Tunic or Not Tunic

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I was wearing this shirt last weekend and a lady said “I just bought that same shirt! Isn’t it the cutest cover-up??” I was in denial that she was talking to me because I wasn’t wearing a swimsuit cover-up, I was wearing a tunic. I agreed how cute the top was and then ran to my phone to look up to see if this was a tunic or a cover up. Surely I wasn’t wearing swimwear out like a real top… turns out it’s actually a tunic cover-up. So techincally we are both correct. Well played, Old Navy, well played. 

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All that to say, I’m wearing swim gear today with heels. Things I never thought I’d say. 
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  1. this is really darling!

    ladies in navy

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  2. Rach says:

    Love this tunic! Makes the perfect ‘boyfriend’ fit shirt!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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  3. Lisa says:

    Lovely style! I like the tunic a lot πŸ™‚

    Lisa – AT LEAST BLOG

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  4. Really cool look πŸ™‚

    http://www.MyFantabulousWorld.com

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  5. Kaycee W. says:

    This outfit is just….YES.

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  6. Athena says:

    Love the stripes on your tunic…

    simplytheens.blogspot.com

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  7. Natali says:

    Very nice and laid back casual outfit! I like your shirt a lot!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  8. Haley Valerie says:

    Cute top!

    Have a great weekend!

    Haley
    haleyvalerie.com

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  9. Kristin DeSalle says:

    I have had this sitting in my online cart. I too would wear it as a top! Love how you wore it πŸ™‚

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  10. LOL! That is too funny!!

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  11. It’s the cutest top! Love the breezy colors

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  12. that IS a cute tunic cover up!
    i think i might need to grab one myself for our trip to st. maarten.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

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  13. Love that shirt! <3

    xo Jenny
    ❀ Tsangtastic.com

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  14. carol says:

    Kendi, kendi, kendi, you silly girl. What ever are you going to do with all those clothes you have. You are a born consumer.

    06.13.14 · Reply
  15. Kathleen M says:

    Bathing suit cover up for the short, cute tunic for the tall. πŸ™‚

    06.13.14 · Reply
  16. Rachel says:

    Love the tunic, simply gorgeous!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  17. This is a magnificent day look. I love the easiness of the tunic. Basically anything could be a swimsuit coverup! If it covers, it’s a coverup! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  18. Accademia di Moda says:

    We love how you turned a great structured tunic and created a cohesive outfit! The slightly distressed denim plays up the casual tons of your top and the structured bag a great wedge give it an elegant feel!

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  19. Sometimes who cares what it is if it looks good! Love the tunic on you!
    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  20. Kimberly says:

    Well, I love it! And growing up in Hawaii, people (including myself) would wear the oddest/greatest mixtures of swimwear and everyday clothing. It’s kind of my favorite style. πŸ™‚

    06.13.14 · Reply
  21. A Patel says:

    Your subj line cracked me up!! LOL. Another cute oufit by Kendi ftw! πŸ™‚

    06.13.14 · Reply
  22. Elizabeth Hawn says:
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  23. Shira says:

    This is so funny because literally a minute ago, I was reading a blog that was titled “Summer Coverup” and I see…. photos of my dress…or what I thought was a dress! Hahahaha I’m a little sad now because now I’m confused. πŸ™‚

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  24. hahaha awesome! it doesnt look like a cover up but it doesnt hurt anyone, right?

    Love the wash of the jeans!!

    Xo, Belen

    Androbel

    06.13.14 · Reply
  25. Nan P says:

    hahah what a funny little story. I always switch an item back and forth between a tunic and cover-up. That top is fabulous, I think I might need to head to Old Navy this weekend!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  26. Grace says:

    Love it! How great to have such a fun and versatile top! You’re rockin’ the blue, girl!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  27. Chalayn says:

    I really like those jeans. You look beautiful!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  28. Francisca says:

    I will never get tired of looking at the beautiful coloring on your photos. Love.

    xxoo
    ~ franciscamay.blogspot.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  29. Oh well I love that top tunic! Well now you know that it can do double duty for the pool.
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  30. That cuff is beautiful and I totally understand the tunic/blouse predicament. And honestly that could be a coverup, but a little short for tall girls like us, huh? Especially after a wash.

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

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  31. I love this story!!! I was in Target yesterday trying on a white tunic & the thought crossed my mind if it was wearable without my bathing suit underneath!! I am on the hunt for versatile pieces to bring to Europe this summer. 3 weeks in 1 suitcase that weighs no more than 50 pounds is a major challenge for me!

