If all you are thinking of this summer is bringing out your shorts and sun dresses, then you really haven’t been hangin’ with the ‘it’ girls. All these girls are stocking up on is the ultimate summer staple: the tunic. No, not the printed monstrosity middle-aged aunties wear over their stretchy churidaars. This season, the tunic has an edgy, bohemian twist and we got Delna Nallaseth, Lead Stylist, House of Anita Dongre to tell us how to put it on rotation this summer.

“Tunics are breezy and free flowing and the best part is they allow your skin to breathe. The style is easy to wear, imbues modernity and is equally chic and perfect for summer travel. From button-down tunics to shift tunics, it’s the most versatile summer wardrobe staple you can own.”

Trend tips from the stylist

• Look for those bohemian touches like tassel and lace detailing, vibrant prints and draw-string necklines when shopping for tunics this summer.

• Feel free to try an anti-fit style or a belted tunic to add definition and shape to the overall look, depending on your body type.

• Put high-low hemlines as well as asymmetrical styles on your shopping list to keep the look fluid this season.

Four chic summer looks



Throw on an easy-breezy tunic over a pair of unhemmed denims, palazzos or culottes. Casual day look on point.



You could also team a button-down tunic with jeggings or jeans and a comfy pair of sandals.


Wear it as a dress with a pair of white sneakers for that sporty twist or even with gladiator sandals.
If you choose a sleek long length tunic, give it a belt for an added edge.



Switch out the bottoms, with a pair of denim shorts to completely change up the look of the outfit.