It's time for my favorite shopping event of the year: Universal Standard Mystery Box! I'm going to give you all the details, a coupon for even more savings, and show you what I received in my Luxe Box.
Disclosure: This blog post is not sponsored by Universal Standard, but I did receive a free Mystery Box in exchange for showcasing the outfit on Instagram. If you use my link or coupon code in this post to make a purchase, I will receive a small commission on the sale at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my work!
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- What is Universal Standard?
- Universal Standard Mystery Box 2021 Details
- My Universal Standard Mystery Box Outfit
- Universal Standard Mystery Box Coupon Code
What is Universal Standard?
If you're unfamiliar with US, they are a brand that truly has size inclusivity at the front of everything they do. They offer sizes 00-40! Their quality is impeccable, fabrics are so nice, and I can't rave enough about the fit. The pieces are true wardrobe staples that can be mixed and matched. Don't get it twisted: “staples” don't mean that they're boring! Anything but. If you want to see some of my past Universal Standard posts, you can find them here.
Universal Standard Mystery Box 2021 Details
US Mystery Boxes sold out earlier than they expected last year, so there have been some tweaks to help make this year different. Here's how the 2021 Mystery Sale is going to work:
- 7 days only: now through February 17th. For best selection, I suggest shopping ASAP as boxes and sizes will sell out.
- 11 limited edition boxes starting at $55, but valued up to $708
- Curated selections: You buy a box based on a category, and they will curate pieces for you. It really is a mystery, but they send you a few questions after ordering, and look at your purchase history if you're a repeat customer to help select the right pieces for you.
- Savings: US very, very rarely offers discounts, and the Mystery Boxes offer the best value all year. For example, the box I received (more below) is selling for $198 and the total for the 3 pieces I received if I were to buy separately is $440.
- Limit of 3 boxes per person: In an effort to have enough supply to make it through the 7 day period, they're limiting purchases to 3 each.
- Exclusive styles: Some Mystery Boxes will have new, exclusive styles only available during this time.
- Final Sale: All mystery box sales are final. If you end up not liking something, you can swap with friends, or online, or sell on Poshmark or a similar resale site. I ordered 3 boxes last year and there were maybe 3 pieces that I liked, but didn't think I'd wear often. I sold them on Poshmark quickly.
My Universal Standard Mystery Box Outfit
I was sent the Luxe Box, which is also a box I purchased last year. I love the decadent fabrics and tailoring that comes with these pieces, so I was very excited to receive it.
When I tell you I gasped at what I unboxed, I'm not exaggerating. I'll admit that I get overly excited about clothes, but this excitement was different. The fit was impeccable, the fabrics super luxe, and styles that are true classics I'll have a very long time.
I seriously said out loud “ooh, she looks expensive!” “She” being me – hahaha. I rarely put this many photos in a single outfit post, but I couldn't decide because I loved this outfit so much.
This trench coat is going to get so much use. It is classic, has a lot of buttons, fastens, and even a hook at the top of the collar if you want to wear it as a cape. It has a little stretch to it, and is roomy enough for me to be able to wear a bulkier layer underneath.
Remember, items vary by box and it's not guaranteed what you'll receive. But, these are the items that came in my particular Luxe Box:
Sizing: Universal Standard's size chart is very accurate, in my opinion. If you're unsure of your US Size, consult it before ordering. In their foundation/stretch/lounge items, I wear an XL (26/28). In the luxe, structured pieces, I prefer a 2XL (30/32). I'm wearing all items here in a 2XL and they fit wonderfully. I'm 5'10 with a long torso.
If every pair of pants fit like this, I would wear a lot more pants!! These trousers are so comfortable, yet have great shape and the material feels great.
I loved being able to tuck the shirt in if I wanted – with a long torso, this is rarely an option for me. And the color and fabric? Divine.
Universal Standard Mystery Box Coupon Code
The savings are already huge, but you can use my code to receive an additional 10% off! Use authemmie10 at checkout. If you have any trouble with the code, please let me know.
Questions about Universal Standard Mystery Box?
If you have any questions, let me know and I'll do my best to get answers! I think I'm going to purchase the Athleisure box (if you saw my Peloton plus size workout clothes post, you'll notice US has some of my faves), and the Lounge box. I wear US to sleep in nearly every day of the week.