How to Style a Polo Shirt Like a Pro

When those timeless pieces of clothing are concerned, the first thing you probably think about is the little black dress for all the ladies, and you would be right. But what’s out there for guys? Which items are universal, global and indeed timeless? Well, first of all, it is the white t-shirt that can literally go with any combination that comes to your mind. Apart from that, there is also the polo shirt – a piece of clothing that is very often taken for granted, yet it holds so much power. Imagine a polo shirt that is white – you can literally wear this anywhere, even on a semi-formal wedding (if you know how to combine it with the rest of your outfit though). This is why we present you some of the best ways to rock your polo shirt like a pro. Take a look:


With a suit

It is very possible to wear your polo shirt with a suit, especially if you want to go to a formal event. This is a great way to break the monotonous ordinary formal look, and feature something a bit different, yet again very stylish and elegant. The best way to achieve this is to choose a polo shirt that is monochromatic and bright – this works well no matter if you have a dark or a light suit. However, make sure that the quality is very important in this case, so you can always go with high-quality polo shirts for men from brands like Tommy Hilfiger. Another way to rock this is to opt for a white polo shirt, and you will make no mistake. This is a great option for going to work as well – it shows your ability to follow fashion, that you are bold and playful but just enough that you’re not disrespectful to your company.


For travelling

You probably never know what to wear when you have to travel somewhere. No matter if it is traveling by airplane or road-tripping, the choice of your clothes can make a problem. What if they are not comfortable? What if they are too ugly? Wearing a polo shirt with jeans is always a good idea. If you don’t like jeans, you can opt for a pair of comfortable trousers. The good thing is that a polo shirt goes well with jackets and hoodies (if it’s a chilly day outside), or with hats, shorts and sunglasses (in case of summer).


Party time

Yes, it is possible to rock your polo shirt at a party without looking dorky. How to do that? By choosing very cool options for the rest of your outfit. Torn jeans, some cool sneakers and a cool watch will do the trick, and you can practically wear any type of a polo shirt that you want. Sure, the polo shirt will make you look a bit more serious than you perhaps want, but if you can pull it off, you can play a little bit with the whole look. Just make sure that the rest of your outfit is very modern.


For informal gatherings

What would you wear to go to a family lunch? It is not a formal gathering, yet again you don’t want to go in shorts and an old t-shirt, do you? Well, a nice polo shirt will definitely do the trick. You can rock it with nice shorts, comfortable and informal shoes, and even if it gets chilly, you can wear a sweatshirt on top (it is always cool to combine a sweatshirt with shirts or polo shirts so that people see the collar underneath the sweatshirt). Add a bracelet if you want to and you are good to go.


Time for the beach

Who says that you cannot wear a polo shirt on a beach? It is indeed one of the most original and fashionable ways to go to the beach, and you know how much people pay attention to the way they look on the sand. Pair up your polo shirt with your swimming trunks (bear in mind that you cannot pick the same colour though as it would look ridiculous), with nice flip-flops or sneakers (if you like wearing sneakers to the beach), a hat and sunglasses. And you definitely have yourself a great look!


A polo shirt is definitely a gift from Heaven as we can literally wear it anytime, any day, anywhere. Choose your colour and your brand, pay attention to what you are combining it with, and you are good to go!


Peter Minkoff
Peter is a lifestyle writer at HighStyleLife magazine, living between Europe and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.
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