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Sophisticated Stripes​​​
 

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Summer 2013

 

No pattern conjures up the spirit of summer quite like nautical stripes—long a Ralph Lauren favorite. Our striped designs feature colors that echo those of sand, sky and sea, and their heritage recalls maritime adventure. This season, we’ve brought the French sailor’s uniform back to shore and given it a cosmopolitan twist, thanks to body-conscious cuts and luxurious fabrics. Metallic details, such as a silver chain on a red and navy handbag and the gold strap on Black Label’s Roxana Dress, add shine, while a sun-faded red hue adds vibrancy and dimension to Blue Label’s awning-striped blouse. Channel a starlet in St. Tropez by pairing your striped pieces with glossy, glamorous extras: A sleek sandal crafted from bright white leather and a printed silk scarf worn around your neck will evoke old-Hollywood romance. For a bohemian look, an espadrille with a striped print has a down-to-earth vibe. Now just add a tan, a cold drink and a yacht and you’re ready to go.

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