As if we weren’t geeked enough to see LC reuniting with all her old Laguna Beach pals for Dieter Shmitz’s recent nuptials, she had us chomping at the bit last week with the announcement of a pop-up shop in Glendale for the release of her new LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection for Kohl’s.
In a teaser vid posted to her page, we got a sneak peek at the collection, which had her revisiting a newfound Taylor Swift summer goth look.
Now, the collection is here in all its glory, and let us just say: It was WELL worth the wait. Less sugary sweet than, say, this summer’s Alice in Wonderland collection, LC’s new runway styles have more than an air of old Hollywood glamour in a sultry mix of plush velvet, slinky silks and lace in hushed tones as well as deep, romantic hues. It’s a far more grown-up look for LC on the heels of her former Disney collections, and it’s definitely working for her. See for yourself with 10 of our favorite pieces from the collection below, available at Kohl’s!
1. Lace Midi Dress ($80): With its lace wine overlay, tulle trim and chiffon sash, this midi dress is the epitome of gothic romance.
2. Ruffle Blouse ($50) + Wide-Leg Velvet Pants ($60): LC pairs two of fall’s hottest NYFW looks — velvet and ruffles — together to create this sophisticated two-piece, complete with a French-girl style floral tie.
3. Ruffle Romper ($70): Also distinctly on-trend for fall with its sheer bell sleeves, this black jumper is far from your basic romper. Throw on a pair of heels and some dangling earrings for instant elegance.
4. Embellished Maxi Dress ($80): This breathtaking dusty mauve gown could easily be from another time period entirely with its floor-skimming length and apron lay back. Elegant details such as the keyhole back, floral applique and ribbon sash only add to its charm.