    Andrea
    http://stylishadventures-al.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  32. Abby says:

    Those aviators are totally Tammy Taylor, and I love it.
    I am short, so I experience tunic issues fairly often — sometimes shirts can easily be tunics or dresses on me. That said, swimwear or not, it’s a cute & versatile top.
    xx Abby a geek tragedy

    06.13.14 · Reply
  33. Rebecca says:

    That story made me laugh – but cover-up or not, you look so effortlessly classy and put together in this outfit!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  34. Sarah says:

    I just bought the same top too – I’m using it as a tunic, but now I might have to use it as a cover up as well!

    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  35. Nikki says:

    that top is gorgeous! love the colors!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  36. Ha too funny! It seems a little too short to be a swimsuit coverup anyway πŸ™‚

    Kristina does the Internets

    06.13.14 · Reply
  37. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this is really darling!

    ladies in navy

    06.13.14 · Reply
  38. Rach says:

    Love this tunic! Makes the perfect 'boyfriend' fit shirt!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  39. Kendi Lea says:

    very true!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  40. Lisa says:

    Lovely style! I like the tunic a lot πŸ™‚

    Lisa – AT LEAST BLOG

    06.13.14 · Reply
  41. Elisa Taviti says:

    Really cool look πŸ™‚

    http://www.MyFantabulousWorld.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  42. Kaycee W. says:

    This outfit is just….YES.

    06.13.14 · Reply
  43. Athena says:

    Love the stripes on your tunic…

    simplytheens.blogspot.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  44. Natali says:

    Very nice and laid back casual outfit! I like your shirt a lot!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  45. Courtney Parker says:

    Adore that top!

    Love&Clothing

    06.13.14 · Reply
  46. Haley Valerie says:

    Cute top!

    Have a great weekend!

    Haley
    haleyvalerie.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  47. Kristin DeSalle says:

    I have had this sitting in my online cart. I too would wear it as a top! Love how you wore it πŸ™‚

    06.13.14 · Reply
  48. LOL! That is too funny!!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  49. It's the cutest top! Love the breezy colors

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  50. that IS a cute tunic cover up!
    i think i might need to grab one myself for our trip to st. maarten.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  51. Love that shirt! <3

    xo Jenny
    ❀ Tsangtastic.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  52. Emma says:

    My first thought when seeing the first picture was, “Um, yes tunic!!” It’s too cute!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  53. carol says:

    Kendi, kendi, kendi, you silly girl. What ever are you going to do with all those clothes you have. You are a born consumer.

    06.13.14 · Reply
  54. KathleenND says:

    Bathing suit cover up for the short, cute tunic for the tall. πŸ™‚

    06.13.14 · Reply
  55. Rachel says:

    Love the tunic, simply gorgeous!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  56. This is a magnificent day look. I love the easiness of the tunic. Basically anything could be a swimsuit coverup! If it covers, it's a coverup! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

    06.13.14 · Reply
  57. Accademia di Moda says:

    We love how you turned a great structured tunic and created a cohesive outfit! The slightly distressed denim plays up the casual tons of your top and the structured bag a great wedge give it an elegant feel!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  58. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    Sometimes who cares what it is if it looks good! Love the tunic on you!
    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  59. Kimberly says:

    Well, I love it! And growing up in Hawaii, people (including myself) would wear the oddest/greatest mixtures of swimwear and everyday clothing. It's kind of my favorite style. πŸ™‚

    06.13.14 · Reply
  60. A Patel says:

    Your subj line cracked me up!! LOL. Another cute oufit by Kendi ftw! πŸ™‚

    06.13.14 · Reply
  61. Elizabeth Hawn says:
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  62. lavieenliz says:

    absolutely love this tunic

    http://hashtagliz.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  63. i think it looks super cute as a tunic! and super comfy!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  64. I also have this tunic and LOVE it. I’ve worn it to work with cropped dress pants and with cut offs over my bikini. Versatile!

    xo, Nina

    06.13.14 · Reply
  65. Shira says:

    This is so funny because literally a minute ago, I was reading a blog that was titled "Summer Coverup" and I see…. photos of my dress…or what I thought was a dress! Hahahaha I'm a little sad now because now I'm confused. πŸ™‚

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  66. Androbel says:

    hahaha awesome! it doesnt look like a cover up but it doesnt hurt anyone, right?

    Love the wash of the jeans!!

