Normally the concept of a tunic dress on its own isn’t necessarily enough to make my shopaholic tendencies awaken and go haywire, but when it comes to building out my collection of winter-to-spring-to-summer transitional wardrobe pieces, I’m beginning to think they’re my new go-to. After all, in this bizarre summery mid-February weather in San Francisco, it’s hard not to get excited for what seasonal style we have in store, but at the same time I want to shop with a practical mindset. I want things that can carry me through the summer, but that I can still wear now with a few mandatory weather-appropriate tweaks or add-ons like tights or leggings. Tunic dresses are great because they’re just short enough that you can afford to pair them with leggings, but not too short that they verge on indecent, so you can afford to show off those gams on their own when the weather permits. From pretty and floral and shirt-dress inspired to bohemian and beachy, depending on the style you can easily work them into your early spring wardrobe by experimenting with different shoes or boots, leggings, and a cute jacket.
- Alex Gambardella