When asked about my favorite plus sized labels, Universal Standard is always on the list. Their high quality staples and fashion forward aesthetic made them a game changer when they debuted a few years back, and they’ve only improved with time. There are very few brands that I trust enough to say I’d wear anything from them, but US has made the cut.
One of their original styles was the Geneva tee dress, which I loved the moment I put it on. The asymmetrical draping and gathering makes the otherwise casual jersey dress a showstopper, and the soft fabric makes it perfect for traveling. Since I tried my first one through Gwynnie Bee, it has become one of the very favorite things I own – it even warranted a spot in my tiny carry on for our Europe trip last year. When I heard Universal Standard was launching a sheer version of this magical piece, I knew I had to have it.
I resisted the urge to get it in black (that NYC stereotype certainly has a grain of truth!) and went for this vibrant turquoise-blue instead. For an unseasonably warm October day spent meeting up with blogger babes, I paired it with a strappy black bralette, leather pants, and menswear-inspired perforated creepers. This is my first pair of real leather pants, and I didn’t account for the natural stretch during wear – I sized up when I didn’t need to as these got looser as the day went on. Fortunately, looser leather pants are actually a trend for Fall 2017, so I’ll still be wearing these again.
I had a blast shooting in the West Village after lunch with babe Alex Michael May. Fall in the city is one of my favorite things (even if the weather wasn’t exactly autumnal).
I am also seriously loving this Geneva Fog dress – I have so many ideas for how to style and layer it. If you are on the fence about this piece, I recommend taking the plunge. It is so worth it.