Ralph Lauren Collection Lookalikes to Buy Now

Ralph Lauren pre-fall 19 collection
Photo Source: Ralph Lauren

The Ralph Lauren Pre-Fall 2019 collection is the stuff of style dreams. Rich brown hues, metallics, knits and plaids layer atop each other for outfits that are flat-out classy.

Classy, yes. Budget-friendly, no. Four digits for a pair of pants isn’t anywhere near the realm of possibility for most (unless that’s the only item of clothing you’re buying this year).

But after drooling over these luxe pieces, I went on a mission to find Ralph Lauren for less. Well, sort of. Read on for five affordable picks that channel the famous label without duping the price tag.

“Ralph Lauren for Less” Picks

The drapey trouser

The beauty of this pant is in the drape. Thanks to the wool weave construction and pleats at the waist, it hangs over the body gently to create a very feminine silhouette.

Our budget alternative

Made of rayon, the Midtown Pant won’t have the same weight as the Lauren version, but they do mimic the soft drape. The pleats at the front combined with a fuller leg give this pant a hint of formality.

The metallic tank

Talk about a dressy tank! This top features an elegant faux scarf draped around the neckline. Even without the neck detail, this top is a standout thanks to the gorgeous metallic print.

Our budget alternative

Here, the cowl neck hints at the drapey neckline we love on the Ralph Lauren tank. And the champagne-toned gold Lamé fabric is every bit as luxe as the printed pattern above. Wear this top with nice jeans and heels or a wide-legged black pant.

The pleated skirt

Heading into the cooler months, keeping a glamorous pleated midi skirt on hand means you’re ready for last-minute party invites. Unfortunately, this one probably costs you its weight in gold.

Our budget alternative

Our pick is shorter and slightly darker in tone than the original — both points make it that much more wearable. Pair it with a sleek, fitted top in cream and black strappy heals for a perfect party outfit.

Moto jacket

The classic moto jacket gets even more versatile in this ultra modern iteration by Ralph Lauren. What makes it so striking is the lack of embellishments — the color, fabric and clean lines do all the work here.

Our budget alternative

This moto will stay in your rotation for years to come. Throw it on over a sweater and trousers to work. Slip it on with a sundress when fall rolls around. Try it over a slinky dress on date night. And it’s always an option when you’re wearing jeans.

Catherine Brock

Owner and Editor at The Budget Fashionista
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
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