A well fitted, cotton polo is a great alternative to the heat trapping confines of a long sleeved shirt for the summer months. As the temperatures begin to rise as the days go by, a polo can be a savior from the heat while maintaining a formal look which can transition from day to night easily. The polo shirt has been a staple for golf and tennis players since the 19th century, with a resurgence in the 80s as a preppy must-have, but recently polos have begun to be accepted by all kinds of sartorial styles. This summer wear your polos with just about anything, stick to a more traditional look with straight cut khakis or pair with your favorite board shorts to add a touch of style to your poolside style.
Make sure to check out Uniqlo x Michael Bastian's just launched line of polos, which give a fresh take on the universally known polo shirt. With great prints and fits, Michael Bastian takes every detail in the construction of the polo seriously. My favorite detail is the button on the sleeves on the retro style polos which you can adjust to better fit your arm, a throwback to the 70s. Among Uniqlo, brands such as Aviator Nation and Rag and Bone bring a fresh take on the classic polo. With such great options to pick from, it'll be easy to find the perfect polo for your summer.