Look Like LC On The Cheap

Lauren Conrad, from MTV’s The Hills unveiled her fall 2008 collection, le vie en rose, recently. I’m not really impressed because I’ve pretty much seen every piece somewhere else. She changed up the fabrics or added a little detail here and there, but the feel is no different from everything else being offered by trend-driven retailers. And the prices are ridiculous for what she’s selling ($58 leggings, seriously?). Now I’m not a proponent of stealing from a designer, but since LC borrowed heavily from the trend world, I decided to peruse the Web for less expensive versions of her clothing.

  • Lauren’s Inspiration Look: Zoe Dress, $230
  • Less Expensive Version: Halter Necklace Maxi Dress, $29.80
  • Lauren’s Inspiration Look: Katherine Wrap, $165; Long leggings, $58; Jackie Tube Top, $44.97
  • Less Expensive Version: LS Buttonless Cardigan, $19.80; Diane Stretch Leggings, $12.80; Crossover Pleat Tube Top, $5.80
  • Lauren’s Inspiration Look: Charlize Top, $145; Gabrielle Skirt, $165
  • Less Expensive Version: Ipex Bra Top Ruched Halter, $39; Melange Jersey Pocket Skirt, $30