This Trendy Basic Seems to Be a Staple in Wardrobes Everywhere

While polo shirts have been around for quite some time, the silhouette stepped into the sartorial spotlight in an even more noteworthy way last season. Featured in abundance throughout the spring collections, the polos in question were knitted and felt retro yet incredibly modern. Well, those knitted polos are still holding strong this season, and honestly seem to be one of those trendy basics fashion people are relying on to create their simple yet chic looks.

These sweaters with collars run the gamut in terms of style—some fitted and slightly sheer, and others in slouchier cuts. In fact, I’ve consistently seen quite the smattering of said polos in the feeds of some of my favorite fashion follows over the last few months. This shirting silhouette honestly seems to be a fresh wardrobe staple for many. Below I’m sharing some of my favorite outfits featuring knit polos for a bit of visual inspiration. I also shopped out each look as well for some further inspo.


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A knit polo teamed with loose black trousers and Converse sneakers is an outfit idea that's comfortable and forward.


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Tuck a cream knit into high-waisted jeans for a very modern look.


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That trusty polo teamed with tailored trousers and loafers is a polished look that just works.


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Layering necklaces over a knit polo is quite chic.


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Keep it laid-back yet elevated with a polo and wide-leg trousers combo.


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If it's slightly warmer where you are, consider a short-sleeve polo tucked into your favorite jeans.

Next, check out trendy items to wear with basics.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.