Rachel Green from Friends wore one, as too Cher Horowitz, and don’t even get us started on Drew Barrymore. With the ’90s well and truly steering the current state of fashion, a polo top is the indubitable power piece of 2020. The new alternative to the button-down shirt or blouse (even band tee), a polo top is both neat and nice and offers a dash of nostalgia to any outfit.
It’s also so incredibly wearable, with “wearability” a trend unto itself this season. Libby Jane Page, Senior Market Fashion Editor at fashion juggernaut Net-a-Porter agrees. “Wearability really is one of the major trends at the moment,” she explains. “I think it’s all about coming back to that idea of being less about wearing head-to-toe trends and more about wearing amazing pieces, like a great polo neck top.” And when the powerhouse proffers the polo top as one of their must-have items for 2020, you listen, willingly.
While its iterations are vast and varied – everything from tight ribbed-knits to robust sweaters, simple tees to gauzy shirts – we’re currently coveting (read: obsessing over) this creamy biscuit-beige cashmere polo pull-over by Khaite. Perfectly slouchy, slightly off-the-shoulder and stamped with a cute “KHAITE” embroidery, it’s at the top of our polo wish list. But, it has some polo peers, who round out this week’s fab five as edited by GRAZIA’s fashion team, including a very affordable (and very nostalgic) cropped iteration by Kappa.
Marisa open-collar cashmere sweater, khaite, Now $571. shop now
soft effect knit sweater, zara, $59.95. shop now
3. Bottega Veneta
striped knitted polo shirt, BOTTEGA VENETA, $1953. shop now
4. POLO Ralph Lauren
cable-knit cotton jumper, POLO RALPH LAUREN, $270. shop now
cropped sleeveless polo shirt, Kappa, $85. shop now