THREE WAYS TO WEAR A TUNIC DRESS

Outfit 1: 

Outfit 2: 
topshop blazer // topshop dress (worn as a blouse) // 

Outfit 3: 
topshop dress (worn as a top) // similar leather skirt // 
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANA LAURENE
As I get older, building a capsule wardrobe becomes more important to me. Don’t get me wrong — I love a good inexpensive, trendy piece, but I’m trying to be more methodical in my purchases and find pieces that are well-made, classic, and super versatile. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had friends that were obsessed with Nordstrom, but it wasn’t until this last year that I discovered that goldmine. Not only does it have the a huge selection, a million different designers and brands, and the best sales, it sells well made pieces that will last me for years and fit right into that capsule wardrobe I’m trying to build. 

TopShop is one of my favorite shops in Nordstrom, and as soon as I saw this grid tunic dress, I had to have it. It’s so versatile, so I wanted to show you three easy ways to wear it:
1. With Tights. A tunic with tights and booties is one of my favorite fall/winter looks. Pair your black tights with a pair of black heeled boots to make your legs look super long and lean. I added a touch of glam to this look with a fur vest and some sparkly accessories. 
2. With Jeans. This tunic has pockets (my favorite!), so turning it into a shirt is a little tricker if you want to avoid bunching at your waist. So I tucked it fully into my boyfriend jeans and then pulled it out to give it a loose and blousey look. Then I threw on a blazer, heels, and a brightly colored bag for a casual work day or pretty date night look. 
3. Tucked Into A Skirt.  The A-line silhouette is so feminine, and this pretty top was just screaming for a classic look. I paired it with my A-line pleated leather skirt, some basic black pumps, and some edgy mirrored aviators for a classic feminine (with a touch of edge) look. 
Now tell me, which look is your favorite??

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15 Comments

  1. Natali says:

    Oh wow!! You did an amazing job styling these three outfits and the first one totally won me over!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.c

  2. Christina Storm says:

    Oh my goodness, I love all three ways!! So pretty how you paired it with the fur and also with the leather skirt! I love your style!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. Valerie says:

    Love the versatile styling. Do you have a trick for tucking that tunic in pants? It seems like when I try to do it, it looks like there’s a whole bunch of fabric bulging at the waistline.

  4. Meredith says:

    Love all three of these looks!! Been trying to find a fur vest in the color you’re wearing, where is that one from? Didn’t see one that color at Nordstrom 🙁

  5. Oana Tarcea says:

    I just love that leather skirt xxx But all the outfits are lovely

    http://tarceaoana.com/

  6. absolutely genius!! i’ll have to try tucking it into jeans!
    xoxo, kiely
    http://www.pocketofblossoms.com

  7. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love the dress paired with the jeans and that skirt! Ps. I got my closet sail package from you today and I love the skirt and shoes! Thanks again!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

  8. hima says:

    Love your outfits! Where’s the necklace in the look with boyfriend jeans from?

  9. Love all the styling ideas and each is so different!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  10. Liz says:

    I can’t decide I like it as a dress and a top. I’m obsessed with grid print right now. Great post!

  11. Mindy says:

    Forgive my ignorance, but what does a capsule wardrobe mean?

  12. Megan Fox says:

    I love them all! My favorite is #3.

  13. Great looks! I think with time you learn how to shop smart, buy few key pieces and know how to style them in many different ways x
    http://sweatshirtsanddresses.com

  14. Happinessatmidlife says:

    All great looks. I love the idea of turning the dress into a top but I assume your dress is fairly thin since as you mentioned, it would be tough not to add bulk to in the middle area.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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