Lauren Conrad Reveals Her Must-Have Item for a Successful Interview

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We’ve all been there - the pre-interview jitters worsened by our worries about finding the perfect outfit. 

The Hills alum Lauren Conrad is no different, and she recently dished on her must-have item for a flawless interview look: nude flats. For an effortless combination of professionalism and style, the perfect pair of flats goes a long way. LC loves them for their “career-woman” vibes, and we agree that a great pair can add an edge of confidence.

When preparing for her own interviews – many of which we did not see chronicled on Laguna Beach – Conrad would build her look starting with her go-to flats. For her, they embodied the mature look she was trying to achieve as she worked to impress potential employers. “I always wanted to look very ‘professional,’ and for some reason, in my mind that meant wearing flats,” Conrad told Refinery29. Inspired by her experience, the star made sure to include plenty of interview-ready flats in her new Kohl’s collection.

While the shoes are an ultimate wardrobe staple, everyone’s style is different. For some, that lucky blazer may spark your vibe, or maybe it’s those perfectly tailored trousers that give you killer confidence. We believe it’s all about finding that perfect piece to help you feel your best when showing off your skills in an interview, and stylish flats are a great place to start.

Check out some of our favorite LC-inspired nude flats below to create a “hire me” interview look without all the stress, then shop our full list of must-have flats to add to your closet. 

LC Smoking Flats

LC Lauren Conrad Women's Smoking Flat, $40

For a sophisticated look, we love LC's smoking flat with a sleek silhouette featuring a rounded toe. A padded footbed provides extra comfort, and the faux-suede upper gives an elegant feel.

chloe scalloped

Chloe 'Lauren' Scalloped Ballerina Flat, $495

These splurge-worthy flats feature a scalloped topline and soft, comfortable leather that allows for all-day wear. 

DVF Cambridge Flat

Diane von Furstenberg 'Cambridge' Suede Ballet Flat, $198 

This timeless flat is made with soft neutral-toned suede and finished with an almond-shaped toe for a classic look. The golden leather trim adds an elegant touch to the office-ready shoe. 


Inspired by LC's tips for a flawless look? Shop our full list of flats here.