The backbone of every good wardrobe.
The cornerstone of any great winter wardrobe has to be the perfect polo neck. This versatile layering piece adds a sense of maturity to your wardrobe when styled under a suit or shirting, but can also transform your favourite summer pieces into winter-proof outfits by layering under a printed dress or classic T-shirt.
Additionally, it seems to be the ultimate go-to for industry insiders, influencers and even supermodels to create an instantly chic look. Just take the Hadid sisters, for example. While heading in between shows during Milan Fashion Week, Gigi Hadid stepped out in a slew of excellent street style ensembles, the latest of which caught our attention because it hits on a major outfit trend we love: head-to-toe neutrals. Wearing a beige wool suit and tan ankle boots, Gigi chose a thin beige-toned polo neck knit from a high street store you've most definitely spent your entire paycheque in before, COS.
The polo neck in question is €69 and although it’s slightly on the pricey side than our usual pick of polo necks, I'm pretty sure you'll wear it so many ways that it'll be more than worth the splurge. Hey, if it's good enough for Gigi.
LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL-SILK JUMPER, €69, COS
As anyone who has a sister can attest, your wardrobe is not just your wardrobe, it's your sister's too – whether you like it or not. And if you presumed that once your a famous supermodel, surely you wouldn't need to be digging through your sister's wardrobe for clothes, well, you'd be wrong. During Paris Fashion Week, Bella Hadid was spotted sporting the very same polo neck as Gigi – only in a different colour.
Instead of keeping things tonal, Bella paired the COS polo neck in white with a rainbow vest, beige trousers and tinted glasses. Further proof that a polo neck is truly a wardrobe staple.
SHEER POLO-NECK JUMPER, €59, COS
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