Key Piece: The Silky Chambray Tunic


Although fashion has been heading in a more slouchy, relaxed direction for a while now, we’re really seeing it hit Centre stores in a big way for spring. The staying power of the trend has us reaching for our favourite drapey pieces again and again. Not quite a shirt, not quite a dress – the tunic is shaping up to be one of the most versatile layering pieces of the season. We love this Gap tunic because of the soft, silky fabric (Tencel!), chic collarless style, and neutral chambray colour (just like denim, it really does go with everything!).

Here are two ways we’ll be styling this fresh new piece:

Saturday afternoon @1:00pm for hosting your best friend’s baby shower: When running around arranging flowers, passing out appetizers, and organizing bump size guessing games are on the agenda, we want pretty AND comfy. Because this tunic is made with a thinner fabric, it layers beautifully under the boxier, more cropped tops and sweaters we’re also seeing this season (the floral really pops on this one!). Creamy winter-white denim is elegant, layered gold jewellery adds femininity, and platform pumps in a chic grey suede pull it all together. Hostess duties never looked so good!

Saturday evening @8:00pm for the WAG’s Dali exhibit and a late dinner: You know those weekends that seem to have your schedule filled with back-to-back events? How great to be able to swap out parts of your outfit with transitional pieces like the tunic, that can do double duty! We were impressed with the chameleon-like quality of this one when we layered it over an incredibly fun party dress and glamorous faux fur topper. The casual vibe of the tunic brings the whole look down a notch to capture a more ‘relaxed glam’ appeal – perfect for going the distance during a fabulous night on the town.

Will you be checking out tunics this spring? How will you be wearing yours? If you share a pic on Instagram, don’t forget to let us in on it by tagging @stvitalcentre. We love following your style!

See something you can’t live without? Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks:

Look #1 (baby shower)
Floral sweater: Bootlegger, $54.50
Tunic: Gap, $64.95
Cream jeans: Bootlegger, $49.50
Grey suede heels: Browns Shoes (Michael Kors), $119.98
Gold chain necklace: Dynamite, $14.90
Bracelets: Le Chateau, $25
Black square ring: Le Chateau, $29.95
Pearl/diamond ring: Le Chateau, $18
Black tote bag: Boes (David Jones), $91

Look #2 (gallery exhibit)
Tunic: Gap, $64.95
Sequin dress: Le Chateau, $89.94
Faux fur coat: Le Chateau, $139.95
Black clutch: Boes, $60
Silver chain necklace: Dynamite, $16.90
Silver leaf earrings: Le Chateau, $12.95
X ring: Le Chateau, $15
Black and white ring: Le Chateau, $15
Gold ring: Le Chateau, $18 (set of 5)

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