What Jewelry to Wear With a Tunic
Jewelry for Boho Hippie Tunics
Let’s start with boho. To me, hippie chic is more fun and I’ve been looking for necklaces and other jewelry to go with my hippie tops. I seldom follow other people’s fashion rules, because I don’t have an off-the-rack body. So, if something looks halfway decent on me it’s going to look fabulous on you.
Here’s the method I’ve come up with. When you’re trying to decide on jewelry for a tunic outfit, this is the easiest order to follow:
- 1. Necklace
- 2. Earrings
- 3. Everything else
Now for the fun part (for you). You get to see my quick-take backyard photos and help me analyze jewelry options.
Moroccan Style Tunic - Photo #1: I’m talking about the main picture at the top of the page. Some boho tunics don’t need a necklace at all and the top in this photo is a good example. As an experiment, I tried on a ton of necklaces just to make sure, and my necklaces either didn’t show up against the printed fabric or they made me look like a circus clown.
So, with that decision out of the way, I went on to step two, earrings. At my age, necklaces and earrings are my most important accessories because they light up my face and they divert people’s attention away from those pesky little things like wrinkles, jowls, and double chins… well… this theory doesn’t work as well as I would like, but every little bit helps.
Anyway, I’m not thrilled with my pearl earrings. The floppy boho hat is good, but the earrings are too tailored, classic, and traditional. I know exactly what type of earrings would look right with this top. Here’s an example of turquoise drop earrings from Coldlilies. And, a simple ring with a similar turquoise-colored stone would look great, but the earrings are first on my list of priorities.
Hippie Print Tunic - Photo #2: I wanted you to see that some ornate tunics look great with necklaces. (Yes, that’s me, even though I took off my hat and I pulled my hair up into a ponytail.) Normally, I would wear this hippie top with more jewelry, but I was in a rush because the sun was going down.
I like to wear this tunic with the cheap beads (from some outlet mall) that I’m wearing in the photo, the turquoise-bead earring drops that I’m wearing, a long turquoise-bead necklace, and a turquoise-bead bracelet that all match – I made the set at a bead-store class for almost nothing. You can, too.
Some writer who was talking about wearing jewelry with tunics said that you should keep things simple and not “over accessorize”. Well, I disagree. I wish I had a few more beaded bracelets and necklaces in other earth-tones to add to this outfit. And, maybe I’ll make a beaded hatband.
You should always remember that fashion “experts” who talk about fashion “rules” do not know you and do not know the rules about your body. Who makes up these rules anyway?
Mexicana Embroidered Tunic - Photo 3: This blue tunic is something of a hybrid between a hippie tunic and a regular tunic. It’s a fairly plain top except for the embroidery at the neckline… and it’s one of those pieces you can just throw on, run out the door, and look great in. But, this tunic also looks good with more jewelry than what you’re seeing here.
I’m wearing some gold earrings, but they barely show up next to my fat Campbell-Soup-Girl face. So, I would love to find a pair of colorful earrings that would give my fair skin some color, yet not clash with my hat. (This hat is the wrong style, but the color is okay, although blue might be better.)
If I were wearing the right hat, I think these colorful glittery boho earrings from Konplott would be absolutely astounding. The colors are amazing and they have an “almost Baroque” South-of-the-Border feel. (article continues)
Keep reading about tunic jewelry for women over 50 on page three.