There are only a handful of wardrobe essentials that will never fail you, and one of them is undoubtedly the oversized polo. Whether it has candy-colored vertical stripes, or is in a resort-ready tropical print, a button-down shirt that's one or two sizes too big is a must-have in anyone's sartorial arsenal. No matter what design you go for, or how you choose to wear, it will always make for a look that's laid-back but chic at the same time.
Testaments to the versatility of the hefty piece are the ways our favorite celebrities and influencers have been wearing them. Here, we round up 10 stylish ways to don the closet staple that you can easily try for yourself.
10 Ways to Style An Oversized Polo, As Seen on Local Celebs
1. Oversized Polo + Denim Bralette + Wide-Legged Jeans + Bandana
Our girl, Mimiyuuuh, has professed her undying love for oversized tops and denim on numerous occasions, and we definitely see why. This look of hers fuses together the city-chic appeal of denim pieces, with the carefree, almost nautical vibes of billowy blue striped polo. Even if you have nowhere to go, you can definitely throw this look on for some cool pics for the 'gram at home.
2. Striped Oversized Polo + Biker Shorts + Cap + Socks + Printed Espadrilles
Going on a walk to the nearby cafe to grab a cuppa joe? Take notes from actress Elisse Joson and make the most out of your stroll! In this fun 'fit, she matches the tone of her biker shorts to her striped button-down. She then slips into some quirky, watermelon-printed espadrilles which gives the whole look a zany touch.
3. Oversized Polo + Shorts +Dad Sneakers + Handbag + Chunky Necklace
If the assignment was to come up with the quintessential grocery look, Kyla Zuniga definitely understood it. The plain oversized polo lends itself to being paired with almost anything, from the most formal to the msot casual of pieces. Here, Kyla french-tucks a mint green one into white shorts with her gray New Balance dad sneakers. It's a breezy 'fit that's equal parts relaxed and flattering.
4. Oversized Polo + Sports Bra + Leggings + Chunky Sneakers + Shoulder Bag
We've seen the preppy school-girl aesthetic everywhere, but we haven't seen it look as fresh as it did on content creator Janeena Chan. Instead of the usual sweater vest, she opted to layer a lilac sports bra over her loose white buttondown, which totally elevated the workout look. Rounding out the sporty chic ensemble were a good old pair of black leggings and chunky sneakers. We can't wait to try this combination out ourselves!
5. Oversized Polo + Wide Legged Trousers + Boots + Chunky Necklace
If you're looking for a more dressed up way to style your oversized polo, Mimiyuuuh also has you covered. Tucking one into normal trousers is fine, but going for a puff-sleeved buttondown and pairing it with wide legged pants totally takes the formal ensemble to the next level. Some square-toe statement boots and signature necklace cap off the look and makes it city-stomping ready.
6. Floral Oversized Polo + Bandeau + Shorts + Sandals + Chunky Necklace + Shades + Bucket Hat
Count on Laureen Uy for some resort-wear inspo. The tried-and-tested method of wearing a flowy printed polo over a bandeau and shorts is made even better with Lau's play between dark and light colors. Don't forget your hat and sunnies when you go poolside!
7. Floral Oversized Polo + Bralette + Track Pants + Cap + Stacked Necklaces
Another ingenious way to sport an oversized floral top is to tuck it into track pants. Angelique Manto shows us that it's all about matching shades when it comes to achieving this unorthodox streetwear look. She unbuttons the polo for the ultimate laidback vibes, and throws on an array of necklaces to elevate the sporty look.
8. Oversized Polo + Printed Tank Top + Denim Shorts + Frilly Earrings + Tinted Shades
The ever-so-captivating Catriona Gray had her crisp white polo take a backseat with this island hopping outfit. Her polo and denim shorts we're the perfect supporting characters to her colorful top, proving that basic pieces are indeed essentials. We love how her earrings and shades match her top, too!
9. Striped Oversized Polo + T-Shirt + Straight Leg Jeans + Sneakers + Handbag + Shades
Speaking of basics, this ensemble from Rhea Bue combines everything we love about them. Pro tip: Wearing vertical stripes can make you appear taller, since it guides the eyes up and down your body. Pair that with some straight leg jeans and your good to go. Just like Rhea, you can add some oomph to this classic outfit by throwing on a pair of Air Jordans, a monogram handbag, and some wide-rimmed shades.
10. Oversized polo + Bandeau + Denim Bermuda Shorts + Combat Boots + Handbag + Cap + Hoop Earrings
If you're still looking for ways to spice up an oversized polo, look no further. Subvert all expectations and loosely wear your white buttondown with a skimpy bandeau, denim bermuda shorts, and the most eye-catching combat boots. You're sure to turn heads with this look.
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