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 both disco dance floors and the golf course, giving us a medium weight knit that still packs a style punch.
Perhaps the most coveted on the scene this season is Orseund Iris’s car top, which reimagines vintage vehicle upholstery with a black and white colour palette and sleek lines. However, if the greaser look isn’t for you, perhaps look to the high street’s offering, with & Other Stories giving us a hyper-feminine selection of preppy polos.
To take a look at all of the knitted polo tops on the market this winter, click through the slideshow ahead…
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