I was hurrying to meet my friend for drinks one evening while in the Garment District on a fabric run and I came across this Indian unisex tunic. I have no idea why I picked it up, it wasn't my typical style wheelhouse at all. But I was so drawn to it that, just like that, I bought it, raced home, put it on over my leggings and headed out. And that's definitely not like me at all, to just buy something and add it half-mindedly to my very particular Tiny Closet.
But something seemed special about it and I've had it ever since.
I originally wore it as a statement piece with the other parts of my outfit subdued and spotlighting the tunic. But on our way to the beach last week, it was a little chilly and I grabbed the tunic to wear over my cutoffs. What an awesome juxtaposition! It turned out looking so fun and unassuming. A pleasant change to the usual West Coast tee and cutoffs. An East meets West sort of deal. So much better than how I was traditionally wearing it before.
So even though this piece is made for much less rugged outings, it's so roomy and light that I like to wear it on long walks or hikes, to the beach or just with a pair of worn jeans. Just a kick-around top. Only, nicer to look at.