Summer outfit inspo: Preppy tennis star


By Stephanie Boey

Summer outfit inspo: Preppy tennis star

Think Lacoste and the image of a clean white polo with an embroidered crocodile on the left chest immediately pops into mind. ‘The Crocodile’ was the nickname given to the founder of the brand, René Lacoste —a French tennis player—for his tenacity on and off the court. The well-skilled player went on to win multiple championships, including taking the French Open title in 1925, 1927 and 1929 before immortalising his moniker into a clothing line in 1933. The legend and the brand are proudly French, and it’s apt that the latest collection is in collaboration with The French Open (more popularly known as Roland-Gaross) to celebrate this year’s tournament.

The Lacoste x Roland-Garros collection is a beautiful mix of performance and lifewear that the French fashion brand is famously known for. The green Lacoste croc gets a clean slate in white, court lines are deconstructed into timeless stripes and tennis ball outlines create a modern print in colour blocks to produce an overall look that is casual but refined. The Striped Tech Pique polo has sharp geometric lines that stretch across the chest and line up beautifully with the sleeves while the Petit Pique Polo Shirt plays with simple but ultra chic colour blocking. The caps, bucket hats and windbreakers combine design with functionality, and are specially branded with the Roland-Garros logo.

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If you’re looking for more relaxed silhouettes, you’ll be pleased with the Tennis Remix edit. It bears the same athleisurewear identity with a more contemporary twist. The same timeless stripes line the pieces, with a more casual approach. The v-neck cotton sweater bears three striking stripes on the neckline in royal blue, pristine white and deep red for a sporty touch. Perfect for a casual day out, the striped crew neck sweater sharpens up any look. Wear it loose and untucked for a relaxed fit. The standout piece? The water-resistant windbreaker with stripes that extend across the entire breadth of the outerwear, made even more functional with a kangaroo pullover. You don’t have to be a tennis star to look good in this!

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The Lacoste x Roland-Garros collection is now available in Lacoste stores.