Welcome to How I Wear My: Tunic, the 60th post in the How I Wear My series!
Tunics may hail from ancient times but they seem more modern than ever in all the prints and fabrics and lengths they come in these days. So Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to highlight them for July’s version of “How I Wear My.”
Jill starts us off with her summery tunic look and says:
“I love to wear navy and white all summer long so I was happy to find this Old Navy tunic in the right color and for the right price. My vintage Hermès Jigé is a pleasure to carry any time of the year, but I particularly like it in the warmer months and this shade of red goes with blue and white so well! I normally never wear big earrings but I loved the look of this pair with the tunic to help glam it up.”
Greetje of No Fear of Fashion wears a tunic with a modern cut and says:
“The off-white long tunic by Acne (Swedish brand) is a staple in my closet. I can wear it so many ways. This is one of my favourite styles. With the silver/golden boots and the statement necklace.”
Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style wears a feminine floral tunic and tells us:
“So to answer the question of how I wear my? I wear this summer tunic as a flowy, fun top for our date night!! I rarely like matchy matchy, but this time I decided to keep the palette light with white jeans and the matching tank under this WHBM tunic. For me, the draw of this tunic is the asymmetrical aspect of it – and it seems so ethereal since it’s sheer!”
Darlene of Who’s a Pretty Girl wears her tunic two ways and tells us:
“Having two events in one day and not wanting to change my entire outfit, I took this $4.99 thrifted Alfani tunic from lunch hour to happy hour! With leggings for lunch…without leggings for happy hour. No worries, I wore black bike shorts underneath, just in case ;-)”
Suzanne of Suzanne Carrillo wears a boho tunic look and tells us:
“The jean tunic is from H&M a store I normally never shop at since I am a thrifter through and through but somehow I ended up there and bought this. The fabric is very soft and although it looks a little bit like maternity wear I still love it.”
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge adds colorful pants with her tunic look and says:
“I am wearing a black eyelet tunic (from Old Navy) that is also a bit frumpy when left as is. To create some shape with this tunic, I tied the sides together and wore it over skinny red polka dot pants with wedge booties. While I love wearing tunics, they often need some tweaking to give them a more flattering silhouette. This can be done with belts, but that is not the most flattering on me, so I find creative ways to give them a more flattering shape with interesting knots!”
Tamera of Tamera Beardsley shows what a lover of tunics she is and offers up several stylish tunic looks. She tells us:
“Tunics are a cornerstone workhorse in my wardrobe! Especially the Free People lace tunic … that I love so much I have bought it in three colors over the years! My absolute favorite is this tunic in cream … which manifests itself in my wardrobe in a myriad of ways! From worn alone over cream lace pants in the summer … to being layered in what seems like infinite possibilities!”
Ana of Mrs. American Made shows us a colorful and fresh look and says this about her tunic outfit:
“I just have to say that I am so excited that you guys chose this as a theme. I seemed to have an obsession with the ease of a tunic this year. It turned out to be the perfect garment for me to throw on over leggings after an easy work out (and long enough to cover the butt) – just add boots and a jacket and I was out the door. So many days I used this ‘outfit formula’ I wore this multi-color print tunic #madeinUSA by Renee C from Nordstrom with a pair of Citizens of Humanity wider leg white jeans for s Spring-y look. I added the casual linen bucket bag and wedge sandals and a pop of color with the turquoise earrings for a slight Boho flavor.”
Linda of Labour of Life wears a summery tunic dress and tells us:
“This Old Navy tunic is perfect to wear to the office, a bar or even relaxing poolside. The linen is breathable and cool and the style is totally forgiving. I wear this to the office and I take it on vacation where it can go from beach to restaurant with a quick change of shoes.”
Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life adds a belt to her plaid tunic and says:
“A tunic is totally out of my comfort zone. Wearing my Anthropologie tunic as a light layer made me feel more covered up and made it a perfect summer layer. I wanted to dress up the tunic for work and cinched it with an obi belt to give it some definition.”
Nancy from Nancy’s Fashion Style created a layered look with her tunic and tells us:
“Here are some pictures of my tunic. I wanted to give it away because I never wore it, but then I thought: well, it could look good with olive green and grey! Et voila! I like the look. Hope you do too!”