    Xo, Belen

    Androbel

    06.13.14 · Reply
  67. hahah what a funny little story. I always switch an item back and forth between a tunic and cover-up. That top is fabulous, I think I might need to head to Old Navy this weekend!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  68. Love it! How great to have such a fun and versatile top! You're rockin' the blue, girl!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  69. I really like those jeans. You look beautiful!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  70. Francisca says:

    I will never get tired of looking at the beautiful coloring on your photos. Love.

    xxoo
    ~ franciscamay.blogspot.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  71. Oh well I love that top tunic! Well now you know that it can do double duty for the pool.
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  72. That cuff is beautiful and I totally understand the tunic/blouse predicament. And honestly that could be a coverup, but a little short for tall girls like us, huh? Especially after a wash.

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

    06.13.14 · Reply
  73. Andrea Litsch says:

    I love this story!!! I was in Target yesterday trying on a white tunic & the thought crossed my mind if it was wearable without my bathing suit underneath!! I am on the hunt for versatile pieces to bring to Europe this summer. 3 weeks in 1 suitcase that weighs no more than 50 pounds is a major challenge for me!

    Andrea
    http://stylishadventures-al.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  74. Mica says:

    That is a lovely top! And it has 2 uses so practical really! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

    06.13.14 · Reply
  75. Abby says:

    Those aviators are totally Tammy Taylor, and I love it.
    I am short, so I experience tunic issues fairly often — sometimes shirts can easily be tunics or dresses on me. That said, swimwear or not, it's a cute & versatile top.
    xx Abby a geek tragedy

    06.13.14 · Reply
  76. Rebecca says:

    That story made me laugh – but cover-up or not, you look so effortlessly classy and put together in this outfit!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  77. Sarah says:

    I just bought the same top too – I'm using it as a tunic, but now I might have to use it as a cover up as well!

    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  78. nikki says:

    that top is gorgeous! love the colors!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  79. Ha too funny! It seems a little too short to be a swimsuit coverup anyway πŸ™‚

    Kristina does the Internets

    06.13.14 · Reply
  80. Anna D Kart says:

    I love your bag! Super stylish… You look great and I love that haircut on you

    Happy Medley

    06.13.14 · Reply
  81. Courtney Parker says:

    Adore that top!

    Love&Clothing

    06.13.14 · Reply
  82. Emma says:

    My first thought when seeing the first picture was, "Um, yes tunic!!" It's too cute!

    06.13.14 · Reply
  83. footnotes and finds says:

    i think it looks super cute as a tunic! and super comfy!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

    06.13.14 · Reply
  84. I also have this tunic and LOVE it. I've worn it to work with cropped dress pants and with cut offs over my bikini. Versatile!

    xo, Nina

    06.14.14 · Reply
  85. love the top, so fresh and crisp for summer!

    -xx Tay

    http://www.when-im-older.com

    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3729106

    06.14.14 · Reply
  86. Mica says:

    That is a lovely top! And it has 2 uses so practical really! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

    06.14.14 · Reply
  87. Anna D Kart says:

    I love your bag! Super stylish… You look great and I love that haircut on you

    Happy Medley

    06.14.14 · Reply
  88. whenimolder says:

    love the top, so fresh and crisp for summer!

    -xx Tay

    http://www.when-im-older.com

    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3729106

    06.14.14 · Reply
  89. Geraldine says:

    Beautiful tunic!!

    Xx,

    G

    http://www.prince-and-sullivan.com

    06.14.14 · Reply
  90. Melissa says:

    Did I miss your Europe packing post?? Dying to read it!

    06.14.14 · Reply
  91. LOL. I prefer the tunic paired with jeans than as a coverup!

    Cheresa
    http://www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

    06.14.14 · Reply
  92. Greta says:

    Looks like a tunic to me! Either way it looks great with heels

    Love, Greta

    flourish-blog.blogspot.com

    06.14.14 · Reply
  93. YVESPINK says:

    Totally in love the outfit pairing, lovely outfit
    http://yvespink.wordpress.com

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  94. Sarah H. says:

    Well when you really think about it, all clothes are cover-ups. I mean that’s why we wear them – because we have to cover up our nakedness. Just an extra reason that it’s OK for you to wear this.

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

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  95. Liz says:
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  96. Jackie says:

    So…here’s the thing. It looks WAAAAY better as a tunic top with jeans and heels than it does as a cover up on the ON website. Just sayin’.

