One more time for the people in the back: You don't have to spend a lot on your basics to achieve an expensive-looking outfit. I, for one, am perpetually on a budget, so I'm always on the lookout for these more "special" closet staples that will make the most impact in my closet, which is why I'm highlighting one detail that always makes wardrobe basics look luxe no matter what: ribbing. Whether it's a standard ribbed tee, a little cardigan, or even a swimsuit, the textured effect makes any clothing item appear more elevated than the non-textured versions next to it.
While ribbing is nothing new, I came to this realization recently because I've noticed it popping up more and more, especially in previously uncharted territories. We've shared how ribbed knitwear is a growing loungewear trend that's well-suited to our new WFH lifestyle, but now I'd like to point out that ribbing is finding its way onto items like swimsuits and biker shorts, too, making them extra chic.
To show you what I mean, I'm listing all the best ribbed clothing items broken down by category along with my favorite styling ideas, so you can get on board with this growing trend while it's taking off.
Tanks and Tees
Ribbed tanks and tees are the bread and butter of a fashion girl's closet and the base to so many cool outfits.
Ribbed loungewear as opposed to any other kind of loungewear, will almost always look expensive. You can spend $30 or $300 on an item and yet the ribbing gives off the same luxurious quality, every single time.