A Tunic-Trouser Pairing is the Key to Effortlessly Elegant Spring Style


During the year 2020, we became particularly accustomed to wearing sets of all kinds: there’s your classic sweatsuit, cozy knitwear pairings, and, of course, pajama sets. Dressing in a coordinated fashion creates effortlessly easy outfits with little to no thought required. This spring’s version, however, takes shape in the form of long tunics and billowy trousers. According to Vogue Runway’s Steff Yotka, tunics were one of the main spring runway trends. “Long layers that drape on the body are the season’s predominant silhouette,” she reports, and a breezy tunic and relaxed, soft trouser pairing will “offer forgiveness and elegance for bodies at rest.”

On how to style the tunic/trouser, we look to a handful of spring 2021 runways. There are options from Fendi, Kenneth Ize, Jil Sander, and Marina Moscone. Minimalist in silhouette, these longline looks can be paired with any of your favorite spring accessories, from lace-up sandals to ballet flats, sculptural statement jewelry to your top handle day bags.

Whether you’re lounging at home, vacationing, or dressing for a return to the office, these outfit pairings can feel both casual or dressed up. And similar to the ease of the soft suiting trend, the elegant tunic and trouser combination is actually even more comfortable since there’s no tailoring or blazer required. Top off a pair of ballooned trousers or sleek leggings with tunic tops in the silhouette of your choosing—an oversized poplin v-neck, a long sheer sleeveless tank, or a crisp pleated blouse. You really can’t go wrong.

Shop 15 chic tunic and trouser pairings pre-styled for you, below.

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