It’s time to say goodbye to your slogan tee because the classic polo shirt is gaining traction as the newest ‘it’ shirt of 2015. Influenced by a mix of the popular sports luxe and 1970s themes that we have seen on the runways of late, it makes sense that the polo shirt is making a huge comeback.
The engineers of this signature style, Lacoste and Polo Ralph Lauren both sent versions down their recent S/S15 runways. Italian designers MSGM and Come for Breakfast really set the tone for how to make this classic style contemporary with their use of contrasting plackets and bright accents.
The polo shirt is an easy shape to wear and for the coming season it is set to return with both retro, fitted styles and more contemporary, boyfriend fits. Unconventional fabrics, texture and prints provide an instant update to this preppy style as does the dropped shoulder and boxy silhouette varieties.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to updating this style, experiment with avant-garde details like heat-sealed trims, embellishment, colour blocking and dramatic collars and sleeves.
If you’re big on comfort dressing or just totally digging the sports luxe trend at the moment, then a new-age polo shirt is an item worth investing in. There are so many ways to style this winning top, from dressing up with a pair of statement heels or a voluminous skirt to playing down with a dress variety and sneakers for a sporty chic look. For a more relaxed approach simply tuck your polo into a pair of distressed denim jeans or wear it loosely over your favourite skinny legs – the pairings are endless!
This irreverent revival of the iconic polo shirt has us travelling into the past without feeling nostalgic. The new reworked versions of this once simple shirt are super cool and make for the perfect spring go-to look that is no doubt going to take over the fashion world. Should we call it game, set, match?