LC: My 'Laguna Beach' Style Was 'Head-to-Toe' Bad

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Now that Lauren Conrad has successfully made the jump from reality star to savvy businesswoman thanks to her impeccable style and seven -- yes seven -- New York Times bestsellers books, LC is looking back at the laid-back California style she made famous on the beloved MTV hit Laguna Beach.

...And it turns out she's more than a little embarrassed about her teenage style.

"I try to never look back at how I dressed in the first few seasons of Laguna Beach because it was pretty bad … head-to-toe bad," she admits in a new interview with Lucky.

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One style she particularly regrets?

A much-worn pair of denim capris that she even sported during her appearance on TRL in 2005.

"This past summer, MTV replayed every episode and I would always see it and be like, 'Ahh, noo!' I wore these capri denim pants a lot and they were so bad," she says.

But LC now has the last laugh -- she currently designs two successful clothing lines -- Paper Crown and LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s.

"The TV show did not help my reputation very much. It was difficult to be taken seriously," she shares about breaking into the fashion industry. "But I think the fact that I went to school to study fashion and worked in the industry helped me. I think it's a good thing to feel like you have to prove something, because you're always going to have to work a little bit harder."

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And what's next for the ambitious 27-year-old star?

It turns out we might be looking at the next Vera Wang.

"A friend from high school recently reminded me my goal was to own a bridal boutique! I’d love to design bridal dresses."