The Polo Is Back

Get preppy: 3 ways to wear the classic polo

WHERE — Barcelona
PHOTOGRAPHY — Sam Flaherty
IN COLLABORATION WITH — Ralph Lauren and ShopStyle

The classic polo is back. And this time around it’s not just for sport fiends with the popped collars. Ralph Lauren designed the OG polo shirt back in ’72, and this all-American sartorial classic has unsurprisingly made it’s way into everyones closets/Instagram feeds.

Ralph Lauren has also just celebrated their 50 year milestone – no mean feat in the fickle world that is fashion – so I’ve donned their classic polo (slim fit, since you asked) to celebrate the long-standing icon that is the crisp white button down, this timeless wardrobe staple in the best way I know how: aka dressed down, easy and with a large serving of denim.

Everyday Cool

Hardly ground breaking but it’s gotta be said: there’s no easier (or arguably cooler) outfit than blue denim, simple heels, a classic white polo shirt (obv) and a classic blazer. For those days when you have no idea what to wear.

Preppy With a Twist

Give the preppy polo a modern update with a double dose of tweed. Team crisp white trainers with a whole lotta leg for an unmistakable preppy vibe, then pull on a perfectly tailored blazer to give the look a sophisticated edge. It’s part tennis-chic, part French girl cool.

Vacation Mode

If the classic button down is an essential part of your holiday wardrobe, then treat the polo shirt as it’s sportier, heat-friendly sister. Pair with denim cut offs and a wide brimmed hat; it’ll make you feel like you’re on vacation, even when you aren’t!

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