Ruffles & Truffles

Black Tunic and Boots

Mixing shades of black: do you do it?

black tunic and scarf outfit

Sometimes it can be a tricky task: do your black pants have to be the same shade as your shirt? I’ll be honest: I don’t think I really know the answer to that question. I just know that I very much enjoy wearing black on black on occasion, and this is one of those days. Black can be a perfect blank slate to brighten up with the addition of a properly placed accessory…like this scarf. I never would have thought this clearance purchase from Target a few years ago would get so much wear over time. Again and again I find uses for it in my wardrobe.

black tunic and scarf outfit

And here’s a question for you: how do you like to tie your scarves? I know there are about 1,000+ different ways to tie them, twist them, and shape them around your neck, but I seem to be stuck in a rut. I do the classic pass through loop style, and then I switch it up sometimes as I did today with a simple knot. Perhaps I need to start watching some tutorial videos on YouTube? Any you’d like to suggest? I need to start some research.

black tunic and scarf outfit

Oh, and if this tunic dress looks familiar, that’s because you’ve also seen it before! I styled it as a date night dress a few weeks back, but I also knew it would be perfect paired with leggings (and today: boots) for a casual everyday look. I think it turned out pretty well in the end! Hooray, versatility!

black tunic and scarf outfit

Tunic dress: Cynthia Rowley, c/o Marshalls (similar at GAP) // Leggings: purchased at Marshalls (similar at LOFT) // Floral scarf: Target (previous season, similar at JCPenney) // Boots: Sam Edelman Naharra (previous season, similar by Steve Madden) // Handbag: Urban Expressions (similar on Zappos)

Here’s a side by side look of the tunic dress…two ways! Get the details on the date night dress style HERE.

tunic dress two ways

Linking up with Mix It Monday today!

***Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

9 Comments on Black Tunic and Boots

  1. Lauren
    January 13, 2014 at 9:19 am (3 months ago)

    This tunic dress is such a great, versatile piece! I’m loving both ways you styled it! I fall into the same rut with my scarves as well – I typically only wear them one or two different ways. I need to do some research as well and mix it up!!

    • Katie
      January 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm (3 months ago)

      I really must get to watching all of the video tutorials I see online! Must…tie…scarf…better!

  2. Amanda Elizabeth
    January 13, 2014 at 10:03 am (3 months ago)

    Love those boots! Finally it is cold enough to pull out our fun clothes in Florida!

    • Katie
      January 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm (3 months ago)

      We’ve definitely been waiting for this time! And of course, now I’m freezing…

  3. Katie
    January 13, 2014 at 10:33 am (3 months ago)

    i love that! love it dressed up and casual! and i want that scarf!

  4. Sage Grayson
    January 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm (3 months ago)

    I hope not! My black clothes never seem to exactly match each other. You look fabulous! :)

  5. Laura
    January 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm (3 months ago)

    What a great dress and I absolutely adore your scarf!

  6. Rachelle
    January 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm (3 months ago)

    Love the pop of color with this gorgeous scarf. Classy outfit.


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