19 Jun Tried and True Tunics
“Summer is the time when one sheds its tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
A few of these days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.”
-Ada Louise Huxtable
Summer is: lazy mornings, family afternoons at the beach, backyard barbeque’s and dining alfresco with friends during these endless sunny days. It is my favorite time of year, and definitely my fave season of fashion. One of the staples at our stores are tunics. Quite possibly the most versatile piece of clothing, they require no effort to look good. Throw them on with tights, leggings, skinny jeans, shorts or over a bathing suit.
The tunic is one of the oldest garments known throughout history. It is still worn daily in some cultures, whereas it is used for religious ceremony in others. From ancient Greeks and Romans to Medieval times, tunics represented an easily made, highly comfortable yet stylish garments that could be worn by all sectors of society. Fabrics, colors, and decorations depended on a person’s position and wealth.
Batik, eyelet, embroidered, gauzy voile, the choices are endless and ready to match any mood. We had fun dressing ours up with vintage brass and semi precious stone necklaces. Show up to your next pool party in one of these, and believe me, every head will turn. Take the worry out of what to wear this summer and grab a tunic, or two, as one of your wardrobe staples.