Fashion — 09.01.2016

5 Ways To Spice Up Your Polo Outfits

The classic Lacoste polo shirt has grown up a lot in recent years. You can find it in a myriad of cuts, colors and patterns. Since its inception in 1933 , the polo has transcended time by remaining one of the most versatile pieces in the wardrobe. This classic and comfortable clothing item fits perfectly into the modern lifestyle, finding its unique place between a simple tee and a button-down.

Today, the polo shirt is an essential and adaptable building block for a number of polo outfits that work well for both men and women. From sporty to glam to retro-feel and modern trends, the iconic Lacoste polo shirt allows for your individual style to shine, no matter the occasion. See how you can spice up your polo styles by make outfitting easy and creative with the seasonless polo.

1. Accessorize

The number one rule for any on-trend polo outfit can be summed up in a single word: accessories. Accessories tie your outfit together and our favorites include stylish hats, shoes, shades, belts and scarves. Accessories complete any outfit while also accurately defining your personality and style.

An unexpected accessory can drastically change the attitude of your polo outfit. Dress up your polo shirt with a silk neck scarf, statement watch, or a structured hat. Take your polo from summer to fall with an expertly chosen accessory that complements the season and style. The polo is a classic piece that supersedes seasonal trends. Dress it up or down—accessories will help you add unique finishing touches.

2. Layer up

There’s a reason why you never put that polo away when winter winds replace summer sun or when your morning coffee is replaced by your happy hour cocktail. Polos are the perfect item for layering up—wear yours under a sweater, blazer, or both. Layering is ideal for easily transitioning from day to night, and for the fashion-conscious, maximizes your chances of wearing your favorite wardrobe pieces all at once.

Mix and match textures and patterns to reflect your mood and bring out the best in every clothing piece. Just remember to layer with care—you’re not going for bulk, but for a way to let each piece stand out.

3. Add color

Tap into your inner artist as your staple wardrobe polo outfit moves up to the next level with carefully placed pops of color. What better way to effortlessly make a statement than with a bold but elegant color palette? Give your neutrals an instant upgrade with a clean, bright polo or see how classic colors set the stage for a more daring color scheme.

From work to weekend, downtown to the tennis courts, and beyond, color contrasts keep your look fresh and memorable. And since colorblocking is in Lacoste’s DNA—you can wear your polo with colorful separates or pick from a variety of sharp, stunning colors and patterns for a fearless, but fun style. Mix and match colors for an outfit that is distinctly you.

4. Get edgy

This is not your parents’ polo outfit, so give yourself the freedom to get edgy with it. Whether piecing together a polo outfit for a man or woman, the polo shirt is one of the easiest things in your closet to style. Let it be center stage or work behind the scenes—either way, you’ll be fashion-forward because these polo outfits know no boundaries.

When it comes to outfit creation, play around with monochromatic colors to appease your minimalist side, or use bold patterns and color combinations to showcase your wild side. Along with edgy details, like a statement jacket or your tough-but-still-sweet pencil skirt, you can achieve that sleek urban look that speaks to your multi-dimensional lifestyle.

5. Stay classy

This one might feel like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to forget that your polo shirt is a true classic and chic addition to even the most dressed-up look. Since the polo shirt feels much more put together than the simple T-shirt, it can stand up to a beautiful suit or blazer while still maintaining your personal style. Exuding comfort without rigidity, a polo is the perfect workwear addition or an easy way to redefine the word “athleisure.” Style yours with a pair of pressed chinos, skinny jeans, or a classic A-line skirt. Add a blazer or sweater to complete the look.

With contrasting colors, piping on the collar and placket adds graphic eye-catching detail worthy of any outing or business meeting. Create comfortable stylish looks that are work-appropriate and tell your story quicker than you can shake a hand.

Whichever approach you pick, following these tips will help you build amazing polo outfits that are anything but boring. Start getting creative with your essential Lacoste polo shirts today.

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