up with black leather so it's more seasonal and weather-appropriate, but I just tend to love prettier things."
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