I had way too much fun going through Lauren Conrad‘s red carpet looks since she appeared on MTV’s Laguna Beach. True life: I hated the reality show within the first five minutes, then got hooked through a Lagunz marathon two weeks later. My senior year of college was spent copying LC’s looks via Target while some teen four years my junior wore the real thing.
Fast forward six years later and I still think of Conrad as a style icon, sticking with looks that work (plum lips, super strapped sandals, hair pinned up in a low bun). Some might even say she’s got a bit of Kate Middleton in her, though Conrad’s looks are far more daring than those of the Duchess (with all due respect to Her Royal Highness).
Take a spin through our gallery to check out 40 of Conrad’s red carpet looks throughout the years.