10 Reasons To Try The Tunic Trend This Fall/Winter

When I think of a tunic, I think of my mother and aunts, who happen to have been rocking this trend for as long as I can remember. But it shouldn't have an age restriction — this fall and winter, take a tip from my mama and try the tunic trend. Trust me, you'll fall (no pun intended) in love with the easy breezy feel. Bonus points? They're pretty effing chic when styled correctly.

Now you may have been strutting your stuff in a tunic all summer long, but why not transition to fall and winter seamlessly by throwing a pair of leggings or jeans underneath them? Kudos for pairing them with raw hemmed denim or with one of spring/summer 2015's biggest trends, culottes. I love the look of unexpected silhouettes paired together, and this pairing does just that!

Here's a little secret: Wearing a tunic is kind of like wearing pajamas all day. I won't lie, I've worn a sleeping dress as a tunic before. Add some lace biker shorts and some stylish shoes, and it was basically the most comfortable outfit I've ever worn. Rather than suffering through wearing a tight top, why not let your girls roam free in a breezy tunic? Trust me, they'll thank you. There's about a million different reasons to love them.

The tunic-over-pants thing is kind of like a take on the disastrous skirt-over-flared-jeans trend, but with a stylish update. So without further ado, here's why you should ditch your waist-length tops this fall and winter, and go for the longer, sleeker alternative: tunics.

1. Because You'll Look Like An Angel

Studio Nicholson Robinson Oversized Wool-Voile Tunic, $330, Net-A-Porter

How's it hanging, ethereal beauty? Pair this amazing tunic with a black ankle boot and hat for the fall, or throw on a pair of black skinnies for the dead of winter. Either way, this look is chic heaven.

2. They're The New Sweater Must-Have

Madewell Sleeveless Tunic Sweater, $72, Madewell

I mean...this is perfection. With a button up underneath, this tunic sweater would look amazing underneath a pair of overalls.

3. You Can Go Pants-less!

Lane Bryant Plus Size Asymmetric Mesh Tunic, $50, Lane Bryant

OK — so I'm not suggesting you ditch pants entirely, I just mean you can opt for a pair of leggings with a tunic, and feel the joy of a pants-free day.

4. You Can Be A Boho Goddess In It

Anthropologie Perle Linen Tunic, $58, Anthropologie

With a silk scarf and hat like this, you'll feel summer vibes all autumn long.

5. ...Or, Be A Badass

Truly Madly Deeply Square Neck Tunic Top, $44, Urban Outfitters

This. This is the look I'm talking about. Plus, love that neckline! Add a chunky cropped knit, and you're all set for winter.

6. The Slits Add An Insanely Sexy Touch

ASOS CURVE Tunic With Split Sides In Mono Print, $62, ASOS

A simple detail that makes the world of difference.

7. It Even Looks Good In Plaid

Eileen Fisher Buffalo Check Print Silk Tunic, $238, Saks Fifth Avenue

Now picture doubling this tunic as a vest, and wearing with a crisp white button up underneath. Gorgeous.

8. They're Super Easy To Throw On

ASOS Daisy Street V Neck Tunic With Side Splits $24, ASOS

Over a pair of white shorts and it already looks so put together.

9. It's Perfect For The Layered Look

Torrid Double Layer Tunic Tank Top, $46, Torrid

Should I mention the layered look one more time? But seriously, this tunic slays it.

10. They Elevate The Downtown Cool Look Even More

Old Navy Women's Plus Tunic Tee, $22, Old Navy

Wear this tunic to brunch, shopping, or to a rad concert — either way, you'll be the coolest gal out there.

Images: Net-A-Porter, Madewell, Lane Bryant, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, ASOS, Saks Fifth Avenue, Torrid, Old Navy