This $20 Tunic Is the ‘Perfect Layering Tee,’ and You’ll Want to Wear It All Winter

Jayla Andrulonis

Somewhere between the holidays and the first signs of spring, there seems to be a vortex of time we slip into where reaching for your comfiest leggings and favorite sweater becomes a uniform of sorts. And while there’s certainly no shortage of options out there to keep you snug through the chilliest season, adding a stylish shirt goes a long way in upgrading a comfy outfit to a more ready-to-take-on-the-day level. 

And if one thing’s for sure, it’s that Amazon shoppers have this hack down to a science. It goes like this: Take one part comfy leggings (or your go-to jeans!), a great pair of boots, and a tunic-style shirt, and you have the recipe for a perfect everyday outfit sans fuss. If you’re looking to recreate this look for yourself, more than 1,100 shoppers have named SAMPEEL’s Twist Knot Tunic Top among their favorites — and you can shop it for less than $20. 

Designed with a super soft blend, the customer-favorite tunic offers just enough weight to keep you warm without feeling bulky. Its Amazon reviews are filled with customers raving about how the lightweight-yet-relaxed fit makes the shirt perfect for layering, too.

“Love this long sleeve tee! It’s perfect for layering with vests and scarves,” said one reviewer. “I definitely need to get more colors. It does run loose fitting, just like on the model.”

But if you ask anyone who’s added it to their closets, you’ll find that the SAMPEEL tunic’s standout feature is the knot detail on the hem, which puts a fun twist (no pun intended) on the classic wardrobe staple. Between the cozy fit and stylish design, it’s easy to see why so many shoppers have made it a go-to in their closets — whether they’re pairing it with leggings and sneakers for the gym or dressing it up with skinny jeans and ankle booties for a night out. 

“I absolutely love this shirt,” another reviewer wrote. “It’s perfect with skinny jeans and covers my butt enough to feel comfortable with leggings. I’ll definitely be buying more. It’s also soft and heavier than I expected, not thin and cheap feeling.” 

Since it’s available in over 21 different styles — including short- and long-sleeved options, stripes, and solid colors — the hardest decision you’ll have to make is choosing which one you’ll want to add to your cart first. 

Buy It! SAMPEEL Women’s Twist Knot Tunic Top, $17.99-$19.99;