Universal Standard black top and skirt

Blackout by Universal Standard

Finally getting to try a brand that has been on my radar for a while is like Christmas come early. But this particular brand is close to my heart for one very important reason–They. Get. It.

Universal Standard understands that women’s bodies change and fluctuate, sometimes rapidly. So they made it their policy that you can exchange any piece of clothing for a different size within one full year. Yeah. Amazing right? I know stressing about fitting into my clothes takes up way too much of my mental energy.

Universal Standard black top and skirt

What’s equally amazing is their dramatic yet minimalist style and impeccable construction. For those of you looking to create a capsule wardrobe, US is a great resource and definitely worth the designer price tag.

Universal Standard black top and skirt

They are also the place to be if you live for black. While they do have a few colorful pieces, US specializes in what I like to call The Grownup Goth. I’m here for it. We all know I have enough neon makeup and accessories to make it my own, particularly these ridiculous earrings from NIN 3. They make me miss Coachella so damn much.

Plus size obi tie belt

It’s all about playing with texture when going monochrome. The resin finish of the tee and the sleek satin of the belt are in perfect harmony.

Universal Standard black top and skirt

Universal Standard black top and skirt

Also, I need to talk about these shoes. So I’m 32 and apparently I am falling apart because I fucked up my foot WHILE WALKING. I was wearing zero-cushion shoes on concrete and my foot was basically like oh this part of your life is over. Now cushioned foot-beds will be a thing you actually shop for. Luckily, Clarks are cloot and I want to be buried in these wedges.

Shopping Linkies:

Carver top | Univeral Standard
Unity skirt | Universal Standard
Obi belt | Universal Standard
Freak earrings | NIN 3
Clarks Clarene wedge | Nordstrom