This season’s hero piece – the knitted polo – is a heady hybrid of two very different but prevailing trends. It makes sartorial sense that the athleisure and ’70s trends would come head-to-head at some point, having gained serious momentum over the past few years. The polo top is reminiscent of both the short-sleeved golf shirt and the dagger collar shirts seen on the dance floor of Wigan casino circa 1975.
Herein lies the beauty of the versatile knitted polo shirt: tuck it into a pleated skirt and pair with plimsolls and you have a look suited to the tennis court. Add flared denim, platform boots and gold jewellery and it’s time to whack on the Four Tops and take a spin under the disco ball.
Seen this year on catwalks courtesy of Missoni and in lookbooks from Coach and Ralph Lauren, the polo top is taking inspiration from disco dance floors and the golf course, resulting in a medium weight knit which packs a style punch.
Perhaps the most coveted on the scene this season is Orseund Iris’ car top, which reimagines vintage vehicle upholstery in a black and white colour palette and sleek lines. If the greaser look isn’t for you, however, consider the high street’s offering; & Other Stories in particular has a hyperfeminine selection of preppy polos.
To take a look at the best knitted polo tops on the market this winter, click through the slideshow ahead…
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Monki Ribbed Button-Up Polo, $, available at Monki
Mango Ribbed Polo Style Sweater, $, available at Mango
Orseund Iris Car Top, $, available at Orseund Iris
& Other Stories Polo Collar Button Up Sweater, $, available at & Other Stories
Adam Lippes Striped Ribbed Silk and Cashmere-Blend Polo Shirt, $, available at Net-A-Porter
Zara Faux Fur Polo Sweater, $, available at Zara
Emory Park Knitted Polo Top with Buttons, $, available at ASOS
Dodo Bar Or Penny Striped Rib-Knitted Polo Sweater, $, available at Matches Fashion
ASOS CURVE Oversized Jumper with Collar in Colour Bloc, $, available at ASOS
Weekday Monique Sweater, $, available at Weekday
Obvvis Cashmere and Wool-Blend Cable Knit Polo Top, $, available at Etsy
Glassworks London Green and Yellow Thick Multistriped Polo Knit Top, $, available at asos marketplace
Giuliva Heritage Collection The Emera Striped Silk-Blend Polo Shirt, $, available at Matches Fashion
Urban Outfitters Ribbed Long-Sleeve Polo Top, $, available at Urban Outfitters
LOULOU STUDIO Forana Cashmere Sweater, $, available at Net-A-Porter
Zara Wool Blend Polo Shirt, $, available at Zara
Alexa Chung Sailin’ On Shirt, $, available at Alexa Chung
& Other Stories Sheer Fitted Polo Top, $, available at & Other Stories
Maison Margiela Embroidered Wool Polo Shirt, $, available at Net-A-Porter
Anna Field Polo Neckline Jumper, $, available at Zalando
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