LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection: Shopping Guide & Try On

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In all my posts on blogging, this is the first time I’ve ever purchased pieces from a collection and tried them on at home for the purpose of the blog. Well, let’s be honest, it’s mostly to quell my own curiosity. I don’t think it’s a big secret that I’m a fan of Lauren Conrad. And when it comes to fashion, I love her budget-friendly line at Kohl’s, LC Lauren Conrad. This year she showed her very first collection at New York Fashion Week and live streamed it on Periscope. Then immediately following the show, the collection was available for purchase at Kohls.com.

Obviously I jumped right on that, and my items arrived last week. I photographed me trying everything on this weekend and thought I’d give you my honest review and fit details on each piece I was interested in from the collection. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you purchased anything from her collection too!

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection: Shopping Guide & Try On // hellorigby seattle fashion blog

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection: Shopping Guide & Try On

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Tiered Fringe Crop Top // hellorigby seattle fashion blog Tiered Fringe Crop Top in Black, $37.50 (on sale)
Size Ordered: Small
I think this is pretty cute and was pleased overall with the fit. The quality of the fringe, however, leaves something to be desired. The fringey bits are looped, so they get stuck on everything, including the fasteners for this top. It’s just too high maintenance for me to be honest.

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Ruffle Organza Dress // hellorigby seattle fashion blog
Ruffle Organza Dress $60 (on sale)
Size Ordered: 4
This is seriously cute, but not quite cut out for those blessed in the chest. (Or in my case, annoyed by it. :P) You can see the gaping at the arm pit area on my left arm, and it bunches a bit below my bra line. Adorable, but unfortunately not for me.

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Pintuck Tie Neck Blouse // hellorigby seattle fashion blog
Pintuck Tie Neck Top in Whisper White, $33 (on sale)
Size Ordered: Small
From the photos online, I didn’t realize there was a second layer of lace under the collar. It’s quite a cute top, and I do like it, but I wonder if I need to keep this, ya know?

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Owl Print Romper // hellorigby seattle fashion blog
Owl Print Romper, $51 (on sale)
Size Ordered: 4
This was my absolute favorite out of everything I tried on. To be honest, I didn’t have high hopes for this. I was afraid the owl print might be too kitschy, but the fit of this romper is so incredibly flattering that it could have aliens on it for all I care. Okay, maybe not really, I do like owls. ;)

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Open Back Lace Romper // hellorigby seattle fashion blog
Open-Back Lace Romper, $67.50 (on sale)
Size Ordered: 4
Love the bell sleeves, and the fit of this was spot on. However, I felt like a bride. I think this would be adorable for a bride-to-be to wear to her bridal shower, bachelorette party, etc. Maybe I’m just not that into white? Or maybe it’s just the neckline. Either way, it’s cute but not totally my style.

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Lace Trim Blouse in Gray Violet // hellorigiby seattle fashion blog
Lace-Trim Top in Gray Violet, $33 (on sale)
Size Ordered: Small
I like the overall idea of this, but the top was cut too boxy for how I would like to wear it (under skirts, tucked-into pants, etc.) As you can see, it suffers from the unfortunate sag of extra fabric at the waist. The trim on the sleeves, though… so cute.

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Lace Trim Blouse in Gardenia // hellorigby seattle fashion blog
Lace-Trim Blouse in Gardenia, $33 (on sale)
Size Ordered: Small
I love this top, especially now that I’ve seen it in photos (it’s the neckline, honestly.) However, this has absolutely no give, and you can see the pleats gaping at the bust line. I’d recommend sizing up if you might run into the same issue, so I will be trying this in a medium.

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Floral Peasant Maxi Dress // hellorigby seattle fashion blog
Floral Peasant Maxi Dress, $55.50 (on sale)
Size Ordered: 4
Love this in theory…. however for us shorties, I think there’s just too much material happening. For a taller person, this would be beautiful, and I love the peasant sleeves and the tie neck detail. I also found the material on this to just be so-so and on the cheap side, so I might hold out for a bigger price drop.

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Faux Suede Moto Jacket in Hushed Violet // hellorigby seattle fashion blogqLC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Faux Suede Moto Jacket in Hushed Violet // hellorigby seattle fashion blog
Faux-Suede Moto Jacket in Hushed Violet, $90 (on sale)
Size Ordered: 4
Eek, the fit on these jackets were smaller than I expected… but I should have known better. Apparently I normally size up in jackets by Lauren Conrad because I own a size 6 blazer. Oops. Strangely enough, I did find the violet (or blush/beige, which is what it looks more like in real life) jacket to run a teensy bit larger. This definitely runs smaller in the shoulders and chest, so if you typically need to size up in those areas, I recommend doing so.

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Faux Sueded Moto Jacket in Evergreen // hellorigby seattle fashion blog
Faux-Suede Moto Jacket in Evergreen, $90 (sold out online)
Size Ordered: 4
I feel like a tease now that this color has sold out online, but in case you were curious, here’s what it looks like for comparison to the Hushed Violet version. If you can find this in your local Kohl’s, I recommend giving it a try.

LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Bow Sleeve Crepe Floral Blouse // hellorigby seattle fashion blog
Bow-Sleeve Crepe Top in Black, $25 (on sale)
Size Ordered: Small
Love the colors of this top, how cute would this look with a button front corduroy skirt in oxblood or brown?! The fit of this is true to size, and I’d even say it’s cut generously since it does have a more boxy fit.

I hope that if you were interested in this collection this was helpful! I always have difficulty judging how things will fit on my body versus the super tall models walking the runway, so I always like to see things on someone a bit more my size. If you’re interested in any of the pieces, be sure to use code “LEAVES” which will give you 20% off and free shipping on $75+.

Which pieces from the collection do you like? Are there ay collections coming up you’d like to see a shopping guide/try on for?


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46 thoughts on “LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection: Shopping Guide & Try On

      1. Jenn Post author

        They just dropped in price again! 30% off now. ;) I also have a Kohl’s card just so I can buy her line (and towels…) at a discount, ha! :P

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Wow, what an awesome deal! Ha, I definitely think you’ll be seeing a lot of theses pieces on the sale rack in a couple of months… seems to be the usual for things at Kohl’s!

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  1. Kati Rose

    I had heard that LC was launching a runway collection but in the time I spent admiring all my usual designer faves new stuff it completely slipped my mind. Now I think I may need to check it out because some of these pieces are beautiful and would fit perfectly in my style and be able to wear for work too.
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  2. Macy

    I am obsessed with Lauren Conrad and felt so excited when I found out she was going to have a show at Fashion Week, It’s like she is my friend in real life haha. I haven’t bought anything from the collection yet, but I have my eye on some of the pieces.
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  3. Mattie

    I am IN LOVE with that green suede jacket! I’m actually glad it’s sold out because I’m trying not to spend. I’d also be tempted by that lace romper for my rehearsal dinner if I didn’t already have a dress for the occasion!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Ha, I’m glad for your sake it’s sold out too! I would have been tempted to reorder it in the next size up if it was still available because I love the color!

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  4. Cat

    This whole collection is so cute! I could have kept so much in this. I agree, the owl romper is frickin’ adorable (especially with that shade of lipstick you are rocking). I actually think the pintuck tie neck top is also pretty cute, since it’s a fairly low maintenance top that still looks feminine and a little dressy.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw thanks Cat! I like it too, I’m tempted to keep it but I think I may wait for it to drop in price a bit more since I don’t need it, ya know?

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I think it’s definitely worth a shot! I was impressed overall with the line, a lot of cute pieces even if they didn’t 100% work out for me.

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  5. Annessa @ Seeking Sunshine

    I’m always so curious about the LC by Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl’s! I purchased a blazer from the first ever release, but wasn’t so into the quality of fabric – as you mentioned in many of your item reviews. I’m loving the lace trim blouse and the bow sleeve crepe top. The patterns are just so sweet! Both rompers look amazing on you – I don’t think I’d be able to pull them off!

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  6. Carly

    Ohhh that green jacket is so pretty! I’ve been loving any of the tie tops lately and love the white/cream one. I sometimes feel like Kohls (or maybe just this line?) is on the expensive side for the quality, but I guess it’s one of those places that you have to know how to shop the sales / use coupons?
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, I definitely think the original prices are higher to account for the amount of coupons they run. It did go on sale again for 30% off, plus if you have a Kohl’s card they offer an additional 30% off. I may or may not have a Kohl’s card for this reason… ;)

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  7. Leanna

    Love the LC Lauren Conrad collection at Kohls, I have been fairly disappointed with the sizing lately though. Nothing seems to fit up top, or it’s too boxy. Glad you found some pieces you liked, that last floral top I might just have to order. It looks great on you!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Leanna! I think you’d like that one – I found it to fit well across the chest without being overly boxy in my normal size. Agree with you on the sizing, it seems inconsistent across the entire line.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yep, I totally feel ya on that problem. I think the dress and moto jacket could definitely work though – I did try the size up in the moto jacket on in store for reference and it still looked good!

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  8. Rita

    That romper!!!! Wawaweewa!! The color and style look incredible on you Jenn! I’m also loving the soft and feminine pintuck tie neck blouse. The lace collar is such a pretty touch!

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  9. Amy

    I kept hearing how the moto jacket runs small, but I couldn’t find these in my Kohl’s store, i feel icky ordering these online because I don’t know what size to order. I bought Lace-Trim Blouse in XXL today and it fits really loose, and I fit most of its items in Large, but some are smaller than others. Any recommendations for sizing on the MOTO jacket and Ruffle Organza Dress?

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Totally depends on your bust size, as both items for me ran small in that area. The jacket also runs a bit tight in the shoulders in my opinion. I normally wear a size small in her line, with the occasional exception on items that are a bit more fitted across the chest. I would recommend going one size up in the jacket, in the dress I think you’d be safe in your normal size, unlike your bust is larger than average. If you don’t have it in your store, you might want to grab your normal size and the size up and just return whichever doesn’t work. They have always been amazing with returns for me, which is why I don’t hesitate to order multiple sizes often! Hope that helps.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Hi Kelly! Unfortunately I returned the jacket as I didn’t love the way it fit me. Good luck on finding it! If you want help finding similar faux suede jackets, I’ve seen several that you might like. Let me know if you want me to email you those! :)

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