A tunic is one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. It transitions through every season of the year. It is comfortable, chic, and you can dress it up or down. Owning two or three high quality tunics will provide you infinite possibilities of outfits. I recommend having one in a basic hue such as black, white, brown or grey; Another one in a bright color such as emerald green, electric blue, yellow or orange (or any color really!); And one with an interesting design pattern (dots, stripes, color blocking, cute details, etc).
A tunic can be used in many ways:
1. Belt: define your waist with a belt. Be creative, the possibilities are endless. It can be a thick leather belt, a skinny belt, a cord, a chain, you name it!
2. Leggings: a classic go to outfit with a tunic is the leggings & tunic combo. They can be dressed up or down with heels, boots, sandals, and ballerina flats. Be sure to include a bold accessory to add some interest. A colorful envelope clutch, bangles, a hat or a unique pendant chain.
3. Boots: these are perfect for Fall. You can combine them with skinny jeans or leggings, a beautiful pendant necklace and a big carryall.
4. Scarf: this accessory can update your basic tunic into the epitome of chicness. Have fun with diverse designs. Prints, lines, dots, anything goes!
5. Dress: use your tunic as a dress. Pair it with heels or flats depending on the length of your tunic. Add some eclectic jewelry and a cute bag.
6. Bathing suit: for us Floridians, summer is almost all year round. Use your tunic to hide your bathing suit. It is chic and very Miami. I’m in Miami B!
7. Shorts: pair your tunic with shorts. This is one my favorite combos. It eludes such a relaxed feel with an air of glam. Add a belt to cinch that waist or hip and you will look fab!
8. Maxi skirt: this is a tricky one, but trust me, the mirror will tell you. Make sure you pair it with a Maxi skirt that doesn't make you look like a matron. Take a look at my slide show for examples.
9. Pants: Yes, you can do tunics with pants. Just be careful and pick light fabric pants that are stretchy. You don’t want to add bulk to your look. A belt may help or a long necklace could be useful as well. My advice, go with a monochromatic look. (Check slide show!)
10. Cigarette Pants: pair your tunic with cigarette pants. It will look put together, especially if your tunic just hugs your curves.