Semi Formal White TunicHere’s the last tunic shirt outfit for the week. Today I’m doing the semi formal dress code (here are my casual, smart casual and creative business casual interpretations). I’d wear this type of outfit to a fancy restaurant, a show, a cocktail party, a dressy work event or day wedding.

This is a very plain, white tunic shirt so I really had to dress it up to make it look more formal. I belted the look for this dress code because tailoring puts a dressier spin on things.

True to my own style I piled on the pearls and used an off-white, studded, waist-cinching belt and oversized, floral, pearl cocktail ring. I rolled down the sleeves, buttoned them up, and turned back the cuff once to get the effect of a French cuff.

A sleek pencil skirt works well with a long belted top. The proportions of this outfit would have been more flattering with a slightly shorter skirt, but just over the knee skirts are trending so I’m back to giving that look a whirl. The addition of three inch heels helps to balance out the proportions though, so I’m happy with the result. Clutch and fun textured hose finish off the look.

Substitution of my items to work with your own style is the name of the game. Black cigarette pants with a dressy black belt and monochromatic accessories translates just as well, for example. But It’s important to go heavy and statement on the accessories in order to differentiate this look from a business casual outfit. By the same token, I could have substituted the skirt and hose for a pair of dark wash jeans for a great smart casual outfit. Fashion is so much fun.

So which was your favourite of the four tunic shirt outfits this week?