I’ll admit it… I’ve never really been a jeans and tee shirt kind of girl. I’ve always enjoyed dresses and skirts and being a little bit “extra” in my everyday life.
As I’ve gotten older (hello, early 30’s!), I’ve started to embrace a slightly more casual aesthetic. I think this has a lot to do with being more comfortable and confident in my own skin and not feeling the need to “dress to impress” all the time. I also value comfort more than ever.
Regardless of whether I’m wearing a fancy dress or a comfy tee, I want to look put together and more importantly FEEL good in what I’m wearing. That’s why when Universal Standard reached out to me about trying a couple items from their line, I KNEW I had to go for some of their popular “elevated” basics.
What I love about Universal Standard is that they tackle the notion that plus size women won’t invest in quality clothing items head on. I have been personally guilty of refraining from investing in quality (long lasting) clothing items because of my fluctuating size. In the past I was always planning or hoping to lose weight, so I didn’t want to accept that I’d be in my current size long enough to NEED clothing to last.