These polo shirt outfit ideas for females can help you maintain both your sense of style and comfort in your day-to-day wardrobe.
One of the most familiar logos burned into my mind is the little A&F moose stitched brightly into the t-shirts and polo shirts of every girl at the mall in middle school. Having that moose on your shirt was classy, a status symbol among suburban teenagers.
Now, you almost never (for good reason) see these lime green or bubblegum pink polos brought sported around town. However, with the button-up dad shirts coming back into style this summer, I thought I’d take another look at its collared cousin, the polo shirt.
Functional and preppy, these shirts are easy to style because they can be worn and layered in a number of ways. Take a look for some cute and refreshing polo shirt outfits to bring this throwback wardrobe staple back to life.
1. Breezy & Beautiful
- Polo – Land’s End
- Skirt – ASOS
- Shoes – Amazon
- Bag – Shopbop
- Scrunchies – Aeropostale
In this outfit, the polo shirt adds a pop of color to a neutral, breezy look. Tucked into a color-block blue denim skirt, this shirt gives major casual Friday made-cute vibes!
To add a touch of boho flair, a cute woven cross-body works nicely as a neutral detail while stowing all your summer accessories for when you’re on the move. Matching brown lace-up sandals are functional and draw the eye down the leg for an interesting detail to this outfit.
Finally, this awesome two-pack scrunchie set from Aeropostale is perfect for this look! Depending on the day, either the white or the denim scrunchie matches this ensemble – good thing this set comes with both! These scrunchies are the best way to take your outfit from casual to coordinated.
2. ’70s Casual
- Polo – Macy’s
- Jeans – Memoi
- Sneakers – Walmart
- Belt – Belt Outlet
- Earrings – Target
French tucked, knotted, or tucked in, this pastel yellow polo shirt is the perfect start to an outfit that will brighten your day!
Pair it with ‘70s-style flare jeans with rainbow embroidery to keep up the color and add an unexpected silhouette to the look.
Continue the colors with a pair of white tennis shoes with a navy and red detail, perfect for picking up the colors in the jeans and adding a refreshing bright white to the outfit. Add another pop of white with a thin white belt to break up the bold colors.
What retro-style outfit would be complete without a pair of funky earrings? Throw on some simple hoops to add some excitement and flare (pun intended) to this ’70s summer look!
3. Pattern Play
- Polo – Trendy Golf
- Pants – Amazon
- Shoes – Amazon
- Headscarf – Chanluu
- Earrings – Bloomingdale’s
What says “straight-off-the-steps-of-the-Met” more than a classic navy polo and some cool plaid pants? These pants keep things interesting while staying professional enough for school or the office.
Complete the Blair Waldorf-approved look with a pair of heeled Mary-Jane shoes that scream class and sophistication.
Finally, add a funky twist with a subtle pattern mix! By picking up the colors in the polo and pants, a tropical patterned headscarf brings a prep school-inspired look into the modern day. A pair of light emerald-toned earrings pick up the gorgeous green in the headscarf and add another touch of color to this patterned ensemble.
4 Quick Fashion Tips on Wearing Polo Shirts for Women
Polo shirts are a great way for women to dress comfortably and stylishly. Here are some tips on how to wear them in the best possible way:
- Balance your look with either fitted pants or skirts that hit just above the knee. Avoid items such as shorts, jeans, or leggings; instead, opt for tailored trousers or a pencil skirt.
- Dress up your polo shirt with a blazer to give you an effortless, professional look. Match the colors of your top and bottoms for a more cohesive style.
- For a sporty chic look, choose a collared polo shirt and pair it with slim joggers. Add some sporty kicks to complete the outfit.
- If you’re feeling extra daring, add a feminine touch with accessories such as statement earrings and show-stopping necklaces.
What do you think about these polo shirt outfits?
Would you try and bring back polo shirts? How would you layer and style a classic polo? What other middle school trends would you like to see restyled?
Let me know in the comments!
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