If the last time you wore a polo shirt was as part of your school PE kit, it’s time to take another look at this elementary menswear piece.
More structured than a t-shirt but still casual enough to be worn off-duty, polo shirts can be dressed up or down. Here are six different was to style a polo shirt.
For winter: Merino wool polo shirt & skinny jeans
A merino wool polo shirt in grey or blue is a style staple for the colder months. The textured appearance adds interest and you’ll be snug as a bug.
Go for a muscle fit and wear yours with black skinny jeans with knee cut-outs and white Adidas Stan Smith’s for a spiffing smart casual look.
For summer: Stripy polo shirt & chinos
Nautical stripes and polo shirts are a match made in style heaven. This summery look is great for holidays and al fresco dining.
Stone or camel chinos will keep things simple on the bottom half, and a pair of brown leather brogues and a matching belt pull the look together.
For the bold: Bright polo shirt & Chinos
Inject some colour into an everyday outfit with a Lacoste polo shirt in an optimistic bright shade. An easy going way to style a pink polo shirt is with a grey hoody, navy chinos and grey canvas trainers.
For nights out: print polo shirt & leather jacket
Inject some individuality with a print polo shirt – ditsy prints, floral prints and tribal prints are fun to experiment with.
Layer up with a cashmere cardigan and leather jacket, or if you prefer, a denim jacket. Dark-wash slim fit jeans and suede chukka boots will complement a creative print.
Smarten up: Long-sleeved polo shirt & blazer
A black or charcoal long sleeve polo shirt is as smart as you’re going to get in a polo. Think of it as the step before upgrading to a button-down shirt. Tailored slim-fit trousers and a shiny tassel loafer polish off the look.
Get sporty: classic white polo shirt
Athleisure and sporty luxe are here to stay. A classic white polo shirt in lightweight jersey is an essential building block. Add some tailored jogging bottoms, slip-ons and a velvet cap to cement the outfit together.