Rachel Green was, is and forever shall be #stylegoals. Whether you grew up watching Friends, got into the series once it hit streaming services or only know the characters by cultural osmosis, you know that Rachel Green is a total boss when it comes to fashion and making her career dreams come true. Her latest feat appears to be a Friends-inspired Ralph Lauren collection, despite the seemingly insurmountable barrier of not being real.
Jokes aside, Ralph Lauren and Bloomingdale’s have partnered up to release the collection in honour of Friends‘ 25th anniversary. According to the Ralph Lauren site, the “The One Where They All Wear Ralph Lauren” collection is inspired by “25 years of the characters’ iconic style.” Technically, the collab is dedicated to all the Friends, but we all know this is really about Rachel, perfectly portrayed by Jennifer Aniston.
Over the course of 10 seasons, we watched Rach go from daddy’s dependent to a (terrible) waitress to a personal shopper at Bloomingdale’s and FINALLY to an exec at Ralph Lauren. This collection is really a celebration of Rachel’s style and professional success: smashing those career goals and looking fab while doing it—that’s why Rachel Green is the centre of our vision board.
The collection, consisting of an updated version of the fashion worn in mainly the latter seasons of the show, includes your basics, like sweaters, turtlenecks and suits, and a mix of stand-out pieces that seem to be straight from the show. Like the leopard-print coat that looks just like this one Rachel rocked and the plaid skirt, which is reminiscent of Rachel’s A+ mini-apron game.
Of course, the other characters’ influences are evident in the collection too. The patterned maxi-skirt is very Phoebe and are we sure this jacket isn’t straight out of Ross’s wardrobe? (We know these leather pants are.) Some of this stuff is just too good.
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While it’s fun that RL is doing an official Friends collection (especially since the man himself literally made a cameo in the show), we can’t help but wish they had paid more homage to the earlier seasons, particularly when it comes to Rachel. Where’s the black mini-skirt (that isn’t leather)? Where are the tiny t-shirts? Where are the mom jeans? Where are the coveralls?
Realistically, the collection is meant to be business wear so we get why the focus is on more professional looks than denim and mini-skirts. Although you better believe we’re now more inspired than ever to dress like Rachel Green for the rest of the week.