Autumn Style: Long Tunics 3 Ways

Do you ever have one of those ‘it’s so me. I just have to have it moments’ ?

I do.

You might be surprised to hear though, that these epiphanies of mine, are not as often as you might think.

When the ‘must-have’ panic urge hits me, I never ever try on the item in question.

Honestly I don’t (I hate trying clothes on anyway).

Nope, I have no desire, because I already feel super confident.

All I need to do is look at the piece to instantly know if it will work on me or not, and of course decide on a size.

I must also add, that if I receive any negativity about the item I’m lusting after – I totally ignore it.

It’s like I don’t even hear it.

I just know.

One of these moments hit me on our week away at Burleigh. When we headed off to Robina for the day shopping.

Beckie really wanted to add a couple more corporate pieces to her arsenal and to be honest, Jonny and I were just tagging along.

Because I was in full-on holiday mode, I didn’t have my shopping head on at all – plus the fact, I had consumed a copious amounts of fabulous food/alcohol – squeezing my ample ass and thighs into anything remotely fabulous was not on the agenda!

I was just happy to offer advice to Beckie (she shopped up a storm in Zara by the way).

As she was paying for her goodies, I noticed one of the Zara girls at the till wearing MY top – yep, I’m talking about the epiphany one 😉

elbowed gently nudged Jonny ‘that girl looks fabulous in that top, don’t you think?’

Now I must tell you; for those of you that don’t know, poor Jonny has been hit with a severe case of double pneumonia. Even though he came shopping with us, he was just going through the motions, so I did forgive him for the initial lack of enthusiasm at my finger-pointing 😉

His lack of excitement recovered quickly though, his response was just what I needed to hear ‘I can see why you’ve noticed her, it’s very you’.

Well played Jonny!

Anyway, within a millisecond, my eyes started frantically darting around the shop trying to find my new love AKA the long knit.

The stars aligned for me though, because as we were making our way out of the store, it appeared as if by magic!

I asked Beckie her thoughts, and she didn’t like it.

This is the only time we are different.

When Beckie is shopping for herself, she only see’s what she needs.

And she needed corporate wear.

It’s also not a shape she would go for either (as she is a bit shorter than me).

Dresses and tunics with jeans.

Autumn Style: Long Tunic 3 Ways

Split Side Longline Tunic Knit (purchased from Zara Robina) not showing online | See Heritage Jeans | The Muse Shootie $299 Mimco

Autumn Style: Tunic 3 Ways

Longline Split Back Tee $34.95 Zara (current stock, try your local store as not showing on website) I’m Wearing M | Seed Heritage Jeans | Beat Sling Back Boot $349 Mimco

 

When we arrived home from Burleigh, the first stop was to empty the P O Box (just so you know, Two Corporate Girls are getting more parcels than me).

One of my parcels was from the girls at Adrift (see special offer code below).

(I featured this fabulous jumpsuit from Adrift in a previous post).

As soon as I opened the package a blog post came straight to mind.

Longline tunics and top are big for A/W 16.

Style tip

Consider adding a shirt/shift style dress over your favourite jeans.

Autumn Style Long Tunics Three Ways

 

 

Surafina Portofino Shift Dress in Camel* $79.00 from Adrift (wearing 12 but could easily have gone for the 10) | Hayley Necklace *$44 Feather & Oak

** See side-show below for full length pics**

The mere fact that this is a dress that can be worn also as a tunic – makes it a winner in my book.

Double duty items that earn their keep are the perfect pieces to cling on to.

The fabric is lightweight enough to be worn on a baking hot day.

When the mercury drops add your favourite ankle boots, scarf and leather jacket.

It’s a winner…head to Adrift and use the code BEV20 for a 20% discount at checkout.

All three looks are classic, flexible and completely understated.

Think minimalist with a twist.

Length depending; if you choose wisely, it’s also something most people can pull off.

The key to making this look work for Autumn is all in the colour palette.

Neutrals that offer me choice and elegance are my preference.

Think camel, grey, black, white, denim and blush…of course a touch of leopard is always thrown in the mix.

You can add so much texture to a neutral outfit by adding the right accessories.

Tassels, animal skin in warm rich tones.

Boots, scarves and jewellery are what I reach for.

And of course a killer pair of heels or boots – but you knew that anyway, right?

