December 2018

How to wear a tunic

How do you wear a tunic? There are so many ways to style tunics to keep the look fresh and new. They allow you to play with proportions. We love their longer length paired with skinny bottoms and layered with shorter boxier tops.

Tunics are more than just a flattering tops. They’re versatile wardrobe essentials that, when mixed with the right accents, fashionably transition easily from day to date night.

Here are some styling tips for how to wear the tunics in your wardrobe:

1 | WITH A NOD TO MENSWEAR

From chambray to traditional stripes or lumberjack-inspired plaid, look for tunic styles that mimic the classic good looks of menswear design. That oversized boyfriend-shirt look works when worn with skinny jeans, slim-fit cords, and leggings, blending feminine fashion elements with relaxed comfort that looks like you borrowed it from his closet.

2 | UNTUCKED, TUCKED, OR TIED

Forgiving and flattering, tunics can be worn many different ways. Experiment and craft your look by wearing them layered and untucked, strategically tucked, or tied in the front or at the side. A decorative belt buckle, an interesting pocket detail, embroidery… It’s all about accentuating what you want to highlight.

3 | LAYER AND PLAY WITH PROPORTIONS

Have fun with your layering! Throw on a boxy sweater or denim jacket and let the tunic show under the hems; layer on a duster, long coat, or open draped front cardigan, or wear a relaxed tunic style over a sleek tank or camisole. These elements all add depth and dimension to your look.

4 | TO SHAPE IT, BELT IT

To keep an oversized tunic silhouette from swallowing your shape, you can style it with a belt to define your waist. This is a flattering look, whether you find a tunic that comes with a belted detail or use one of your own belts to accessorize your look. A quality skinny belt is a versatile wardrobe essential; it looks great not only with tunics, but with long, open-front cardigans and dresses as well.

5 | ACCESSORIES GO A “LONG” WAY

Push the proportions further by incorporating a long necklace or patterned scarf into your look.

Jewelry has the power to dress a tunic up or down. Bohemian pieces add a relaxed, artsy vibe that’s suitable for weekends. Bold statement accents are a great way to draw attention to an interesting neckline.

Scarves are versatile pieces that you can wear many ways — looped or tied around your neck or worn loosely draped for a more flowing look.

How do you wear your tunics? Which are your favorite tunic-styling tips? What are your favorite tunic styles? For more inspiration and more tunics, explore our latest collection.

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