It’s officially fall, which means it’s time to start pulling out those…polos. Yes, you read that right. Normally reserved for the warmer months, the classic piece of menswear has been winter approved after showing up across the runways. The polo was seen thrown over shirts and tees, as well as slipped under sporty suiting, with some of the best takes on the trend showing up at Orley, Coach, and Bally. At Orley, the collection was filled with knitwear of varying textures, making layering an obvious complement. Polos in both solid colors and bold patterns were layered over fine pieces, creating a contrasting juxtaposition that was undeniably amazing. The fall collection at Coach was basic in the most perfect way possible as the designer added a luxe touch to a ton of menswear staples, including lumberjack-esque polos worn underneath fitted leather jackets. The trend continued at Bally, where the menswear staple was layered over fine-gauge rollnecks as well as underneath suiting with both fitted and slouchy silhouettes, portraying the true versatility of the polo.
A new take on a classic piece, this trend will be easy to try since you most likely already own a polo. If you’re not much of a fashion risk taker, pair your polo with a light jacket. Since you’ll most likely be wearing the jacket most of the day, be sure to choose one with a slimmer silhouette rather than a bulkier one. If you’re feeling daring, pair your polo with a rollneck and suit – a great look for upcoming holiday dinners and parties.
– Daniella DiRienzo