Lacoste, long associated with the upper-crust preppie fashion, made a slight turn towards rusticness in its Fall 2007 debut yesterday. While the familiar neutral seafarer flavor was still evident, it also made way for an autumn collection that is more at ease with horseback riding and brisk walking.

The cashmere flannel plaid of this shawl coat is reminiscent of Katharine Hepburn talking a quick stroll around in Cape Cod

The jolt of this collection came in the form of the shocking tangerine that appeared in a few pieces (i.e. the v-neck striped sweater on the right), proving that prep can welcome a wild streak here and there

The striped beret, crew-neck sweater, wire-rimmed frames, and slightly worn-in denim evoked the first day of school at Bryn Mawr