Folks, I have such exciting news to share! Universal Standard invited me for a second year in a row curate a collection of my favorite pieces from this quality size-inclusive brand and they created a page just for me on the Universal Standard Site! AND they are offering Wardrobe Oxygen readers 30% off their entire purchase through February 29, 2024!
How cool is this? Universal Standard created a landing page on their site for my curated list of favorite pieces! Universal Standard offered this page and 30% off code last summer, but I am thrilled they have updated my curated collection with my current favorites and again provided a fantastic Universal Standard discount code. Y'all know I am a big fan of this size-inclusive apparel brand!
My Curated Collection at Universal Standard
Here is the link to my curated collection. I sent an updated list of my favorites for the beginning of 2024 so the collection on this page is different from what I had before. Since June 2023 when Universal Standard originally created this curated collection page for me, I have tried a lot of new items and have a lot of new favorites. Universal Standard also relaunched some favorites I've had in my closet for years.
Save 30% at Universal Standard
What's even cooler is that for 2024, this 30% promo code can be used on anything at Universal Standard. Promo code INFS-WARDROBE30 will get you 30% off sitewide. Use my curated collection as a guide, but shop to your heart's content for the best price on Universal Standard you will find all year!
My Favorites at Universal Standard
Below I share some of my tried and true favorites at Universal Standard. These are pieces I personally own and wear on a regular basis. You will see them featured repeatedly in my Universal Standard archives and on Instagram:
Universal Standard Belle Breton-Stripe Compact Jersey Dress and Top
I am combining the Universal Standard Belle Breton-Stripe Compact Jersey dress and top together because if you click on the link, you will see they are at the same URL. Just click to choose which garment. IMO, both are fantastic. Not too stiff, but not floppy, these are elegant, elevated Breton tops I own and wear all the time.
The Belle dress I liked better in the smaller of my two sizes. The S worked, but the XS hit in all the right places without being tight or too shaped. It's the perfect throw-on-and-go dress; I even took it when I went on my long weekend getaway to Curaçao.
The Belle top I have in both XS and S, but I prefer the larger size for every day. It's not oversized or boxy; it's just a bit more relaxed of a fit. The XS I also wear, but usually layered under a blazer or sweater. Both have been washed many times and still look fantastic.
Universal Standard Tee Rex:
IMO, the Universal Standard Tee Rex is best white t-shirt out there, but it also comes in other fantastic colors and some great stripes. I have six of these shirts in my closet, and my white Tee Rex is years old and still looks fantastic. Opaque, great drape, refined cotton that can be worn with sweats or under a blazer. For a tailored fit, I wear an XS; for a casual, relaxed fit, I go with an S.
Universal Standard Next to Naked Bodysuit:
I have raved about the Universal Standard Next to Naked Bodysuit many times before (read my next to naked bodysuit review here). I love it for loungewear, feeling confident enough to go sans bra. I wear it to my yoga, Brazillian jujitsu, and contemporary dance classes with a visible sports bra, and as streetwear with this bra, which essentially hides under it.
Over it, I wear a denim chore jacket, a duster, or a boyfriend-style blazer. Above is one time I wore it out and about with a twill blazer I got at J. Crew a couple of years ago. I own four NTN bodysuits, two short and two long, and I am tempted to get more!
Universal Standard Better-Than-Wool Cardigan:
I hate cardigans. I am short with big boobs and broad shoulders and cardigans always make me look like a schoolmarm linebacker. But for some reason, the Universal Standard Better-Than-Wool Cardigan does not. I have two; one in Compote (which looks more like plum IRL), and one in Cream.
I wear these a lot and they have been washed a lot and still look great. I usually wear them as a sweater, not a cardigan, buttoned up and worn over a camisole or tank. The yarn is super soft, it's a dense knit, and it looks expensive. You can see me wear the plum one in this Instagram Reel to get a feel for the fit and weight.
Universal Standard Farrah High Rise Flared Jeans:
I'm 5'3″ and figured flared jeans weren't in the cards for me. They are always too long, or not cut to work with my curves. But the Universal Standard Farrah Jeans are amazing. I love them so much; they are by far the jeans I wear most in my closet. Stretchy but luxe looking, deep pockets, high but not too high of a rise, and no plumber's crack when I squat.
The Farrahs have been washed many times (and a few times in the dryer) and still look great, no shot Lycra or wearing at the thighs. Even though I wear a 14 or 32 at most mall brands (Old Navy, Talbots, Madewell), I wear a 12 in these jeans. I have the Distressed Vintage Blue and just wore them this week with a cream cable knit and brown Doc Martens boots.
Universal Standard Stephanie Wide Leg Stripe Pants:
I own three pairs of the Universal Standard Stephanie pants: two with the stripes down the sides, and one pair of the solid color. If you can believe it I used to have four pairs but my husband stole a pair of the stripe ones to wear as lounge pants because they are that awesome!
The stripe Stephanies fit differently than the solids and are my preferred version. The black with black tux stripe is elevated enough for the office, the contrast stripes look cool with a Breton top, a chambray shirt, a tank and Birks, and a solid-colored sweater. I wear an XS in these and have my local dry cleaner shorten them to the right length for sneakers and flats.
Universal Standard Foundation Turtleneck:
When you're curvy, turtlenecks can be tough. The neck is too long or too narrow, if you size up for your bust and shoulders it's baggy elsewhere, they're too sheer, too bulky, too stiff, too whatever. The Universal Standard Foundation Turtleneck is perfection; I have three. It's stretchy, soft, thin but not sheer, comfortable as a base layer or chic on its own. I hate turtlenecks, but I love the Foundation turtleneck. I have them in XS.
Universal Standard Derjon Trench
Years ago, I reviewed the Universal Standard Derjon Trench and thought it too big for my 5'3″ bod. But then I received the current Universal Standard Derjon Trench in my US Club box and am now a big fan. I am not sure what is different other than the sleeves no longer being lined but that change made me a convert. I have it in XS.
The fit of the new Derjon Trench is better, it feels less stiff yet it still repels water and stains, and because the sleeves aren't lined I can take it to the tailor or dry cleaner and have them shortened for not a lot of money. I have it in black, but all three colors are super chic. No belt to fuss with, but still super classic, and is impeccably designed and finished. This piece is why I continue to be obsessed with Universal Standard; it's the quality and style that all deserve and is available for sizes 00-40.
Universal Standard Promo Code for 30% off
Again, to get 30% off these nine items, use promo code INFS-WARDROBE30 at checkout. This promo code may be used sitewide, it does not have to be on my curated collection at Universal Standard. This Universal Standard discount code is only valid through 2/29/24.