The Trends You Can Wear for the Next 50 Years, From Lauren Conrad


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Defining your signature style is not an easy feat. I’ve fallen victim to fashion crazes that make me look back and cringe, and it’s taken years to truly refine my own wardrobe. Trends come and go in the blink of an eye, and while they’re fun for a season, it’s kind of depressing to see all that money go into the giveaway pile. I don’t turn away from trendy pieces altogether, but I have learned to choose au courant styles that I know will become classics. In today’s column, I’m addressing five items that are true keepers. From chic ladylike handbags to staple blazers, these pieces have already held their own in the fashion world, and I know that they will continue to do so.

Keep scrolling to find out which pieces made the list.

Ladylike Satchels

When it comes to timeless silhouettes, a sturdy yet ladylike satchel takes the cake. Available in all different sizes, you can guarantee that this handbag trend will be around for years to come. I’m such a fan that I had to design my own version in my latest LC Lauren Conrad handbag collection.


There are few things more comfortable than a sweaterdress. This look is also more versatile than you’d think. Layer them under your favorite coat, pair them with a bold pair of over-the-knee boots, or keep it minimal with dainty jewelry and a statement handbag. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a sweaterdress.


An on-trend piece that you can always guarantee to find in my closet is a classic peacoat. If there’s one outwear silhouette that has proven to withstand the test of time, it’s this one. I tend to keep mine more neutral, but the olive-green option below has certainly caught my eye.


Gone are the days of running around in heels for hours on end. My shoe game has gotten considerably more comfortable over the years, and timeless loafers will always be right on trend.

Cat-Eye Sunglasses

This list wouldn’t be the same without a sunglass mention. While you can usually find me in my favorite pair of Ray-Ban aviators, the runner-up has to be oversize cat-eye sunglasses. There’s something effortlessly chic and feminine that I just love about this silhouette.

Lauren Conrad
Who's your style icon?

I have many. I love anyone who is unapologetically themselves and dresses in a way that makes them happy.

Who are your 5 favorite people to follow on Twitter/Instagram?

@elizabethmessina, @paperfashion, @kellyoxford, @kristin_ess, @papercrownluvsu

What's the fashion essential you can’t live without?

Rag and bone skinny jeans. I dress them up and dress them down. 

What's your desert island album?

It's hard to say, because I go through so many phases with music. Maybe James Taylor? I don't think I'll ever get tired of him. ​

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