Often the most uncomplicated ensembles pack the chicest punch. The latest of these simple combos is now is becoming every bit as ubiquitous. Enter: super-relaxed tailoring, the outfit trend we can barely go an Instagram or Pinterest scroll without spying on our favourite influencers. As much suited to a stroll through a Moroccan market as to the lunch spots of central London, this combination of an oversized shirt mixed with loose-fitting tailored trousers screams easy-breezy.
There's only one rule to the trend: Keep your separates relaxed and minimal. Ensure your shirt is a few sizes too big, and pair with paperbag, high-waisted trousers (like the above look from Na Nin Vintage), palazzo styles, or an oversized subtle flare (blogger Ada Oguntodu expertly demonstrates this option below). As for your palette, neutral works best, but no one's getting a slap on the wrist if a dash of colour is what you so desire. Below, we've rounded up prime inspiration for the best trouser-and-shirt combinations in town…
WHITE AND TAN WORK BEAUTIFULLY TOGETHER
YOU CAN LAYER UP FOR WINTER
Style Notes: Layer over a cream-coloured polo-neck to make your ensemble cold-weather appropriate. Less of the chill; all of the chic.
SIMPLY SWAP SUMMER NEUTRALS FOR WINTER ONES
Style Notes: Who said you can't move this outfit idea into winter? Just swap creams and whites for black. Simple.
BUT ALL-WHITE WORKS EVERY TIME
Style Notes: All white? It always looks expensive. Separate those pure pieces with a vintage-style belt for the perfect finishing touch.
ADD INTEREST WITH UNIQUE ACCESSORIES
Style Notes: Yes, this look is all about relaxed shapes, but that's not to say you can't be experimental with your accessories. Those cute details can make this idea unique.
SUBTLE, CLASSIC PATTERNS ARE IN
Style Notes: Stop your oversized look from stepping into swamping territory by way of a statement belt.
UNTUCKED CAN WORK AS WELL AS TUCKED-IN
Style Notes: If tucking isn't your thing (or your shirt is simply too good to hide half of), simply let it hang out in all its glory. Just add a cute bag and fun sunnies like influencer Ada Oguntodu.
PLAY WITH PROPORTIONS
Style Notes: If you want to dabble in the trend but prefer your tailoring slim-fit, pair hip-hugging cigarette trousers with your white blouse.
ADD TRAINERS FOR THE MOST LAID-BACK OPTION
Style Notes: When it comes to footwear, pair your tailoring with stylish trainers. Comfort is key.
OR ELEVATE ANY VERSION WITH EVENING SHOES
Style Notes: Alternatively, ramp up your look with look-at-me heels, just as blogger Darja Barannik has here.