First, what is a tunic? Well according to Wikipedia it is:
"A tunic is any of several types of garment for the body, usually simple in style, reaching from the shoulders to a length somewhere between the hips and the ankles. The name derives from the Latin tunica, the basic garment worn by both men and women in Ancient Rome, which in turn was based on earlier Greek garments."
So there you have it - the key points being "simple in style" & a length typically longer than the hip. Furthering my point of easily being able to wear them with skinny pants & leggings.
I browsed some of my frequently shopped stores & came up with these great options for Tunics:
Chiffon skirting, baseball sleeves, side zippers, plaid, chevron, chambray, lace - oh my!! What's not to love?!
If you go with a more simple, solid color tunic then have fun with the printed legging trend currently happening. A distressed skinny jean would also be fantastic. You can also quickly add a scarf for more pattern, or a vest for more depth.
If you go with a patterned tunic, pair it with a colored skinny jean or faux leather legging. Tunics also look great with a long statement necklace as a focal point.
Here's a quick look of how I've been wearing tunics lately -
This is my favorite tunic from last spring & I wore it more times than I care to admit. Unfortunately, it's no longer available but the Grey tunic with the black chiffon skirting from above is very similar & it's only $12.00!! (I may need that one too).
Simple & easy & stylish...perfection! Tunics are definitely an item I reach for when I'm in a rush or feeling uninspired. What are your favorite tunics this season?
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