Wednesday, November 5, 2014

K.I.S.S. - Tunic

Back with another K.I.S.S. (keep is simple, silly) post - this time it's all about the Tunic.  Tunics are a great staple for Fall.  Not only are they comfortable, you can toss one on with skinny jeans or leggings & be out the door in no time wearing an outfit you can be confident in.

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:

Tunic Love

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).

This is my favorite tunic from this season (same style graphic print).  I picked it up from Charming Charlie & of course, I love the wide stripe!  I also adore the high-low hemline, the delicate seam for waist definition, & the slit in the back.  I will very easily be able to add a cardigan or vest for warmth as the weather gets colder as well.  I've also worn this tunic with distressed skinny jeans, white skinnies, & scuba leggings (faux leather leggings).

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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  1. Ooh, I love these options! I have just a couple of tunics (and one of them is almost identical to the ivory Express top you have in your collage) and I can definitely see myself adding another 1-2 this year. I love them paired with scuba leggings. I especially adore that LOFT option with the baseball tee styling and pockets!!
    Gina- On the Daily Express

  2. You look super cute! Tunics are so perfect for when you just need to throw something together! They go well with everything!

  3. Tunics and easy blouses are such staples in my wardrobe too! They are easy to dress up or down and change up with accessories. You've sown some great options and I love how you styled yours.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. I do love a good tunic. I also like the wide stripe on this one (and the pattern mixing!) So cute!

  5. Love K.I.S.S:-) It's so true and you know the way to a girls heart because recently I've been all about my tunics!! Love your's, the stripes and colour are so pretty. Such great picks too, I'll take one of each please.

  6. I am OBSESSED with tunics! Anything that allows me to cover my toosh and wear leggings at the same time is a home run for me!!! I love your striped top above! Right up my alley and super pretty look!

  7. I LOVE tunics too-they are totally a staple in my wardrobe :) That chambray one is calling my name!!


  8. I'm such a huge fan of tunics - love its versatility!! And that chevron printed one is the best for me!!


  9. I love tunic tops! They are so easy to reach for whenever you can't think of anything to wear!

  10. Tunic tops are so perfect for comfy & chic wear. Love the options you have shown.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.



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