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Sporty & Chic Polo & Rugby Shirts

It’s Deju Vu all over again! Polo and Rugby shirts (thank you Rugby World Cup) are back in force and we feel like we’re living in the early 80’s when the Preppy Handbook (Jo still has hers!) and the J. Crew catalog took the world by storm. Almost every store is carrying a version of these, albeit in a much more modern way. Polos and rugby shirts aren’t the stiff, conservative tops of the past – they’re now made from more than cotton (cashmere and  tech fabrics), have different shapes (cropped or oversized), accoutrements (lace up or brass buttons), and are very fashion forward (Hailey Bieber and Taylor Swift are hot for this trend)! They’re the perfect partner to jeans (especially white) and shorts this summer and can be styled up or down. Here are our picks for the perfect polos and rugby shirts for 2024.

Polo Shirts:

Frank & Eileen Popover $158:  Comes in lots of colors and it’s made from a soft jersey material with a frayed hem. Runs a bit oversized fyi, but great weekend ‘throw over anything’ kind of shirt.

Demylee Jrue Top $168: Classic polo top with slightly cropped length. Dropped shoulder for a comfy fit. 100% fine cotton.

Lightweight Polo Sweater $59:  Cashmere soft and light weight updates the classic polo. Perfect with jeans, shorts, or skirts.

Wool Rib Polo $355: Tangerine is the HOT color these days. This polished wool polo sweater is knit with allover ribbing for a close fit.

Classic Fit Pique Polo $110:  Go old school but oversized with this cotton-piqué polo accented with mother-of-pearl buttons and the label’s iconic embroidered logo.

Vintage Rib Polo Shirt $59.50: It comes with a few buttons at the top and a classic collar detail, with a soft feel and a bit of stretch.  An elevated polo that’s a bit dressier.


Striped Polo $79.50:  Kind of rugby/polo shirt combo, this beige and white stripe shirt with chest pocket and boxy fit would look great with white jeans and sandals.

Rugby Shirts:

Kule $118: Sporty and chic, meant to be an everyday tee worn alone, with a blazer, or under a sweater with the collar peaking out. Available seasonally in many colors.

Oversized Rugby Shirt $920.  Dries Van Noten’s take on the sporty top. The lace up front, oversize fit, and button cuffs elevate the classic. He just announced his retirement so buy a part of his last collection!

Gap $48: Oversized shirt, hits at the waist for a modern update.

Rugby Stripe Boatneck Shirt: Classic stripes and with a boat neck make this a winner.

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