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Unique Way of Styling Tunics for Spring and Summer

Unique Way of Styling Tunics for Spring and Summer

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Unique Way of Styling Tunics for Spring and Summer

Styling tunics isn’t always on our radar for the spring and summer. At least for me, I tend to think of them with leggings, which definitely doesn’t work in the hotter months. Yet this sheer tunic is made for the warm seasons with the colors and floatiness.
That’s why all three of us bought the same piece and are showing 3 unique ways to wear it.

Quote of the day: “Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant.” Alice Walker

I love how each of us concentrated on combining the piece with different colors and items to make it work for us. That’s how you take clothing and make it your style!!
You can see more of Charlotte’s outfit and Lesley’s look in their individual posts.
And I do apologize how my photos are “spotty” with shadows. Our choice of places to take my photos this morning could have been better.

Jodie’s Option at Styling Tunics

Women over 50 styling tunics

Skirt: Gigi’s Boutique~~ Tunic: Mushka by Sienna Rose~~ Shoes: Payless~~ Earrings: ~~ Purse:

Even if you don’t appreciate this outfit because of the print mixing, the concept of tucking your tunic into a skirt is brilliant. Just because it’s a tunic which is a longer top, doesn’t mean you have to always wear it that way. I’ve worn another tunic this way (with much less print action) here.
Midi and maxi skirts are styles of skirts that work easily for this idea. But don’t count out your other skirts until you try it.

One of the secrets of shopping your closet is to remember to stop categorizing your clothing and to get creative. These are both concepts I have discussed in my Shop Your Closet series.

Insider tip: When you are working on styling tunics, always remember to think about styling it over and under to give you more variety!

Accessories

Since the outfit was super bright, I just added in simple blue earrings and a clear purse. If you saw my mom’s trick with her clear purse, you can easily make it less clear!!

Denim sandals

Children’s Shoes

This pair of denim sandals were purchased when Payless was going out of business. Although did you know they are back online only? Anyways, they were in the kid’s section, and I love the lower heel along with the “surprise” embroidery from the back.
In fact, these are the sandals that inspired me to start replacing my ankle strap buckles with velcro. In fact, I created a video on how to do this to your existing shoes. It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and it works!! The same information is written in a blog post too, if you like that better.

Insider tip: Kid’s sizing is 1.5-2 sizes smaller than women’s. So if you wear a 7.5, you would wear a kids size 5.5-6. It’s worth checking out the selection. Many times there are advantages to the kid’s shoes. They can have a lower heel and be more colorful along with less expensive!!

Stripes for print mixing

Print Mixing

One of the ideas behind print mixing especially when you are starting to experiment with it, is to combine pieces that have the same color in them. That’s exactly how I came upon this idea for styling tunics.
The colors of this skirt are basically the same as this tunic, so it was a match made in heaven. At least for someone like me that enjoys lots of color.

The skirt is part of a set that I wore last year for our Mother’s Day post. I do love how it’s two pieces so I can also wear each separately. In fact, I wore the top in last week’s Weekly Wrap up post with white shorts!

I know many of you (including my mom and Lesley) would never wear a combination of pieces like this together. However, I hope you never say never. Especially with mixing prints. It creates so many more potential outfits in your closet.

Styling tunics for older women

Phoenix Art Museum

This was the day we toured the Phoenix Art Museum and saw the exhibition Fearless Fashion (very fitting don’t you think with our matching tunics?). If you missed the photos I shared of the exhibition, they can be found on my Weekly Wrap Up post here.
In fact, one woman in the gift shop even stopped us to take our photo!! Yes of course we visited the gift shop because my mom is the queen of gift shop shopping!!

Styling tunics for spring

Photo credit: Rob Filogomo

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