It’s no surprise that polo shirts are making a huge comeback. You can wear polos year-round and opt to dress them up or down depending on the occasion, making them a wardrobe essential no matter what your style is. If you’re someone who already owns a rotation of women’s polo shirts or someone who wants to start incorporating more of them into your ensemble, then you might be looking for inspiration on how to style them.
Read on for some surprising polo shirt styling options that are sure to become some of your new go-to looks.
One surprising and super-cute way to wear your polo shirt is under a sleeveless women’s dress. To make this look work, you’ll want to opt for a polo that fits on the tighter side so you can layer it smoothly under your dress. Regarding the dress style, aim for something with a simple cut that falls at or just below your knees. Try a white polo shirt under a black sleeveless dress or a pastel polo shirt under a dress with complementary colors in the pattern.
Regardless of the color and design combination you go for here, this style looks great with a pair of sneakers and subtle earrings. This outfit is an easy way to put together a casual and trendy look perfect for the warmer months.
Styling your polo with a midi skirt is a great way to dress it up while still feeling super comfy all day long. We love the look of a solid color polo tucked into a patterned midi skirt. Opt for a skirt with a smooth silhouette and a flattering flared shape in a design like a subtle leopard print paired with a white or black short-sleeved polo shirt. This styling option also works great with a patterned A-line skirt that falls right below the knee.
You can take this look to the next level with a pair of heels or ballet flats and a cute headband or statement earrings. For colder days, you can also pair your skirt with a women’s long sleeve polo shirt.
The combination of a fitted polo with a pair of wide-leg trousers or women’s cropped pants can create a lovely, well-balanced silhouette and can be dressed up or down.
To dress this outfit up, style your polo with a pair of high-waisted wide-leg crop pants and either tuck the polo in or opt for a French tuck. Paired with some heels or strappy sandals and some nice earrings, this outfit would be perfect for a dressy brunch or a work meeting. You can also make this style feel a bit more casual with sneakers and a crewneck sweater layer.
Another stylish way to rock your polo shirt is as a bottom layer under a textured cardigan sweater. This look is perfect for fall days or even for a breezy spring outing, depending on the bottoms you choose.
One outfit idea is to pair a classic short-sleeved polo shirt with an open-front multicolor marled texture cardigan and high-waisted jeans. You can also style this with a high-waisted skirt for warmer months and simply opt for a lighter cardigan, like a Supima cotton cardigan sweater in a fun print that complements your polo and skirt color.
For an effortless and flattering way to style your polo, simply pair it with your go-to trendy straight-leg jeans. While polo shirts are often associated with a more preppy style, rocking this top with trendy denim bottoms will definitely give off a more casual vibe. For this look, leave your polo untucked, or go for a French tuck in the front.
To keep this outfit super casual, finish the look with a pair of sneakers and be on your way! This style works great if you’re heading out to run errands or meet a friend for a quick coffee or a low-key lunch.
Layering your polo under a blazer is another surprising way you can style this top. Wearing a blazer over your polo and pairing it with either jeans or a skirt can create a very stylish look that you can really have fun and be creative with.
Opt for a classic white or pastel short-sleeve polo under a flitted black blazer or a looser black or navy-blue blazer with rolled-up sleeves. Complete this look with a pair of subtle gold hoop earrings or a delicate necklace and red lip.
With so many surprising ways to style your short- or long-sleeve polo shirt, these might just be one of the most versatile tops you can have in your closet. We hope this list leaves you inspired to try out some new looks and find your favorite combination!