Burgundy Tunic + Grey Jeans Outfit

Hey guys, happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Thanks for all the comments on my whiny post yesterday. You guys are amazing. I feel like I’m turning the corner (yay!) and starting to feel more like myself.

A few of you asked for some different ways to wear grey jeans so this is the first of several grey jeans outfits I’m going to style over the next few weeks.

Grey Jeans Outfit with Burgundy Tunic and Rag & Bone Margot Booties

This tunic is nice because it can be dressy or casual. It would pair well with black ponte pants and loafers for work wear, but it’s also fun with jeans and booties for a weekend look.

Burgundy and grey compliment each other beautifully so you can pretty much recreate this look with any burgundy top, grey jeans, and black booties.

(And yes, this sweater is burgundy. For some reason it photographed plum. I have no clue why. I couldn’t change it Lightroom, which makes me cranky, but it is what it is. That being said, plum and grey are beautiful together as well, so either works!)

As far as this tunic is concerned, if you’re in the market for one, this is really nice quality. It’s a very soft, fine-gauge knit, and the side slits are a nice touch. Plus I’m always a sucker for a good cowl neck top.

For size reference, this sweater runs large; I have the small and it’s plenty big on me. It also comes in 5 or 6 colors, but the burgundy is my favorite. It’s just such a rich, gorgeous color for fall and winter. In fact, I have to be careful or I will buy too much of this color.

I’ve had questions about skinny jeans and ankle boots and when to cuff and when not to cuff, etc. This outfit is a good example of when I prefer NOT to cuff my jeans. They’re an ankle length style (the inseam is 28″) and the boots have a lower shaft so they work together without needing a cuff.

Cuffing them shortens the line of the leg, and the longer length of the tunic has already created a shorter leg line so I didn’t want to do that. Plus with these particular jeans, cuffing creates the appearance of a wider leg opening, which isn’t flattering either. When I just let them fall into the top of the bootie, they actually make my ankles look slimmer than if I cuffed them to show some skin.

There are no real “rules” when it comes to when to cuff and when not to cuff; you really have to look at each outfit and see what works best because there are so many factors to consider and every pair of jeans and ankle boots work together differently. Just realize that when you do cuff, you will shorten the line of the leg to some extent, so be careful to keep your overall proportions in balance with other aspects of the outfit.

I’m definitely seeing less cuffing these days and more girls letting the jeans just fall into the top of the bootie.

I thought these earrings were fun with this top, but they’re long gone so I don’t have a link. I also love the black tortoise sunnies with the grey and burgundy color scheme.

I ordered this wrap bracelet at a Stella & Dot party I attended a few weeks ago, and it just came in this weekend. This wrap style is always fun and the combination of leather straps and beaded chains is modern and just a little bit edgy.

My black satchel is the perfect compliment to this casual outfit. I like how the silver hardware coordinates with my bracelet and the grey jeans.

You don’t have to match your bag and your shoes, but in this case it works nicely with the rest of the outfit. I didn’t want to introduce another shade of grey, and I suppose a pop of color could be fun, but I’m pretty plain Jane so I kept it simple with a black bag and black booties.

My only issue with this outfit is that the proportions are a little off. Wearing grey jeans and black booties with the long tunic chop up my leg and make them look a little stumpy. A shorter burgundy (or plum) sweater would work better, or wearing black jeans with the black booties and this tunic would be another option. This is fine the way it is, but it could probably be better with one of those two options.

Also, these jeans are old and I can’t find anything quite like them. I’d actually like to get a pair of grey jeans without distressing, but I haven’t made that a priority since I have these.

Okay well I’ve certainly rambled on long enough! We took so many pictures of this outfit, I had a hard time narrowing them down. I may have gone a little overboard!

tunic // grey jeans // booties (I got mine on a major sale; less expensive option here) // bag // bracelet

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  1. Thanks for this post! I’m not sure if I asked for help with grey jeans or if I meant to, but I also have this tunic from last year that I never wore. I realized (after I took the tags off, of course) I should’ve gotten petite. I’m planning to wear it anyway this year, though, so this is a great outfit idea. I love it with the grey and black but would’ve never thought to try this.

  2. Weird. The jeans look blue to me on my screen in most of the pics. I don’t have grey jeans anyway but do have a blue wash similar to what shows on the screen. I appreciate the advice on ankle length jeans and booties.

  3. Love this outfit, and you look amazing. I’m glad you’re doing gray because I get stuck on what to do with mine…especially the shoe color. Mine are a really dark gray. Looking forward to seeing the upcoming gray posts. 

  4. I love pieces like this sweater that can be dressed up or down. I love versatility in my wardrobe! The jeans on my screen look blue and the sweater does look plum, like you said. But, I can totally picture this outfit in burgundy and gray ????

  5. Love these colors! Burgundy is an easy color to buy a lot of 🙂 

    I have the grey wit and wisdom jeans you linked and love them!! 

    1. I also have the grey wit and wisdom jeans you linked to!  Love Wit and Wisdom – they always fit perfectly and the price point is great as well. 

  6. Hi! I personally don’t think you looked chopped off with this tunic. Looking at the front and side view, your legs look long and lean! I think the side slits and the heel height of the booties work very well visually, but tall boots would definitely do this outfit a disservice. I’m still on the hunt for some good gray jeans!

  7. This outfit is SO me! I love how the jeans look like jeans. Most gray ones I look at look like dressier pants vs. jeans. *checking to see if I still have birthday money*

  8. I bought a wonderful pair of grey jeggings at Talbots. They are the most comfortable pair of jeans that I own. I don’t do distressing, so these have none. I love burgundy and grey together, also. 

  9. I don’t think you look chopped up.  I agree with some of the others that the tunic being slit on the sides helps lengthen your legs.  For an economical priced grey jeans, I highly recommend Gloria Vanderbilt.  I recall that you prefer zipper and button waisted jeans, but the Avery pull on of hers, are super soft and feel like you have on leggings, for those of us that don’t always like the zipper, etc.
    We have 3” of rain in our gauge thus far.  I hope it’s on it’s way out.
    Be blessed!

  10. The colors are off on my screen also. The jeans look blue and the sweater plum. But plum is definitely your color! I love wearing grey jeans – I have some AG’s that are amazing and some granite colored DL’s that I live in in the fall/winter. I would have loved to see you picture this sweater slightly off the shoulder – is it big enough around the neck to wear that way?? Yay for sweater weather!!

    1. It is big enough to wear that way, and I played with it, but since I did the other off the shoulder sweater last week, I decided to wear it as a cowl. It’s nice b/c it is versatile!

  11. It’s 101 degrees here today in Southern California. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter. My students were soooo “off” and had trouble doing any work. Ugh! ????
    I can’t remember such a HOT October! 

    Glad you are feeling better and that you’re turning a corner with the pain. My 21 year old son needs to have his wisdom teeth removed this December & wants to put it off. I’m going to use you as a reason to get it over with now. ???? 

    1. It’s 71 at 7am and I’m like WHAAAT? It’s also rainy and windy. There’s a big front coming thru and it’s supposed to cool down after this. I hate being cold, but I think I’m ready.

  12. I love this outfit! I ordered a tan tunic from Loft but haven’t tried it yet, now I want the burgundy but petite in my size is sold out. I’m going to check my local store to see how the regular size runs in length (hopefully not coming to my knees lol, being 5’ tall is not fun sometimes!)

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