Lacoste Summer Collection: The Old School Chic

Lacoste’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection has given a contemporary twist to old-school sport chic, with tennis wear reconsidered for streets and beach attire recast as elegant wardrobe separates that float effortlessly from day into night. In a homage to tennis whites, Lacoste has also added subtle yet strong splashes of emerald green and navy.

Women can try a fitted tennis dress styled with canvas hi-top tennis sneakers; men will find the heavy piqué cotton jacket with contrast-coloured piping on the collar and pockets a directional piece, especially when worn over shorts.

Beach elegance is available too, with summer staples for women including a thin jersey cardigan or a light linen jacket worn over a one-piece boy’s boxer-cut swimsuit. A light cotton safari jacket for men offers the promise of an unstructured and relaxed season.