If the polo neck was a thing for winter, it’s all about the polo shirt for spring. Like the polo neck, it’s one of those items that is familiar but not boring. Some of that is to do with what you pair it with: add a tied waist and cool shades, like Gloria, for a conceptual look, or get Beth’s This Is England vibe with dungarees and sneakers. Maddie’s long-sleeved JW Anderson polo is, frankly, awesome, while Sylviane and Pam prove the polo is a timeless classic. Paired with trousers and in fresh monochrome, the message is clear. Purchase a polo now as the lifehack to a stylish spring.
Photographer: David Newby for the Guardian. Stylist: Melanie Wilkinson. Fashion assistant: Hannah Davidson. Makeup: Lisa Stokes assisted by Saskia Bannister using Clarins. Hair: Shukeel Murtaza at Phamous using Bumble and bumble. Models: Sylviane and Pam at Ugly, Beth at Profile, Maddie at Elite, Gloria at Mrs Robinson.