The year I entered high school (2008 to be exact) was also the same year uniforms were enforced, and 14-year-old me was NOT about it. This meant students could only wear polo shirts (aka short-sleeved, quarter button-downs) in navy, white, black, or purple—black and purple were our school colors as the Celebration "Storm," lol. Since this was Florida, we could still wear flip-flops, so it clearly wasn't *that* strict of a dress code, but I digress.
Basically, I had to wear a god damn polo shirt five days a week for four years straight (you don't even want to know how much money was spent at Abercrombie), and after that I was downright giddy with the fact that I would never be forced to wear one again.
I mean, they were so plain and boring and I felt like they totally hindered any ability to actually look cute?! (Didn't help that I was also on the golf team, which meant, yep, more polo shirts.)
I was totally okay writing them off for good...until I started seeing some actually fashionable ones, especially of the knit variety, these past couple of months. Once I saw this ribbed Maje design a couple weeks ago, it seemed like knit polos were following me every time I went online shopping. (No one knows you better than those internet cookies, right?) It's almost like they knew I hated them, and then gave themselves a chic makeover precisely so I would change my mind. And if that's the case, it kinda worked? To prove my point, peep the street style images below from September 2019 to now:
And then browse the links below to see what I mean. They're all so adorable and cozy-looking!
I never thought I'd say this, but I actually want to fill my whole closet with them again. Truly no one is more shocked than me. So, let's all don the comfiest polos and look like we're running to class, but, like, in a trendy way.
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