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What Jewelry to Wear With a Tunic

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The sleeves on this tunic may need to be nipped in, but I would love to add a stack of ethnic bangles in various blues and greens. And, when I get the right accessories, I’m going to do this tunic up all ethnic. I wonder if I could pull off a Southwest-glam feel with a denim-colored cowgirl hat (with a beaded hatband) and a pair of denim cowgirl boots. Gee, how many ways I can make this tunic into a different outfit?

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Ethnic Print Tunic - Photo 4: Here I am wearing an off-white printed tunic with an off-white skirt. The outfit still needs some tweaking, but I had to show you this photo because I just read “How to Wear a Tunic, No Matter Your Body Shape” at styleblueprint.com, where Liza Graves writes, “I’ve never seen a tunic look good with a skirt." Well, Dollface, I may not be as young and smart and beautiful as you, but I think I’ve done a fairly good job of proving you wrong... well I may not have proved you wrong... but when I get the right accessories, I will show you a thing or two... I guarantee it.

To make this tunic/skirt outfit look better, I need to find a way to keep the sleeves rolled up, and I need to find a belt to give this outfit a little more shape. Of course, I need to make sure the belt is almost the same color as the tunic, but I want the obi belt to be a print, because I’m really into mixed prints. I’m happy with the pearl drop earrings (which I made), but I need a dark necklace for this top. This scarf works in a pinch, but I should try draping it differently. Anyway, for this outfit, I’m going to make a long burgundy pendant necklace with a silk tassel. Actually, I may want to layer several beaded necklaces.

tunic to wear to workClassic Tunic - Photo 5: This is a photo of a regular, classic tunic. This top is simple and gorgeous. It goes with everything… however, I just noticed that it may be time for me to spring for a new style of bra… ugh, my least favorite shopping chore.

Anyway, if you have a simple tunic like this, you can wear it to work with a simple, chunky necklace. Or, if your tunic has a crewneck neckline, you can play dress up by going Mod with a sparkly blue collar  from Boticca, or by going folkloric with a colorful Mexican "embroidery" necklace  from Coldlilies, or by going baroque with a golden glam necklace  from Getthelabel. Hey, you’ll figure it out once you start to look around. However, in this last photo, I was playing around and layering all the pearl (and fake pearl) necklaces I could find before the sun went down, just to see the effect. I think this look came out kinda “glam flapper” in real life. Someday I’ll get a better camera and you’ll see a better version of what I look like.

I know I’m not a fashion model. I know I’m a 60-year-old hippie chick on a retirement budget. But, I also know that if I can throw on a tunic and some cool earrings and look somewhat acceptable, you can too. I really have a hard time finding anything that fits my weird apple shape… but I keep trying. And, if you’re not a size 2, you’re gonna find yourself becoming addicted to tunics, too.

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Tina Boomerina (AKA Christina Gregoire) is a Baby Boomer born at the end of 1952. Her mission is to make the internet a kinder and gentler place for Baby Boomer women around the world. Tina's specialty is fashion for women over 50.

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