Ethnic Inspiration

Posted on October 24 2014

We love pieces that are ethnically inspired. We love their luxe fabrics, prints, detailed beadwork and rich colors as well as the way they make us stand out when we wear them.  Although we wish we could spend all of our free time exploring the worlds' markets we sometimes have to settle with a shopping trip to get these pieces.

Tunics and other embroidered or beaded tops are such versatile pieces! They can be worn casually with jeans and flats, or paired with skinny pants and heels for a dressier look. These pieces not only look luxe, but you kinda feel like you just hopped off a plane from somewhere exotic.

If you can’t make it to Marrakech this weekend, you can find these pieces all the time at Anthropologie and Calypso St. Barth (see earlier blog post on this Brand Crush), but rarely do they come in plus sizes or even XLs. Because tunics are flowy in nature, us plus size women can sometimes wear a large or x-large. Pictured below is one of our favorites from Tolani. This brand, however, makes great options in plus sizes! many are available at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. We also like the brand, Johnny Was, who has a lot of good boho-chic plus size options.  

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We recommend pairing this tunic with a dark solid straight jean, and a pair of black heeled booties. Accessorize with gold bracelets and studs, but leave off a necklace and large earrings as the neckline and print should be the focus.  It would also look super chic with boyfriend jeans, ballet flats and a top knot. 

Below are some other gorgeous tunics from Calypso St. Barth for inspiration. They come in size large so they may work for some... Whichever way you decide to wear this trend, you’ll stand out in a good way because of the colors, beading and luxe fabrics.
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