Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How to Wear a Closet Staple: The Polo

Many shy away from wearing polos because they think they are only reserved for the true preppies of the world. Others may think that polos are only meant for the golf course. However, no matter your style, a polo is still a wardrobe staple.

First things first: You need to find a polo that fits. My personal favorite is Loggerhead Apparel. I wear a small and it is fitted to my body perfectly: not too tight, not too lose and just the right amount of stretch. The length is perfect as well (I love Ralph Lauren polos but hate that the length is much shorter in front). I also love that the material is lightweight and each polo is made in the U.S.A. (if you've been reading for a while, you'll know that U.S.A. made is a big deal to me!). 

So, how do you style your polo? Well here are some looks I have styled in the past few weeks with polos...

 Out to lunch and shopping and worn into the night to dinner.
Polo: Loggerhead
Denim: BCBG
Bow Flats: Talbots
Watch: Men's, Daniel Steiger
Handbag: Vintage Gucci
This is a very simple but put together look. The black polo makes it a bit more dressy than the usual pastel polo and it also helps to make jewelry pop. Another reason I love black polos are because you can wear them out at night. I love pairing a black polo with a white chino skirt and cute flats.

 A day of classes.
Polo: Loggerhead
Brown Riding Pants: Ann Taylor
Patent Nude Loafers: DSW
This was worn to classes one day. I love pale pink and brown together and a polo and riding pants are a match made in heaven! 

A day of classes.
Polo: Loggerhead
Skirt: J. Crew
This is a great, classic summer look. My favorite color of polo is definitely either white or navy blue. 

Happy Hour
Polo: Loggerhead
Pants: Nordstrom
Madras Espadrilles: Tommy Hilfiger
This is the same day as the previous outfit but it was getting cooler outside so I threw on red denim. I love the simple yet put together look of this outfit. 
A day of classes.
Polo: Loggerhead
Shorts: Brooks Brothers
Headband: J. Crew
I love these pastel shorts from Brooks Brothers and I've found that really only a crew-neck tee, cable knit, polo or OCBD looks good with these shorts. 
A day of errands.
Polo: Loggerhead
Belt: J. Crew
Seersucker skirt: Ann Taylor
This is another classic look but switched up because I tucked the polo (I actually find myself doing this a lot so I can define my waist).

Now the real question; to pop or not to pop? ;) 
How do you wear your polo? Have you tried Loggerhead polos? What are your favorite brand of polos? 
Have a fabulous day!


Anonymous said...

The two-button Lacoste is my no-fail favorite. Those Loggerhead polos look great though! And no popping!!!

linda said...

I haven't heard of Loggerhead! Will head over to their site and pick out a polo for my daughter. Thanks! You look adorable, as always!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the Ralph Lauren polos being too short in the front - it's so annoying. I really like the polos from Brooks Brothers and I have a Southern Tide one that I like but it's definitely on the looser side.

Michelle P said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

All are great! A good polo goes with everything. I think I like the madras skirt the best. The tucked-in look with the cute belt is also very fetching. I'm certainly for popping, but you look just as great with your collars down! :)

Congrats on your upcoming graduation!

Katherine Diane said...

My favorite polos are Vineyard Vines. I love wearing polos. :)

Short, Sweet, and Petite said...

I love my Lacoste polos. I often find that a simple polo paired with bright-colored chino shorts are my go-to outfits in the summer!

Gracie Beth said...

I wear polos a lot to work on casual fridays with jeans and boat shoes

Claire said...

POP! We wore polos in the spring for our uniforms in high school, and I popped every day- loved it! Not to mention in real life the pop looks fantastic with multi-strand pearls or another giant necklace!

Ashley Turner said...

Cute looks! I haven't worn a polo in years, but my husband is a big fan - he loves La Coste, but won't wear RL for the same length issue...

Turtles and Pearls said...

I love these looks. I've never been much of a polo girl, but I think I need to invest in a few. They really do go with everything!

Melissa said...

I love polos and wear them several times a week- I'm lucky to work in a 'business casual' environment. I feel polos are so versatile and transition nicely from day to night. Plus they are casual around the office, but dressy enough for meeting clients/sponsors/etc.

I surprisingly don't own a black or solid white polo...

Great looks!

Portuguese Prepster said...

I love polos! Especially with skinny jeans or colored pants this season! Love all your looks! I love VV hands down favorites!


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