Bold Print Tunic & Link Up

Such a deal I got on this bold print tunic.  I almost didn’t buy it because the colors didn’t seem right for summer and it is definitely a very bold pattern, maybe too bold.  But for $10 how could I pass it up?  Yup, $10 (plus tax). My first thought was that I would wait until Fall to wear this tunic but the featherweight fabric is perfect for summer so I started to explore my options for wearing it now. And that’s how this bargain became the July “style it up, down, all-around” item.

Is it really a tunic or is that just a fancier name for a dress? Perhaps but I offer the following definition from; tunic – a loose-fitting garment, sleeved or sleeveless, extending to the knees and worn by men and women especially in ancient Greece and Rome. I think this item meets that criteria (except for the ancient Greece and Rome part) so tunic it is.

Dressed Up For Work

Two weeks ago I discussed the merits of a completer piece (see it here) and how well a vest fits into that category in warmer weather. The longer length of this black one adds some visual weight to tunic making it more fitting for work. The tunic is from H&M and is still available (see link below). The vest I found back in April at a Banana Republic Outlet so I cannot offer you direct link but I found some others that are similar.

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Shop The Dress and Vest

Dressed Down For Play

The loose fit of this tunic make a natural to wear as a cover-up and the bold print adds a punch of style when you are pool side. A straw hat for protection from the sun and a tote for my towel and magazines are the only accessories I need for enjoying some quiet time.

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Dressed For All-Around Fun

This fun look was the first one I came up with because it seemed natural to wear this bold print tunic with pants or leggings. Like with the look for work, I’ve added a belt to define my waist even though I think it looks good loose and flowy too. What do you think of the shoes? Don’t they kick the outfit up a notch or two?

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Shop The Shoes

There are so many more options for styling this tunic running through my head that you will be seeing this beauty again and again. I can see myself wearing it over jeans with stacked heel sandals or with my OTK black suede boots. The possiblities are endless.

Let’s Wrap This Up

Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s floral themed link-up is Andrea at Andrea’s Wellness Notes. According to her by-line, Andrea’s blog is “a record of attempting to live my best life” and she has been building this record since 2009. She has a lovely fashion sense that exudes comfort and ease.

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Can a print be too bold? Have you thought of how an item in your wardrobe could fit into all aspects of your life? How much of your style time is spent at work or at play or at having fun and does that reconcile with your clothing options?

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27 thoughts on “Bold Print Tunic & Link Up

  1. Oh my, that is a gorgious dress/tunic Rena! I love the high/ low hem. And what a bargain, I think you will wear that one very often. And those shoes….. I am a sucker for shoes. They are to die for! have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Rena, how versatile. I love the shoes on the just for fun outfit. Have been reading for a few weeks and I love th variety and your individuality. Keep up the good work.

  3. I totally get the color thing…my mom is continually saying she can’t wear this or that because the color are for fall or winter—it’s hard to get that out of our psyche, eh? But I’m super glad you didn’t wait—because it’s fabulous!
    And yes!! Those black shoes rock, girl!!
    What a perfect piece to take traveling—it’s super versatile!!
    thanks so much for hosting!!

    1. Thanks, Jodie. I’ve had the same thought about taking this tunic on vacation and being ready for almost any occasion. I probably could even sleep in it. LOL

  4. Oh Rena, I am seriously crushing on this tunic! I absolutely love it! The colors are gorgeous. The print is fabulous. And tunics are one of my favorite pieces of clothing ever to wear! I like it best paired with the black pants, for sure. The black makes the colors pop and just add such a nice dimension to the outfit. And yes, those shoes are perfect!


  5. Great tunic, Rena! Tunics are so versatile! I can see yours styled so many ways throughout the year! It looks great the three ways you styled it! And I can’t wear heels, but I am envious of the lace-up heels! Fabulous!

    Thank you so much for featuring me! The pants are getting a bit worn, and I’ll have to find a replacement pair!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  6. What a great look, the print is nice. I love H&M, they have great style at even better prices.
    Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle Linkup, see you next Friday!

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