Lauren Conrad's 7 Style Rules to Live By

The chic designer and blogger – and PEOPLE StyleWatch's new columnist! – shares her tricks for accessorizing LBDs, mastering a quick-and-easy hairstyle and more!

GO FOR MAXI-MUM EFFECT

"Maxis have always been a style staple for me," Lauren says of these on-trend and surprisingly easy-to-wear skirts. She recommends pairing looser versions with a tucked-in or belted top, while body-con maxis look perfect with loose blouses and slouchy sweaters.