You guys, I love this Free People tunic. I’ve purchased a number of tunics by Free People before (they really do make the best ones), but this one has to be my all-time favorite. It can easily be dressed up or down, and styled in a bunch of different ways for whatever your holiday celebrations look like this year. From casual get-togethers to fancy holiday parties (OK, about as fancy as my holiday parties get, at least), this tunic works for all of it.
3 Ways To Wear The Free People Ottoman Slouchy Tunic This Season (+ Makeup Looks)
The fit of this tunic is slouchy, but not sloppy. The sleeves are fitted for a more tailored look, and the body skims nicely over curves (perfect for when I plan to eat lots of food!). The mock-neck neckline frames your face nicely without that Neck-Brace Feeling of some turtlenecks (you know, the kind you’re pulling away from your neck towards the end of the day). The fabric is mostly cotton so it can be worn year-round, but it’s thick enough to keep you warm in colder weather.
Here are three ways I’m styling it this season.
1. For Date Night: With Faux Leather Leggings + Ankle Boots
You guys may know I’ve worn my share of faux leather leggings, but the best part about this pair?? Pockets. I ordered them immediately after I read that part. Perfect for credit cards or cash, but my huge phone fits in there as well. They take a little effort to get on but are totally worth it!
And if you have more than a few credit cards to carry, this clutch is soooo good. I’m loving every single color this one comes in (11, to be exact), but I had to snag the black one first. That chain hardware is everything.
A note about sizing and color: there are a ton of colors to choose from and inventory changes quite a bit, so check back if your favorite is sold out! Here I’m wearing an xs in the tunic (Free People tends to run just a bit big) and a medium in the leggings. I’m typically a size 6/8 medium and went with the larger size on their size chart and they were perfect.
2. For Casual Get-Togethers: With High-Rise Flares
If you have any curves on your frame, you need these flares. The high rise is absolute perfection. They hold you in with just a hint of stretch and make your curves look amazing.
I didn’t want to wear the tunic out and cover up the high rise of the flares, but I also didn’t want to tuck a bunch of material into them either. So I tried out the trick of tucking the hemline up into my bra and omg…genius.
The shirt stayed put without adding bulk to the waistline of the pants (and they come up high enough that I wasn’t worried about any stomach flashing). I’m wearing a size 29 here…the 28s worked but were just a little too tight for my liking.
3. For Holiday Parties: With A Mini Dress, Over-The-Knee Boots + Tights
This is one of my favorite ways to wear a tunic. Adding over-the-knee boots and a mini dress leaves just a hint of skin peeking out so you can get a little sexy vibe without freezing. I always like to add tights (fleece-lined when it gets really cold!) but bare legs work just as well if your climate is warmer than mine!
And since this is one of my favorite ways to style a tunic, I’m so happy I found this insanely comfortable insanely comfortable slip dress to wear under all of them. I tried both the small and medium and loved them so much I’m keeping both. The small is shorter and tighter and goes perfectly with tunics (like here) while the medium is longer and is perfect to wear as a base layer under a tighter sweater dress. It adds a little bit of warmth and smoothing and is oh-so-comfortable!
A fancy clutch helps to pull it all together. Mine is currently sold out (check back, though — it always comes back!), but this one is similar and ahhhh-mazing!
Matching Makeup Looks For The Free People Ottoman Slouchy Tunic
One of my favorite tricks to make an outfit more festive is to really play up the eyes with liners or shadows in a matching colors. I’m wearing green shadows here with the tunic in aged pine (you can get the same effect by using this palette, or you can try this liner in green lights if you want to start with something a little easier.)
In general, neutral sweaters (black, white, ivory, gray) always look good with a dramatic smokey eye in greens, blues or blacks. But if you are considering one of the pretty, dramatic colors of the Free People tunic (I especially like the teal or purple), then I have a few other ideas…
For a bit of drama, try the electric teal tunic with MAC’s eyeshadow in storm watch. Use it as a liner or smoke it out for more intense look.
And that gorgeous purple color (glowing grape) would look fantastic with Stila’s Liquid Eyeshadow in Plum On. Stila’s liquid shadows are some of my favorite, easy-to-use, stay-on-all-day shadows.
ps. Cam also has this sweater and loves it. The bright red looks SO good on her! (Ooh, and in this case this bright lip would be perfect!)
A huge thank you to Nordstrom & ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post! Nordstrom is my favorite place for all things holiday and I had so much fun styling these outfits! Amy, so much fun to work with you – especially on this one! And readers, thank you so very much for your continued support. It does not go unnoticed and is so appreciated!