Polo Knits Are The Only Tops We’re Wearing This Season

Alicia Lansom
·3-min read

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 disco dance floors and the golf course, resulting in a medium weight knit which packs a style punch.

Perhaps the most coveted on the scene this season is Orseund Iris’ car top, which reimagines vintage vehicle upholstery in a black and white colour palette and sleek lines. If the greaser look isn’t for you, however, consider the high street’s offering; & Other Stories in particular has a hyperfeminine selection of preppy polos.

To take a look at the best knitted polo tops on the market this winter, click through the slideshow ahead...

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<br><br><strong>Monki</strong> Ribbed Button-Up Polo, $, available at <a href="https://www.monki.com/en_gbp/clothing/knitwear/jumpers/product.ribbed-button-up-polo-black.0844603005.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Monki" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Monki</a>


Monki Ribbed Button-Up Polo, $, available at Monki
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Ribbed Polo Style Sweater, $, available at <a href="https://shop.mango.com/gb/women/cardigans-and-sweaters-sweaters/ribbed-polo-style-sweater_77075143.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango Ribbed Polo Style Sweater, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Orseund Iris</strong> Car Top, $, available at <a href="https://orseundiris.com/collections/new/products/car-top?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Orseund Iris" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Orseund Iris</a>


Orseund Iris Car Top, $, available at Orseund Iris
<br><br><strong>& Other Stories</strong> Polo Collar Button Up Sweater, $, available at <a href="https://www.stories.com/en_gbp/clothing/knitwear/sweaters/product.polo-collar-button-up-sweater-white.0901210001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:& Other Stories" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">& Other Stories</a>


& Other Stories Polo Collar Button Up Sweater, $, available at & Other Stories
<br><br><strong>Adam Lippes</strong> Striped Ribbed Silk and Cashmere-Blend Polo Shirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/adam-lippes/striped-ribbed-silk-and-cashmere-blend-polo-shirt/1260394" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>


Adam Lippes Striped Ribbed Silk and Cashmere-Blend Polo Shirt, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Faux Fur Polo Sweater, $, available at <a href="https://www.zara.com/uk/en/faux-fur-polo-sweater-p07901632.html?v1=60506710" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Faux Fur Polo Sweater, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>Emory Park</strong> Knitted Polo Top with Buttons, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/emory-park/emory-park-knitted-polo-top-with-buttons/prd/20548053?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Emory Park Knitted Polo Top with Buttons, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Dodo Bar Or</strong> Penny Striped Rib-Knitted Polo Sweater, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Dodo-Bar-Or-Penny-striped-rib-knitted-polo-sweater-1382543" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Dodo Bar Or Penny Striped Rib-Knitted Polo Sweater, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>ASOS CURVE</strong> Oversized Jumper with Collar in Colour Bloc, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/asos-curve/asos-design-curve-oversized-rugby-style-jumper-with-collar-in-colour-block/prd/21792470?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


ASOS CURVE Oversized Jumper with Collar in Colour Bloc, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Weekday</strong> Monique Sweater, $, available at <a href="https://www.weekday.com/en_gbp/women/hoodies-sweatshirts/product.monique-sweater-blue.0906082003.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Weekday" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Weekday</a>


Weekday Monique Sweater, $, available at Weekday
<br><br><strong>Obvvis</strong> Cashmere and Wool-Blend Cable Knit Polo Top, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/871961440/cashmere-and-wool-blend-cable-knit-polo?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


Obvvis Cashmere and Wool-Blend Cable Knit Polo Top, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Glassworks London</strong> Green and Yellow Thick Multistriped Polo Knit Top, $, available at <a href="https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/tops/green-and-yellow-thick-multistriped-polo-knit-top/6032400" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:asos marketplace" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">asos marketplace</a>


Glassworks London Green and Yellow Thick Multistriped Polo Knit Top, $, available at asos marketplace
<br><br><strong>Giuliva Heritage Collection</strong> The Emera Striped Silk-Blend Polo Shirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Giuliva-Heritage-Collection-The-Emera-striped-silk-blend-polo-shirt-1327418" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Giuliva Heritage Collection The Emera Striped Silk-Blend Polo Shirt, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Ribbed Long-Sleeve Polo Top, $, available at <a href="https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/en-gb/shop/uo-ribbed-long-sleeve-polo-top?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Urban Outfitters Ribbed Long-Sleeve Polo Top, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>LOULOU STUDIO</strong> Forana Cashmere Sweater, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/loulou-studio/forana-cashmere-sweater/1265905" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>


LOULOU STUDIO Forana Cashmere Sweater, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Wool Blend Polo Shirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.zara.com/uk/en/wool-blend-knit-polo-shirt-p06771102.html?v1=57295702" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Wool Blend Polo Shirt, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>Alexa Chung</strong> Sailin' On Shirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.alexachung.com/products/sailin-on-shirt-navy" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Alexa Chung" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Alexa Chung</a>


Alexa Chung Sailin' On Shirt, $, available at Alexa Chung
<br><br><strong>& Other Stories</strong> Sheer Fitted Polo Top, $, available at <a href="https://www.stories.com/en_gbp/clothing/tops/tops-t-shirts/product.sheer-fitted-polo-top-grey.0865864008.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:& Other Stories" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">& Other Stories</a>


& Other Stories Sheer Fitted Polo Top, $, available at & Other Stories
<br><br><strong>Maison Margiela</strong> Embroidered Wool Polo Shirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/maison-margiela/embroidered-wool-polo-shirt/1271977" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>


Maison Margiela Embroidered Wool Polo Shirt, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br><br><strong>Anna Field</strong> Polo Neckline Jumper, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/anna-field-jumper-grey-an621i0fj-c11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zalando</a>


Anna Field Polo Neckline Jumper, $, available at Zalando

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