Tunic layering 101

3.1 Phillip Lim tunic / Organic by John Patrick short and long slips / Aquazzura sandals / Yellow clutch similar here, here, and here. 

Wardrobe courtesy of Tootsies

Shot by Traci Ling

Let's start from the top: a tunic is a great way to start, but let's take the long top and layer it in a way that's less 'I'm heading to bikram' and more like you're floating in wrapped muslin to a Sudanese market. Try a wide pant, for instance or in this case layered slips underneath your tunic to transform it into a dress. These slips that are available at different lengths and colors can turn anything into a silk cascading coverage of all kinds, from barely-butt-covered to ankle-graze, thus a great foundation block. Feel free to add a chunky cropped sweater or long blazer for warmth.  Next, throw on a long necklace for some adornment or gold cuffs on each wrist for adornment. Now we can wrap up our outfit with a sandal of choice, which I recommend the lace up to the knee variety, as we dress like the goddess we are.