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What to Wear With a Polo Shirt

Written by: Rebecca Shires | January 17, 2017.

No man can ever own too many polo shirts. They’re one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces and can be worn for any occasion. Although the polo shirt is such a classic, it is really easy to style them wrong. This is why we have created a guide on 3 different ways to wear your polo shirt.

Casual

casual

Unless you dress the rest of your outfit to match your casual vibe, it isn’t going to work. Avoid anything tailored/structured such as chinos and blazers. Pick something comfortable, like joggers for example (or jersey shorts in summer). Pair with your favourite Vans and you’re good to go. If you’re more of a jeans kinda guy, try pairing your polo shirt with some ripped skinny jeans to keep that casual edge. For colder weather, throw a bomber jacket over the top too avoid looking over dressed.

Top Left: Lyle and Scott Polo T Shirt | Top Right: Armani Jeans Jogging Bottoms | Bottom Left: Fred Perry Tramline Tipped Bomber Jacket | Bottom Right: Vans Old Skool Trainers

Smart-Casual

smart-casual

This is the occasion polo shirts were made for! Pair with some chinos and a pair of smart shoes for the perfect smart casual outfit. Try opting for a dark polo shirt and keep the chinos light to keep that relaxed yet put together element. Making sure you strike the right balance with shoes is also key for the perfect smart casual look. If the outfit is looking too formal, pair with some white trainers.

Top Left: Lyle and Scott Polo T Shirt | Top Right: Luke 1977 Vacuum Skinny Chino Trousers | Bottom Left: Converse Chuck Taylor Ox Leather Trainers Bottom Right: Armani Jeans Leather Belt

Smart

smart

It may be more difficult, but you can in fact make polo shirts look smart. Pair with some suit trousers and a blazer for a put together look. Add some formal loafers into the mix and you’re ready for your business meeting. If you want to dress the look down a bit, opt for a white trainer rather than your formal shoes for a look that will take you from day to night.

Top Left: Ralph Lauren Oxford Polo T Shirt | Top Right: Hugo Boss Black Crigan 3D Trousers | Bottom Left: Hugo Boss Black Roan Blazer Jacket | Bottom Right: Ted Baker Micke 2 Leather Shoes

Basically, if in doubt – wear a polo shirt. No matter what the occasion is, you’ll be able to put together the perfect outfit. With a polo shirt, you’ll never look out of place.  Not only are they versatile but also durable and comfortable. Whether you need to update your collection or start yours, we have a wide range of brands on our website.