While we may still be in the throes of winter, I for one can’t wait to swap out some of my bulky, chunky sweaters for something a little lighter as we (excitedly!) approach spring. So what will be replacing the thick cable-knits in my wardrobe this upcoming season? As market editor, I always have my eyes peeled on the coolest new pieces that are percolating at our favorite stores—and one unexpected trend that I simply can’t wait to get my limbs into is a polo-style knit top. (And I’m not talking the type of polo shirts your dad might wear to golf.) In essence, these are simply sweaters with collars—made up of lightweight (soft ribbed) knits and sometimes featuring buttons.
The top style is a micro trend we spotted on the spring 2020 runways—featured in abundance at Prada, in particular—where fitted, sheer collared ribbed knit tops were buttoned up to the neck and tucked into artsy pencil skirts—exuding a preppy-meets-provocative vibe.
Equal parts prim, preppy, and retro, polo knit tops are incredibly versatile—easy to wear with skirts, jeans, and tailored trousers alike. Below, I’m sharing some of the chicest I’ve seen—currently dominating at our favorite stores.
On the runway:
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At Prada, sheer, ribbed, knit polo tops were worn with printed midi skirts and mules—which offset the prim nature of the top.