Sometimes you want to take a break from all the formal wears but you still got to keep your cool and style. The polo shirt is your go to outfit because not only is it versatile but also an easy wear. See five different ways you can wear yours:
You can still keep your cool in hot weather while still remaining stylish. Switch your long sleeved shirt for a polo shirt works. A notch above a T-shirt and suit pairing but not as formal (and stuffy) as a suit and shirt, you can go two ways here: tuck your polo in and combine with a classic dress watch and leather Derbies/brogues for a sophisticated aesthetic, or stay cool and casual by leaving it untucked and completing the look with a pair of minimal trainers or suede loafers.
Dress It Up
Suits aren’t really your thing? Not to worry, the polo shirt is here to rescue the day. The polo shirt can be worn when the weather is too hot for a blazer. It is advisable you button your polo shirt to the top to avoid looking casual and you can combine it with neutral slim-fitting chinos in beige, navy or grey for a foolproof smart-casual look.
Teaming a white polo with white chinos (make sure it is fitted as a loose pair will kill the sleek look). Make sure the polo is cut slim through the body and does not boasts of logos. For footwear, you can still decide to something white or maybe brown for a bit of contrast. If all-white doesn’t work for your skin tone, try introducing lighter neutrals like beige and stone, or subtle pastels such as mint green and sky blue, which won’t have the same wash-out effect.
Pair your polo shirt with tailored shorts to remain stylish during the hot season. The key here is to choose a polo shirt in a lighter hue and breathable fabric, to ensure you stay comfortable in the heat. If you are going for neutral shorts then you might want to consider choosing patterned or printed designs to add some life to an otherwise plain look.
The polo shirt has its history in sports so it will easily fit in a sport setting. Try teaming yours with a lightweight bomber jacket and tailored joggers for a slick streetwear-inspired ensemble, or wear it on its own with a simple pair of cropped black trousers and some fresh white leather or canvas trainers for a smart take on sports luxe.