It’s a tale as old as time, but it rings true: You don’t have to spend a lot on your outfit for it to look elevated and expensive. In fact, just to prove that this is a thing, I mined my Saved folder on Instagram for all of the outfits that appear, in my mind, to be the definition of luxe-looking. I even found that many of them repeated the same few wardrobe basics.
So while we all try to restock our basics from time to time, if you’re looking to emulate this elevated vibe, it comes down to keeping these specific details in mind. For example, instead of simply typing “tank top” into your browser, try searching for “square-neck tank tops” because the neckline makes the basic tank appear more current. It’s details like this that will add up to a current and elevated wardrobe.
With that, I’ve highlighted six of these elevated basics and explained why certain details make them stand out. Keep scrolling to discover them all.