Supermodel Anne V Puts Her Stamp of Approval on Spring 2024’s Hottest Clothing Item

The 10-time SI Swimsuit star donned this Hailey Bieber- and Rihanna-approved trend on Instagram.
Anne V.

Anne V.

Supermodel Anne V is best known for her 10 consecutive SI Swimsuit appearances, from her rookie feature in 2005 to her most recent ’14 photo shoot in Barreirinhas, Brazil. The Russia native is also slowly securing a title as a fashionista, and her latest obsession is something we know will be trending all spring and summer long.

The Hailey Bieber-approved rugby polos are popping up everywhere, and we think the garment is just the cutest, most chic way to add a little color to an outfit. The top is also a great way to make a formal ensemble a little more casual or make a cozy look seem a tad more put-together.

The 37-year-old paired her navy blue and green striped Palace Skateboards number featuring a white collar with a black blazer, dark Levi’s jeans and classic, sporty white sneakers. She accessorized with sleek oval-shaped black Miu Miu sunglasses and burgundy nails as she snapped a few mirror selfies for Instagram. The model shared the pics with her 1.2 million followers on March. 4.

Palace Skateboards Elbow Striped Rugby Blue/Green, $158 (

Rugby polos are especially timeless and cool because of their versatility and comfort. Who doesn’t love a top that you can wear with a mini skirt, slacks or the baggiest jeans in your closet? The tops are sporty, flirty and sophisticated, and the unisex piece can be styled an infinite number of ways. Best of all, a rugby polo is truly an interesting addition to any look and easy to thrift.

“The heavyweight cotton shirts first came into our fashion consciousness during the 1950s when they appeared in American teenagers’ wardrobes, by way of collegiate sporting uniforms,” Vogue Scandinavia explained. “The popularity of the traditional sports top, featuring a collar and three button neckline, peaked in the 1980s and 1990s, when worn by the likes of Princess Diana and Mick Jagger—making the rugby shirt equal parts subversive and preppy.”

Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.