Lifestyle Style Lauren Conrad's Style Secrets April's PEOPLE StyleWatch cover girl gives us the scoop on how to achieve her California-chic look By People Staff Published on March 15, 2011 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 07 DESIGN DARLING Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty The designer-packed wardrobe is totally enviable, and there’s one brand she’s particularly fond of these days: her own! “I can’t wait to wear pieces from my new line this summer!” she gushes to us about her third clothing collection, Paper Crown. 02 of 07 STAR IN STRIPES Maxppp/Landov “You can’t go wrong with a classic stripe,” the fashionista declares of her preferred type of easy-chic tee. A particular favorite is Kain brand – “They’re so comfortable!” she raves. 03 of 07 SHOULDER TO SHOULDER Mike Coppola/FilmMagic The famously fit celeb often works her assets in bicep-baring tops and leg-flaunting minis, but she says she especially loves to play up her shoulders in “drapey tops in lightweight fabrics!” 04 of 07 CASUAL COMMITMENT Ramey Although Lauren’s style has evolved since her debut on Laguna Beach, one thing has remained constant: “I’m a beach girl at heart,” she says. “Denim cut-offs and flip-flops will always have a place in my closet.” 05 of 07 LEATHER LADY X17 “When I want to add effortless cool, I put on a cropped leather jacket,” the star says. Here she accents a beachy dress with a classic zipped topper, adding a chignon and chic chains to give the look high-fashion flair. 06 of 07 DRESS FOR STYLE SUCCESS National Photo Group One of Lauren’s favorite looks is “a longer hem for daytime – it feels ladylike,” she says. She loves this outfit because “the prints and accessories keep it young!” Nab her style by accenting a flirty sundress with platforms and chunky leather accessories. 07 of 07 JEAN-IUS Norman Scott/Startraks The lady loves her staples: her go-to denim is “an indigo-color skinny style.” She mixes up the simple basic with patterned tops, great heels or fabulous jewelry.