Tunic Tops: A Basic Staple, Your Way

If you want to do autumn styling right, then you have to grab a couple of extra long tunic tops. They comes in a whole array of whimsical styles and patterns, and can easily be tied together with any simple pair of leggings to dress them up. This top style also comes in a variety of fits to keep you comfortable and casual or figure-hugging to flatter your silhouette, making it a go-to piece of the summer season.


Tunics have been around for literal ages. This timeless fashion staple actually started as a non-binary piece back in the Ancient Roman times. During this BC era, people would wear tunics for everything: formal occasions to casual settings alike would be flooded in tunics with colorful patterns and dazzling embellishments.


Let’s fast-forward to a few centuries later: the tunic style has now taken on a completely different definition from its ancestors. This top became a staple to women’s casual style for it’s loose, breathable style and variety of patterns. But, like most of our favorite fashion items, this top got a bohemian makeover during the Summer of Love era during the 1960s. Woodstock-goers and hippies all around the world wore indigenous-patterned tunics to fit into their casual, low-key lifestyle.


This air still lingers on the modern styling of the contemporary tunics we know and love today. While we all hit the snooze button on these tops during the 80s, tunics came back in full force during the 1990s surfer-chic counterculture. SoCal girls and beach bums would hang out along the coast and hang beachside in their cool tunics. This styling revived the tunic’s care-free attitude, making it one of the most sought-after pieces during this time.


Currently, there are tons of tunic stylings available to fit into any women’s wardrobe. From intricate paisleys to simple colors, tunics can be customized to fit into your daily style effortlessly. And, they work perfectly with your favorite pair of leggings. The loose fit of a long tunic tops gives some relaxed body to your tight, figure-hugging leggings, allowing you to stay cool and comfortable while still slaying the summer style game.


So, in need of some new styles of tunic tops? Have no fear, because we’re here to help. These modern eclectic stylings are the top long tunic picks of the fall, and they’ll pair perfectly with your favorite bottom pieces. As the great Tyra Banks would say, these tunic tops are next level fierce, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on them. Whether you’re staying tranquil or stepping into the office for the day, these tunic tops are your best fit.


Before you look on, here’s a quick disclaimer: these aren’t your average everyday tunics. Rather, these styles are great for stepping at the forefront of the fashion game, so minimalists beware. If you’re in need of some tunic tops that go beyond your average stylings, then you’ve come to the right place. Check out the best tunic tops that we’re wearing this autumn to stay warm in the chilly weather.


Need a casual styling upgrade? Then check out these top-rated tunic tops.


Flannel Season



Main Street Boyfriend Plaid Stretch Cotton Tunic, Size Small - Blue



If there’s one item in every single person’s closet during the fall season, it’s flannel. But, your favorite comfy flannels don’t have to be reserved just for pumpkin picking or PSL breaks. You can easily turn this casual plaid item into an office-approved essential with this flannel tunic from Sanctuary. The extra long length paired with the ultra-luxurious soft material gives this flannel a more sophisticated touch, but still stays casual through the brown color palette and button-up sleeves. Pair this tunic with your favorite monotone leggings, preferably a mustard yellow or burnt orange tone to stay on par with the fall aesthetic.


Retro Babe



Amine Tunic



This fall, we’re expecting the 1970’s geometric vibe to make a major comeback. Vibrant shapes and patterns that transform your outfit into a Picasso-esque masterpiece is the vibe of the season, but we know that we need to tone down the color during some sophisticated events. That’s when we cue in this geo-filled tunic top from CATHERINE MALANDRINO. This fun top stays minimal in its black and white tones, but has a unique life of its own through its boho-urban fusion of patterns and squares. Stay on the color palette with black leggings, or try wearing a more colorful pair — like a deep purple or navy blue — to make this shirt pop.


Dusty Rose



Perfect Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic, Size Large - Red

$42 $27.9


Muted red hues reign supreme during the autumn, and this tunic from Nordstrom embraces this color palette head-on. The dusty rose shade is fitting for the fall, and matches all of our favorite mauve-toned lipsticks. The rolled sleeves and deep V-neck gives this top a casual feel, but the loose fit and long length create a modest look. The fusion of these clashing styles create an everyday top that can be worn at the office, or on an afternoon stroll around town. To create a styled outfit for the day, pair this top with black leggings and spruce it up by layering gold-toned necklaces to play with the deep V-neck cut.





Cuff Detail Tunic



Vertical lines are a simple way to keep the eyes busy, especially when they’re multicolored. It’s also a cool design nod to the 1960’s, a.k.a. one of the most important eras in fashion history. So, to live in the moments of yesteryear, we love slkipping into this tunic from Leith. The androgynous look and fit of this top create a perfect everyday vibe, and the contrasting earth-toned hues remind us of our favorite autumn gourds — becuase who wouldn’t want to represent their favorite pumpkins and winter squash? Wear this tnic with a pair of dark brown leggings to create a look to fall for.





Wide Seamed Tunic Tee



No matter what season it may be, we all need a black tunic top. This ultra-comfy pick from Bobeau is our top pick for it’s simplicity that stays chic all year long. The loose fit of this top gives your outfits a relaxed vibe, but still stays proper enough to wear to more sophisticated events — it all depends on how you style this versatile number. You can easily pair this top with any of your faovrite leggings: wear it with black leggings to create a black-on-black look, or spice things up with some colorful options like burgundy, olive green, even neon pink if you’re daring.


Floral Fanatic



Clara Tunic



Florals… in the fall… groundbreaking! While floral patterns are usually reserved for the spring and summer, we’re tossing away the conventional ideaologies of fashion and tossing on our fiercest floral patterns. And of course we’re starting with this Free People tunic. This extra long top is striking in it’s design: the deep V-neck cut paired with a delicate floral pattern seamlessly ties sultriness with a bohemian vibe together. The tied belt at the midsection creates a more flattering fit, and the extra long length provides just enough coverage to give this top a more mature edge. Make this top the standout piece of your outfit by pairing it with simple black leggings.


Coming Up Roses



Ribbed Tunic Top, Size One Size - Pink



A pink rose tone is such a femme color to add to a usually dark-toned fall wardrobe. To add a pop of color to your usually black and grey autumn outfits, reach for this tunic from Michael Stars. The ribbed knit creates a slightly more fitted style that’s not usually found in tunics, and the drapey side-vent hem adds a bit of whimsy to your fall attire.


The Switch-Up



Knit & Lace Tunic

$150 $100.5


This Ming Wang piece is all you need to give your tunic collection an upgrade. Seamlessly fusing together juxtaposing black lace with white knit textures, this tunic has a bold and modern look that we’re dying to slip into.


The Cold Shoulder



Madison Brushed Convertible Swing Tunic Top, Size Small - Blue



A cold shoulder top is a basic necessity for the fall season, and your first open-shoulder pick should be this tunic from Michael Stars. The loose body creates a relaxed and cozy feel, and the open shoulders tie this number together to create a breathable, breezy style. Plus, there are thumb holes so you can live out your inner alt-kid nostalgia.


Color Blocked



Two By Vince Camuto Mixed Media Jewel Neck Tunic, Size X-Small - Blue



Color-blocking has undeniably been one of the hottest trends of the season, which is why we’re enamored by this Vince Camuto tunic top. It has a more subtle hint on the hit design, meshing light and dark blues harmoniously together. In another play on subtlety, the tunic also has a faint hi-low hem cut, creating a simple piece with a touch of modern originality.

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