5 Ways to Wear a Polo Neck

'Tis the season

Words by Nicole Thomsen
October 27th, 2016

The polo neck is a winter wardrobe staple, one that you can put away each spring knowing that come November you’ll be breaking it out again, no fear as to whether it will have aged or been reduced to nothing by the current trends. With a myriad of ways to style it, we break down five trend-driven ways to wear a polo neck this season.

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The revered slip dress is not refined to warmer climes. Embrace fashion’s greatest styling trick and layer yours over a thin, fitted polo neck top when the temperatures plummet.

Dress, €595, Helmut Lang at Brown Thomas, polo neck, €14.99, H&M; shoes, €19.99, H&M, earrings, €9.99, Parfois

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2.

How to rework a roll neck jumper for the office: wear with high-waisted trousers to accentuate your waist and lengthen your body for a clean silhouette.

Jumper, €49.99, H&M; trousers, €79, COS; earrings, €9.99, Parfois

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3.

Sometimes comfort is key. Rather than heading straight for the tracksuit bottoms a la Vetements, go old school with straight leg jeans and a cosy turtleneck jumper and you’ll be snug as a bug in a rug.

Jumper, €49.99, H&M; jeans, €49.99, H&M; loafers, €550, Gucci; bag, €49.95, Mango

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4.

Details matter. Contrast the everyday roll neck with a frilled midi skirt and bow embellished trainers for an upgraded sartorial look.

Jumper, €49.99, H&M; skirt, €59.95, Zara; trainers, £225, Joshua Sanders

5.

Bored of the classic polo neck? Get creative with this shirt version reminiscent of the Victorian era. Offset any rigidity with a vinyl mini skirt and pink loafers for the maven46 version of a ‘going out’ outfit.

Shirt, €580, Ellery at Brown Thomas; skirt, €24.99, H&M; loafers, €88, Office; earrings, €7.99, Parfois

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