October 07, 2011

Polo For Your Thoughts

Polo neck, Turtle neck, Roll neck. Call them what you like. They all fall under the same category: neck choker. I find polo necks (I am Irish, so no turtle neck for me) restrictive and a bit suffocating. 'What is that thing around my neck? Oh, it's just my jumper. Fabulous.' I haven't worn a polo neck in about three years. Yes. They really are no friend of mine.

In fact, I found a photo of me, possibly the last time I wore a polo neck. I mean, my face says it all. I look moody, grumpy, sulky. Any more adjectives you can throw in there?  Clearly it restricted any happy emotions that I might have felt, especially since it was Christmas time.The polo neck went and it hasn't been seen since.

However, everyone and everything deserves a second chance, no? What with the resurgence of polo necks, I quite fancy toying with the idea of ' 'I dunno' making a polo purchase. Toying being the key word. So, I picked some neck jumpers that look like they wouldn't choke me too much. Word of warning; these polo necks are of the lets-rob-a-bank variety. Always fun.

That teal Reed Krakoff (Net-A-Porter) polo neck looks so comfortable. A neck jumper made out of merino wool, my neck feels cold just by thinking about it. Then if you want something a little edgier, just go for that Joseph (mywardrobe) polo. Leather and wool. Your neck will feel very special with this on. Inspiration is Isabel Marant. I would happily wear that polo poncho garment. Smile firmly on the face.

*I can be a bit moody at times, with or without a polo neck. I'm sure the polo helped, though.

Isabel Marant Image via style.com

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Jewellery Bijou said...

I love the white one!it so gorgeous!

fashionismyh2o said...

That Isabelle Marant white polo neck is beaaauuutiful but then again it is on an absolutely stunning model so I think the proof would be trying it on (sadly on my budget that's not gonna happen :p) I'm undecided on them as I think some people could totally pull them off but I'm not sure I'm one of them!


Sophie Carmo said...

I love this polo neck :-)

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha I'm the same way!! I hate them!! But I do have a cashmere polo neck sweater...I wear it occasionally but I feel like I'm choking XD
I do love all those ones you posted though! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love the vintage pic and the Isabel Marant sweater!


Bonnie said...

When I wear turtlenecks, I always feel like something is trying to strangle me. When I wear scarves, I don't feel that way at all.
Strange, right?

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Anonymous said...

Lovely sweaters:)

ilsteviewonder said...

Love it! :D

Anonymous said...

I love wearing polo neck jumpers underneath tunics, but I hate wearing them on their own, unless it's a dress. am I odd?!?!

Jules (click on wishlist to access)

Cristina L said...

I love polos ;)


Isabel said...

i didnt know polo neck was another work for turtle neck. u taught me something new :)

Manon said...

I really like it.

Michelle Lee said...

great polos!

catwalk criminal said...

Love the grey jumper ♥

FashionJazz said...

Love polonecks! I live in them in winter : ) xx

Sarah Licentiate said...

I can't polo, I'm afraid. It gives me the dreaded Uniboob - damn you women who can pull off a polo neck!

Kavery said...

I gave all my polo necks away except one which I use when I'm outdoors. Neck chokers? Hell yes!

Leonie said...

Nice post! I like wearing them in the winter, I sometimes even suffocate myself even more by wearing a scarf over it as well ;-) I like the Isabel Marant poncho, although the neck is a bit extreme there (even for me).

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Isabel Bianchi said...

I have to say that the last polo neck sweater you wore was really cute! And if it wasn´t for the price, I wouldn´t mind wearing that Isabel Marant poncho!! hehe! but I´m more into round neck sweaters with a great cashmere scarf! :)

Kel said...

I love the turtleneck. I embarrassingly have about 10 of them!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

rocky road trippin'

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I am not the biggest fan of the turtleneck...but I am obsessed with the cowl right now.

Anna-Lena said...

i adore the isabel marant sweater! gorgeous...so comfortable and warm :)...lovel pics.! hugs

Marie a la Mode said...

I've never heard the term "polo neck" before, it must be a European thing?? The white sweater you posted is gooooorgeousss!

Audrey Allure said...

I only have one turtleneck, but it definitely does come in handy when it's super cold outside. The Isabel Marant one looks gorgeous!

Evelyn Halim said...

winter is coming to town soon!
that sweater is tdf, need to get that.
it looks comfy and stylish at the same time.


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Anonymous said...

Hated them as a child, but love them to death now :)


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