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The Transitional Hero Piece You Need Now

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Tunics as a trend have been present for a few seasons now, cropping up on street-style mavens including Yasmin Sewell and Miroslava Duma and gracing the Spring ’15 runways at The Row, Marni and Calvin Klein. But why? The appeal lies in the pieces’s versatility—a tunic does just as well in a boardroom as it does in a ballroom, managing to feel both retro (think ’60s shift dresses) and modern (think clean, sculptural lines). What’s more it looks best layered over pants, which officially makes it the ideal transitional piece in your wardrobe. Here, 3 ways to wear the trend now.

The tunic is a hybrid between a top and a dress with a hemline that hits mid-thigh.

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For Work

Take it to the office with a simple color palette and modern accessories.

Mila Sunglasses

$345

Jimmy Choo

Page Watch

$228

Coach

Layered Fringe Mules

$1,095

Proenza Schouler

Minnie Pant

$90

J.Crew

Striped Turtleneck Dress

$70

Zara

For The Weekend

Layer a sleeveless knit version over a white tee and finish with embroidered extras.

Cotton and Leather Clutch

$185

Grey Sleeveless Knitted Tunic

$70

River Island

Long Sleeve T

$145

T by Alexander Wang

Crop Looker Fray in Wicked Games

$196

Mother

Embroidered Flat

$128

J.Crew

For A Night Out

A plunging long-sleeve style is great for a chilly spring evening. Add more drama with shimmering pants and a luxe clutch.

Star Bronzer For Face and Body

$35

Lancome

Metal Trim Textured Croc Clutch

$30

Missguided

Suede Pump

$445

Elyse Walker Los Angeles

Glittery Pants

$40

H&M

Ryde T Silk Tunic Dress

$1,350

Acne Studios