There is a duality at the heart of the season, where Ralph Lauren’s most iconic influences—from sporting traditions to Ivy League dress codes—are reimagined. Yet the quality, heritage, and style that have come to define Ralph Lauren as the quintessential American lifestyle brand remain.
The Women’s Collection presents preppy classics with a regal refinement and everyday attitude. Shades of indigo complement the authentic feel of new denim styles, while crisp white Polos and button-down shirts take a measured approach to the change in seasons. Vintage florals in the form of georgette dresses can be worn alone at the start of the season, then layered with signature knitwear once the air turns crisp. Among the highlighted looks is an officer’s jacket decorated with regal soutache trim that can be teamed as easily with blue jeans as with tailored pants.
Fall 2019 begins with a mix of heritage inspiration and modern prep. Reinterpreted campus classics, surplus gear, and Polo Bear sweatshirts lead the season’s lineup of layered looks. A shawl cardigan, for example, is updated with bold color-blocking and vintage collegiate graphics. In another instance, a fatigue jacket combines the utilitarian silhouette of the original military version with signature patches and stenciling. Puffer vests and zip sweaters make for easy transitional dressing, while ripped-and-repaired denim give a nod to irreverent, athletic-club styles. Contemporary staples, which range from oxford shirts to knit blazers, keep the Polo man looking smart without sacrificing comfort.
A new school year calls for iconic Polo pieces they can wear in and out of the classroom. Oxford shirts and shirtdresses in striped or plaid patterns set the tone for a perfect first day. Sweaters and cardigans covered in Polo Bear patches are just the cozy favorites she’ll be reaching for when the leaves change. Pullovers and jeans with playful prep-centric doodles are the new must-haves for boys. Soon as temperatures begin to drop, an array of outerwear such as quilted vests and barn jackets will keep them warm.