It’s official: The polo shirt is back and better than ever. Through the decades, the collared top may have drifted in and out of popularity, but its staying power is undeniable. From Ralph Lauren and Lacoste classics to high-fashion twists on the runways of Rochas and Celine, the style has truly been reinvented for the modern American girl.
Scroll through the below polo looks—equally representative of ‘70s equestrian fashion as they are of ‘00s prep-school style—to inspire your fall wardrobe.
A Piece of Toast
Keep it simple with black skinny jeans and a white polo.
For a more dressed-up approach, pair a black collared top with a midlength silk skirt.
Camille Over the Rainbow
This fall, look for a polo in a more structured fabric, like silk or neoprene.
Wide-leg trousers are the perfect pairing for a classic white polo.
You don’t have to stick to a shorter top—opt for a polo dress when styling the preppy trend this season.
When channeling the ‘70s equestrian, button your cotton top up to your neck and tuck it into a textured mini.
Poor Little It Girl
Play with proportions by styling skinny jeans with a polo in a longer, tunic length.
Instead of a classic white T-shirt, opt for a polo instead. It will add the extra understated detail you have been seeking.
Polos come in all sorts of knits and twills. For the brisk fall weather, look for one that’s more of a thin sweater than a true cotton tee.
Travel back in time with a vintage polo of the striped variety. You’ll feel like you’ve jumped right into a retro Wes Anderson movie (and who doesn’t want to do that?!)
When dressing in black and white, it’s all in the details. A polo collar is just the thing to take your preppy look to the next level.
District of Chic
Whether you’re headed to the office, out at night, or hanging with your friends on the weekend, pair a polo with printed silk shorts and flats.