I believe my epiphany was all down to knowing my style personality.

Yes. I believe we all have one, and that what makes us unique and individual.

 

Just if you can’t get to a local Zara store (the only ones I have visited are in Brisbane and Robina) I’ve sourced similar tops online for you

ASOS  Tall Longline Top in Babyrib with Split Front $53.00

ASOS ADPT High Low Tunic Top $95

 

Are you a long tunic kinda girl? Will you be embracing this A/W trend?

Items marked * have been gifted to me for editoral consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.

Bev,

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  • Maggie Obst

    Hi Bev, absolutely love the look on you and the black has a wonderful split in the back. Love the look but as I’m a short person maybe to leave Ng on me. But gorgeous girl the look over white is fab. I don’t have Zara down here! Hope you dear Johnny is feeling better!💞💞

    • Maggie isn’t the split at the back an unexpected extra…as soon as I saw it, it had to be mine!
      Thank you so much for making the time to ask about Jonny, he is feeling so much better now – I don’t think I have ever seen him this poorly though (thankfully he is never ever ill – so it really did shock me). Back on the road to recovery now though, thanks again for the love xxx

  • merilyn

    they all look great on you bev!
    we love zara too! … quality without breaking the bank!
    always a winner for me!
    enjoy! love m:)X

    • You are so right M! Bang on trend, super stylish, great quality and the right price!
      I’m all over it 😉
      Have a lovely weekend gorgeous girl xxx

  • I am ALL about neutrals this AW and am currently stocking up on all things caramel and grey! LOVE that black tee from Zara, I feel the need for a trip into Perth city now.x

    • Get it Vicki – it will look all kinds of wonderful on you – cheap as chips too! Neutrals are always a winner, you just can’t go wrong with them. Been meaning to ask you, are you still at Crossroads? xx

  • I have to have that tee in my wardrobe I’m completely obsessed – it would probably touch the floor but I’m willing to give it a try. Maybe the tunic from Surafine would work better, I have been eyeing it off for ages but worried it would swamp me – but its perfect with our white jeans 😜

    • Karen it is amazing, so glad you love it too – and just $34.95!!!!!
      The tunic from Surafina is really flexible (if you do get it though, buy it from Adrift for the 20% off – they are keeping the code open for me). Get the smallest size available, as I could easily have worn the Small. Oh and did you know Seed have done another run of our ripped knee jeans? I’m thinking of getting a second pair as I’m worried I’ll wear mine out, I have them on that often xxx

  • You look lovely in the long tunics! 🙂 Not a look for my short self, but something I’ve certainly being admiring on all the american bloggers as they layer in their cooler weather 🙂

    • Thanks so much Mica. I’m loving this trend for A/W16
      Karen @styleloving2 really rocks the long tunic/duster length on her small frame, I think the key is to make sure its quite fitted and not billowing. xx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I love these on you gorgeous Bev,my favourite is the camel I think 💕💕you are so lucky you are tall!
    I do love a tunic but usually have to wear them as dresses as I’m too short to pull off that tunic over jeans look, I do hope Jonny is getting better babe at least he still knows what suits you even when horribly sick 😘😘

    • Thanks so much my beautiful friend xx
      Have you seen Karen @styleloving2 wearing her long pale blue duster coat on IG? I was surprised how well her small frame suited the look – maybe a lightweight duster coat or an open shirt dress would work for you too!
      Thank you for thinking of Jonny he is finally over the worst of the pneumonia, I have never seen him this ill before Lisa, it frightened the life out of me xxx

  • Petra

    Poor Jonny – having pneumonia is not nice! I like the black tunic dress, and I like how you’ve paired it with black booties – very nice for a Qld winter 🙂

    • Oh Petra he has been so poorly, but he has soldiered on without complaining (not sure I would have).
      This is my perfect colour palette, simply clean and minimalistic…I’m also a little bit in love with my booties xx

  • Yep, very well played by Jonny! You look incredible in this Bev and I love your style intuition. When a woman knows, she just knows!! Bron x

    • He is a start Bron!
      Thanks for the huge dose of love darling…I’m guessing you’re a woman who ‘just knows’ too! xx

  • I can definitely see myself adopting this A/W trend! I love these long tunics!

    • Oh Ingrid you and me both. I’m so happy that long tunics/tops are making a comeback, such a classic look xx