How to Stylishly Wear a Polo in 2018


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Polo shirts are no longer the über-preppy look you remember from your grade school days. There are so many new ways our favorite street style stars have adapted the button-down trend as of late that we can’t wait to try it out in our own arsenal of looks come summer.

The polo shirt has been reinvented with nearly every decade in recent memory. The ’70s paired it with flared jeans, the ’80s took a tighter and more cropped approach; the ’90s and ’00s took the preppy classics from the likes of Ralph Lauren and Lacoste and infused a little sporty vibe by way of track pants, slouchy denim, and the like. Now in 2018, we’re rolling all those throwback trends together to create looks that are both sophisticated and sporty and tailored and youthful at the same time.

Whether you’re into denim shorts or prefer a colorful midi skirt for mornings at the office, it’s time to bring back the polo shirt. The stylish women ahead are teaching us how to wear a polo in 2018—and how to shop the trend. Be prepared to never want to wear another shirt again.


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Try a colorful stripe on top to give off a truly ’70s feel. Pair it with your favorite pair of denim and you’ll be good to go!


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Use classic silhouettes to your advantage by going all-out in color. Not only can you mix bright hues like green and yellow, but you can also add a colorful bag to finish it all off.


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An all-white look is only made better by a polo. It adds that tailored nature that makes you feel a little more like Jackie O than you did with a vintage T-shirt.


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For office days, consider a polo in lieu of a button-down shirt. It’s a little more low-key, and yet it’s just as tailored in its preppy vibe.


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There’s nothing more classic than the white polo. Whether you wear it with a similarly toned pair of pants or something a little more bright or textured, it’s a must when it comes to building out your polo shirt collection.


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Go oversize in fit, choosing a pastel top that’s a little slouchier than the rest. Balance out the casual fit with a sleek leather mini and a structured bag.


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Keep it casual with an ultra-boxy fit. Pair it with vintage denim shorts and flat mules and you’ll instantly master what is sure to become your summer uniform.

Whether you’re preppy through and through or you’re looking for something a little edgier, the sky’s the limit when it comes to polo shirt looks in 2018.

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