Tunics and leggings are the ultimate year-round outfit combination. For one, tunics are usually forgiving to any type of figure. They are loose without being shapeless like other slouchy clothing. Meanwhile, a pair of leggings is sleek and wonderfully form-fitting. A tunic is long enough to not bare it all when wearing leggings compared to tank tops or blouses but at the same time short enough to show off the great shape the leggings is giving your shape. The leggings are thicker than tights so they are sometimes bulky to pair with dresses. Therefore, tunics and leggings are a match made in heaven.
Most of all, both are so comfortable to wear and the pair is stylish all year round. To know how to wear this awesome combination by time, weather, and occasion, here are some useful style ideas and tips.
Look simple and casual with a pair of flip-flops or low-heel sandals
If you’re on an errand run to the grocery or the deli or a quick trip to the mall, a tunic-and-leggings outfit is perfectly fine. Choose a tunic that’s a little dressy to look stylish without being too overwhelming and pair it up with a pair of flip-flops, low-heel sandals or loafers.
Good news, petite ladies! If you think you can’t rock this outfit combo because you cut off on the thigh area, worry no more. Do the look on a monochromatic side, choosing colors of the same shade. This gives the illusion of being taller than you are.
Slip on a fur vest
For a perfect night out look, a simple tunic and a simple pair of leggings will definitely do. Just slip on a fur vest and you will look instantly ready to hang out with friends. Pairing it with heels can also add up to your look.
Put on a belt
For gals with taller bodies than legs, cinch the belt an inch or two higher from your waist for an illusion of longer legs. Also, this is great for a dress-like silhouette.
Wear the tunic underneath a fitted sweater
A loose tunic underneath a sweater top will actually give the illusion that the tunic is a skirt. Or for those who just want to rock out a sweater with leggings, the tunic, loose or fitting, will be a good to cover your rear.
Something with lace is instantly feminine
Whether it’s the tunic or the leggings (or both, if we’re following Melanie C’s outfit below) that’s lace, it will give definitely a boost of femininity to your outfit.
Sleeveless or loose tunic
A sleeveless or loose tunic will be perfect for the summer. It will also be great if you pick a thinner material for the tunic with summery prints.
Layer up with a loose jacket over the tunic
For the colder seasons, wear the tunic underneath a jacket or coat and a pair of knee high boots over the leggings to keep you warm and fabulous.
The “in-between weather” tunic and leggings outfit
For the perfect “in-between weather” outfit, pair a sleeved tunic with boots. Sweater or jacket over the tunic is optional.