26 Jul 2016

How To Style: Polo Shirts

The classic polo shirt has long been a part of British style, and is often spotted on the golf course or the tennis court. René Lacoste and Fred Perry are both pioneers in taking the polo from the court to the fashion world and their legacy lives on still to this day, with polo shirts still being as fashionable as ever. So I was delighted when I was approached by JD Williams & Jacamo to put together a post on how to wear a polo shirt! I was kindly gifted two Fila polo shirts from Jacamo and below I've styled them in casual and smart casual outfits. I've also put together two more outfits with Vivienne Westwood polos to add a bit of variety which gives you guys a chance to see how I would style their famous Krall silhouette.

Smart Casual

My first outfit sees me put together the Fila pinstripe polo with a pair of Classic Navy Tartan trousers from Vivienne Westwood. Tucking in the polo gives the outfit more of a formal feel and is finished off with a VW buckle belt. I added a burgundy Harrington jacket to finish, which I feel would be perfect for nights at the pub or for days at the football! 

For the second smart casual outfit I wore a white Vivienne Westwood Krall polo with a pair of dogtooth prints trousers from Zara's AW15 collection. I bought these trousers last year and haven't really utilised them but after putting this outfit together I think I'll start to wear them more often. My burgundy Topman loafers bring the outfit together along with my Mac coat from New Look. I think burgundy and brown as a colour scheme really work well together and I can see this outfit becoming a regular in the winter. 


 I think it's safe to say casual wear is 100% my forte. It's not very often you'll see me wearing smart clothes so I enjoyed putting these two outfits together. 

Again I used a pinstripe Fila polo but this time I used the blue colourway. Blue is so perfect for this time of year and especially this shade because it's so radiant. I threw on a pair of slim black chinos from H&M and a pair of adidas Gazelle's to make this outfit pop. Gazelle's are undoubtedly one of the greatest silhouettes to have ever been made and were worn religiously in the 80's and are a huge part of terrace culture, as were Fila polo shirts so it only seemed right to team them up! For the colder months I would add a wool overcoat, like the one I have from Topman

My last outfit saw me wear another Vivienne Westwood Krall polo shirt with floral detail. I have worn this polo to death at work, but it still has a lot of wear in it which goes to show how important good quality clothing is. I added these navy River Island chinos and a grandfather style cardigan from American Apparel. I'm aware that a lot of people don't wear navy and black together because apparently it doesn't work, but that's nonsense! To finish I wore adidas Stan Smith's which need no explanation as they are one of the cleanest sneakers on the market. 

Once again, thanks to the guys at JD Williams & Jacamo for allowing me collaborate with them and if you guys would like to see how I'd style other items of clothing, just let me know and I'll give it a go! 


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