I love Tunics. They are so versatile and provide summer sophistication to any wardrobe. They can be worn year round (in seasonal appropriate fabrics) and come in all different colors, styles, and embellishments. I think they are flattering on all shapes and sizes provided you keep the pants or shorts proportional to the top. Tunics usually have a loose fitting silhouette (very forgiving) so they should be matched with a slim or skinny pant. I prefer a long sleeve tunic in a light fabric which can be worn over a swimsuit or with shorts during the day, and with skinny pants or leggings for summer nights. Depending on the length, you can also wear it as a dress with some understated flat sandals. Here are some of my faves:
Above: This tory Tunic by Tory Burch is super elegant and sophisticated. I love the silhouette, the classic color combination, and the high square neck. Tory Burch has some of my favorite tunics!
Above: I pretty much want everything featured in this NYC based designers Spring line including this Ikat Tunic. Perfect worn over a swimsuit for a lovely beach stroll or with skinny dark denim jeans for a night on the town.
CALYPSO ST. BARTH
Above: I can’t mention tunics without mentioning Calypso St. Barth. Known for their amazing resort wear (among other things!) this Lulu Toluca Print tunic in this eye catching orange color makes me want to swing in a hammock while sipping on a margarita.
Above: This silk chiffon sheer tunic by VINCE is perfect for a glamourous summer city day or night. I would wear this with some black cigarette pants, wedges, and understated silver or gold jewelry. Perfect for a date.