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

    06.14.14 · Reply
  97. Geraldine says:

    Beautiful tunic!!

    Xx,

    G

    http://www.prince-and-sullivan.com

    06.14.14 · Reply
  98. Melissa says:

    Did I miss your Europe packing post?? Dying to read it!

    06.14.14 · Reply
  99. LOL. I prefer the tunic paired with jeans than as a coverup!

    Cheresa
    http://www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

    06.14.14 · Reply
  100. Greta Gale says:

    Looks like a tunic to me! Either way it looks great with heels

    Love, Greta

    flourish-blog.blogspot.com

    06.14.14 · Reply
  101. Yvespink says:

    Totally in love the outfit pairing, lovely outfit
    http://yvespink.wordpress.com

    06.14.14 · Reply
  102. Sarah H. says:

    Well when you really think about it, all clothes are cover-ups. I mean that's why we wear them – because we have to cover up our nakedness. Just an extra reason that it's OK for you to wear this.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

    06.14.14 · Reply
  103. But it does look like a top!:)))))) Nice mix for casual wearing!

    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

    06.14.14 · Reply
  104. Jackie says:

    So…here's the thing. It looks WAAAAY better as a tunic top with jeans and heels than it does as a cover up on the ON website. Just sayin'.

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

    06.14.14 · Reply
  105. KCO says:

    Oh, Kendi. From the title of this post to the very last line. You make me laugh.

    06.14.14 · Reply
  106. But it does look like a top!:)))))) Nice mix for casual wearing!

    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

    06.15.14 · Reply
  107. KCO says:

    Oh, Kendi. From the title of this post to the very last line. You make me laugh.

    06.15.14 · Reply
  108. Miss J. says:
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  109. haha! love this whenever it is tunic or cover up it looks amazing xx
    Nitabiti

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  110. Sara from Sweden says:

    I really love the outfit!

    /Sara from Sweden http://www.traningsgladje.se/en

    06.15.14 · Reply
  111. Miss J. says:
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  112. haha! love this whenever it is tunic or cover up it looks amazing xx
    Nitabiti

    06.15.14 · Reply
  113. Joules says:

    I’m a fan of the tunic! Great summer colors and slouchy fit.

    Style by Joules

    06.15.14 · Reply
  114. Sara from Sweden says:

    I really love the outfit!

    /Sara from Sweden http://www.traningsgladje.se/en

    06.15.14 · Reply
  115. Joules says:

    I'm a fan of the tunic! Great summer colors and slouchy fit.

    Style by Joules

    06.15.14 · Reply
  116. ilblogdelmarchese says:
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  117. Evi Driesen says:

    Hahaha, i adore the way you write! Nice outfit, and bonuspoints for the tunic because now you can wear it to the beach as well πŸ˜‰

    06.16.14 · Reply
  118. Jessica says:

    That’s such a cute tunic. (Cover up? Whatever!) Old Navy is really upping their game this summer.

    Bedknobs & Baubles

    06.16.14 · Reply
  119. Hahaha, i adore the way you write! Nice outfit, and bonuspoints for the tunic because now you can wear it to the beach as well πŸ˜‰

    06.16.14 · Reply
  120. Jessica says:

    That's such a cute tunic. (Cover up? Whatever!) Old Navy is really upping their game this summer.

    Bedknobs & Baubles

    06.16.14 · Reply
  121. Oh, how you made me laugh with this post! Tunic or cover up – you wear it well.

    06.18.14 · Reply
  122. Oh, how you made me laugh with this post! Tunic or cover up – you wear it well.

    06.18.14 · Reply
  123. It IS cute! At the beach or the store!

    06.18.14 · Reply
  124. It IS cute! At the beach or the store!

    06.19.14 · Reply
  125. Kristel says:

    Love. So simple and chic! I especially like the shoes.
    -Kristel
    PrettyPhilosophie.com

    06.20.14 · Reply
  126. Kristel says:

    Love. So simple and chic! I especially like the shoes.
    -Kristel
    PrettyPhilosophie.com

    06.20.14 · Reply
  127. Love those jeans – perfect fit!

    06.26.14 · Reply
  128. Love those jeans – perfect fit!

    06.26.14 · Reply
  129. Charlotte Hanley says:

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoy that ‘tunics’ are shirts on you too. Swimwear or not.

    06.27.14 · Reply
  130. Charlotte Hanley says:

    I can't tell you how much I enjoy that 'tunics' are shirts on you too. Swimwear or not.

    06.28.14 · Reply