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5 Days, 5 Ways: The Bright Polo

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By Gabi Meyers | Jul 27 2015

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Polo shirts are undoubtedly summertime’s smart casual staple. They’ve been around forever with no plans of going anywhere, and they can work their way into a wardrobe of pretty much any style. For a classic summer look, a bright pique polo is the obvious frontrunner, and you can’t go wrong with the original.

The Bright Polo: Lacoste, $89.50

A bright red polo will work without question now through Labor Day, and transition perfectly into autumn’s changing leaves scenery. Below, 5 ways to wear it.


Suit: Suit Supply, $499 | Sunglasses: Garrett Leight, $315 | Loafers: Frye, $268

Wear it well: Make sure your attitude is just as refined yet relaxed as this look.



Chinos: Everlane, $65 | Watch: Frank & Oak, $130 | Travel Bag: Billykirk, $97

Boat Shoes: Band of Outsiders, $150

Wear it well: Skip a belt, set your watch to the time at your destination and store your flight must-haves in this bag.



Jeans: Unbranded, $82 | Hat: ASOS, $22 | Wallet: Clare V., $85 | Boots: Red Wing, $350

Wear it well: Cuff the jeans and watch for hat hair.


Shorts: J.Crew, $69.50 | Sweatshirt: Uniqlo, $30 | Bracelet: Miansai, $60

Shoes: Cole Haan, $168

Wear it well: Push the sleeves up on the sweatshirt and go sockless (or rock no-shows.)


Jeans: River Island, $96 | Cap: Fjallraven, $50 | Jacket: Gap, $40Sneakers: Adidas, $75

Wear it well: Skip the socks and keep your jacket unzipped.

Tell Me,

What color is your go-to polo? Do you prefer pique or choose cotton?

Looking for more ways to wear your favorites? We show you 5 ways to wear the Breton shirt, navy crewneck sweater, and penny loafer.

Gabi Meyers is a former intern, turned regular contributor at Style Girlfriend.

She lives in Philadelphia and works as a personal stylist at Anthropologie. She likes to instagram dogs and other things at @gabi_meyers.


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