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

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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.

Photo Courtesy of Tory Burch; Jil Sander; Kenneth Ize; Plan C; Marina Moscone; Fendi

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.

Wales Bonner Stockwell striped cotton-poplin tunic shirt dress

$660

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Wales Bonner Isaacs high-rise striped wool-blend trousers

$730

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Marina Moscone patchwork tunic dress

$1,495

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Marina Moscone slim flare wool-blend trousers

$650

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Simon Miller Aukai rib-knit sleeveless tunic

$150

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Simon Miller Alder rib-knit crop pants

$170

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Zara printed minidress

$70

ZARA

Zara printed flared pants

$70

ZARA

Cos pleated tunic

$99

COS

Cos elasticated pants

$99

COS

Plan C striped poplin tunic top

$324

HARVEY NICHOLS

Plan C navy wide-leg cotton trousers

$595

HARVEY NICHOLS

Staud Chiara natural tunic minidress

$285

FIVESTORY

Staud Ravella natural linen pant

$235

FIVESTORY

Co army green woven tunic

$725$319
THE OUTNET

Co army green belted pleated canvas culottes

$695$305
THE OUTNET

Tory Burch embroidered balloon-sleeve tunic

$328

TORY BURCH

Tory Burch cotton elastic-waist pants

$298

TORY BURCH

Fendi Sunset Shade Byssus column dress

$2,690

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Fendi tromp l’oeil embossed wide-leg trousers

$1,190

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Cult Gaia Este tie-detailed printed cotton-blend gauze tunic

$400

NET-A-PORTER

Cult Gaia Kersti printed cotton-blend gauze wide-leg pants

$360

NET-A-PORTER

Bevza signature crepe-de-chine tunic

$938

BEVZA

Bevza leggings

$275

BEVZA

Deveaux Ripley convertible cotton-twill tunic

$695

NET-A-PORTER

Deveaux Judi cotton-twill straight-leg pants

$595

NET-A-PORTER

Gabriela Hearst Albon linen tunic dress

$1,420

MYTHERESA

Gabriela Hearst Sonya wide-leg linen pants

$870

MYTHERESA

Camilla & Marc Lorne U-neck top

$380

CAMILLA & MARC

Camilla & Marc Lorne pants

$350

CAMILLA & MARC