Courtesy of Harper Teen

Lauren Conrad’s latest book, Lauren Conrad Style, won’t hit bookstores till October 5th, but the publisher just released the first three chapters for previewing. “I’ve dressed myself for the camera for five years—and never repeated an outfit once. Now I’m not saying that all my outfits were good. In fact many of them were pretty bad. But I certainly learned a few things along the way,” she writes in the intro. The personal style guide features advice on building your wardrobe (Chapter 1), where Conrad encourages investing in basics like a little black dress and well-cut blazer, plus a few fun items like maxidresses and bold jewelry. Chapter 2 is all about perfecting the California-cool style of jeans and tees that Conrad writes will serve as “foundation for putting together great outfits.” Chapter 3 is all about the hunt (a.k.a. how to shop), and LC advises prepping for that as you would for a day in the wilderness! Click through the gallery below for a sneak peek of Conrad’s cute outfits and pre-order the coffee table book now.