The fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection by Ralph Lauren exemplifies the perfect wardrobe for the current weather outside. The colors are neutral, mostly browns and creams, drifting away from the darker colors we find ourselves hiding in during the winter months. Yet, the colors in the collection are not bright enough to be considered spring hues. There are also a lot of shawls and lightweight coats shown in the line that highlight the ideal items we need for chilly temperatures. While sitting front row at the show, Kanye West could not resist saying, “Ralph is the God,” in response to the collection. The same thought came to me when I clicked through the runway show online, wishing I could have seen it live. I loved the designs so much that I went ahead and put together an outfit that gives off a similar vibe while still keeping the missing spring weather in mind.
Even though the calendar says it is supposed to be spring, Mother Nature is just not ready to let go of the cold. The flowers are supposed to be blooming, and the daisies are supposed to be smiling. However, I still am forced to check my weather app before I walk outside, fearing a high of 30 degrees. I cannot understand for the life of me why one day I am sweating, and then the next I am shivering, questioning why I didn’t choose to wear a heavier jacket. While the weather is still cold, I am not ready to bring out my bright colored clothes that typically suit the spring weather.
I centered this outfit around the basics, which is not usually like my style. I started with my beige jeans to follow along with the runway show. Then I put on my chestnut brown boots, keeping the neutral colors continuous throughout my outfit. For a shirt, I wasn’t ready to add in any colors yet and felt that white wouldn’t take away too much from the neutral look I was trying to maintain. I finished the outfit off with a navy blue ruffled shawl, which follows the items worn in Lauren’s collection. By choosing to wear a color, I was able to add my own personal spark to the ensemble.