How to Style a Tunic Top

By on August 27, 2019, in Fashion Trends, My Style Profiles

Of all the tops we sell, tunics may be our favorite. These shirts are almost universally flattering, pair well with other wardrobe staples, and are appropriate for most occasions and environments.

We want you to get the most out of your tunic top, so we put together some of our favorite ideas for styling your tunic. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Choosing a Tunic

Soft Surroundings offers a selection of tunics in a range of sizes, styles, fabrics and colors. When it comes to choosing the right tunic for you, you want to consider things like your body type, the time of year, and where you plan to wear your tunic.

Purchase a flattering tunic

At Soft Surroundings, we are committed to developing a collection of clothing that is suitable for just about everyone. In addition to standard misses sizing, we offer plus, tall, and petite sizes as well.

Plus size: When you order a plus size tunic from Soft Surroundings, rest assured that our pattern makers have taken into consideration fit and proportion. This helps ensure that your tunic will look fabulous!

Petite size: Our petite tunic tops are the perfect option for women under 5’4″. As with all our special sizing options, our petites are developed to fit you perfectly.

Tall: Tall sizing means that you’ll never have to worry about your tunic being just a little too short. These garments are crafted with your body in mind.

Pairing Your Tunics

Leggings: Wearing a tunic top with leggings is a classic style that can be updated with fancy footwear (think embellished booties or flats) as well as a statement necklace or scarf. Leggings are also a wonderful option for wearing under tunic dresses.

Tunics with pants: Tunics with standard pants can be slightly tricky, as you don’t want too much bulk around the waist and hips. Pair a tunic with slacks without a lot of waist details, or consider belting your tunic so that its hem sits a little higher on your torso.

Tunics with sweaters: Try wearing a long cardigan over a short sleeve or tank tunic.

Tunics with dresses: Yes, you can pair tunics with dresses! Try wearing a long, loose tunic over a lightweight, sleeveless dress in a contrasting color.

Selecting Your Shoes

Boots: Tuck your legging or pant legs into boots or booties for a flattering, long line that can make you seem taller.

Ballet flats: Find a pair of ornate, embellished ballet flats and pair them with a simple tunic and leggings. Add some statement jewelry for an elegant, and comfortable, look.

Heels: Wear an embellished tunic over a pencil skirt and pair with heels for a lovely semi-formal look.

Accessorize Your Tunic

Chunky necklace: We love chunky, statement necklaces with simple, jewel or boat-neck tunics.

Scarf: Scarves are a great alternative to necklaces, particularly if your tunic has a scoop or v-neck. Gently drape the scarf over your shoulders or tie it infinity-scarf style around your neck for a bit of warmth.

Loose sweater: Longer cardigans and dusters complete an outfit that features a short-sleeve or tank tunic.

Tight biker jacket: For something different, try wearing an embellished tunic, belting it, and topping it off with a biker jacket.

Bag: We like clutches and hobo bags with tunics. Choose one in a complementary color, or one that picks up the color or texture of a tunic embellishment, to complete your outfit.

Tunics for Events and Occasions

Wear a tunic on a warm or tropical vacation: Cotton and linen tunics are wonderful tropical vacation options because they provide protection from the sun while also allowing air to flow and circulate around you. Pair a tunic with shorts or capris and slip on a pair of sandals for some quality time in the sun.

Wear a tunic to a casual outing: When it comes to casual wear, we love wearing a tunic over jeggings, then completing the outfit with embellished sneakers or flats.

Wear a tunic to work: Tunics can also make excellent office wear. Try the tunic-cardigan option mentioned above, along with some understated jewelry for a professional look.

Final Word
Head on over to our tunic selection today and treat yourself! When you find the tunic (or tunics) that you love, let us know about it in the comments.