Rosemary of Distinctly Southern Style joins us for the first time and says this about her blue tunic:
“I am wearing my linen tunic from Chico’s. I have paired it with a white camisole and leggings. It’s a hot and humid day here in Central Florida and I have just returned from a mini vacation, so tummy coverage is a plus.”
Angela Crider is an attorney and published mystery writer who lives in Wine Country and like me, loves it! Angela has this to say about her tunic look:
“I was excited when I found this Renvy by Gilt tunic. It can be worn over leggings, or without as a tunic dress. I have styled it with Ann Taylor leggings, Tahari Candy Leather Peep Toe Demi-Wedge Sandals, an Olive and Winnie layered necklace, Alex and Ani bracelets, Quay sunglasses, a cobalt Adora tote, a fedora by SunBody Hats, and to top it off, a beautiful setting at Brix restaurant in Napa.”
Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 wears a tunic with an eye-catching artistic print and says:
“The tunic and pants are from Soft Surroundings! These sheer tunics are perfect for the summer heat in
South Texas…keep me cool!”
Rena of It’s all Fine. Whatever tickles the fancy. wears a tunic with a beautiful get-noticed pattern and tells us:
“I almost passed on buying this tunic because I was unsure of the bold pattern and colors but I’m glad I didn’t. It is precisely the pattern and colors that make it so versatile that I can wear for work or casual and it’s lightweight which makes it great for So Cal summers and it will be easy to layer for cooler weather.”
Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living wears a colorful and fun tunic and says:
“I love this Johnny Was tunic. The embroidery is amazing and the color is so vibrant. It is lightweight and perfect for our mountain weather in the summer. I wore white skinny ankle pants and wedge sandals to balance the outfit! For a third piece, I wore my favorite summer hat.”
Nora of Jacket Society wears a sleeveless striped tunic and tells us:
“I am wearing Jacket society striped lace-up tunic and pink gauze shawl with lace trim both available in our shop. To finish off the look I am wearing them with my Rag & Bone skinny black jeans, Calvin Klein Silver sandals and clutch.”
Lisa of The Sequinist wears and off-the-shoulder tunic and says:
“Here I’m wearing a grey flannel Tibi off the shoulder tunic that I bought to wear in cooler weather. On this day, I paired it with faux leather jeans and some fringed boots to give it some rock and roll edge. I’ve also worn it layered over a silk shirt, just to give me some versatility.”
I love tunics and have several of them hanging in my closet. This month I decided to show you two outfits. In this first look, I am wearing the Solstice Tunic from Stella Carakasi. It’s from their Spring 2016 Collection (currently on sale).
I love how lightweight this tunic is, made with georgette fabric. I can wear it when it’s warm outside and feel both sufficiently covered and cool. The top is sheer so I wear a matching camisole underneath, though not a must because it’s not too sheer. I could also wear this tunic open with a tank in a different color. Perhaps an off-white or black.
I wore cognac accessories including suede block-heeled sandals, a Mulberry Bayswater bag, Apple Watch Hermès and a leather and faux black pearl necklace I bought at the Stella Studio a couple of years ago. My girlfriend cut jeans are from Gap.
For my second outfit, I wore an Attitude is Everything Tunic which is a staple in my closet. I have it in 4 colors! This newest shade is called Stone and it’s a very light gray color. I wore it last weekend in Healdsburg on my Girlfriends Getaway (I will telling you all about that soon!). I love the high-low hem and the roll-tab sleeves with the button closure.
I wear a camisole underneath in a matching color because it is also sheer. I accessorized with one of my favorite necklaces, a geode pendant necklace on a double strand beaded chain by Janet Harrer. And I wore my Gap jeans again. I carried my Kate Spade bag in bone (similar), which has become my go-to summer handbag.
Thank you to all the stylish July participants. We love the way you all wear your tunics!
By time the intensity of summer’s heat is upon us in August we bet that if you opt to wear pants, they are crops! So style your favorite pair and join us for “How I Wear My: Cropped Pants.” Photos are due by August 8, 2016. You can send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to tell us a bit about your outfit!
Be sure to click over to Jill’s to see even more Tunic style inspiration!
Make it a rich day!
Disclosure: The two Stella Carakasi tunics and matching camisoles were given to me by Stella Carakasi. Everything else I purchased. The Girlfriends Getaway mentioned here was a media stay. The opinions expressed in this post are my own, as always.