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Taylor Aube is a fashion & lifestyle blogger, New York Fashion Week photographer, and a fashion writer discussing the fashion industry and runway trends.
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DSTLD Luxury Denim

DSTLD Luxury Denim

If there is one thing you should know about me as a fashion blogger it is that I have strong values when it comes to the industry as a whole. I believe a fashion company should have a social corporate responsibility, and whether that is giving back to the community, being eco-friendly, supporting freelance artists, or all of the above, I seek out brands whose values align with my own. That being said, I’d like to introduce you to the denim company, DSTLD. What peaked my interest about this company is its ‘moral fiber,’ a term that can be taken both literally and figuratively. The DSTLD organization as a whole stands for better ethics in the apparel industry, and also within production and design. Here are a few of their initiatives and values, as described by their website:

NO SWEATSHOPS

We demand a higher standard not just in denim, but also in labor practices and conditions. We carefully screen our suppliers, laundries, and factories to ensure our products are fairly manufactured and 100% sweatshop-free.

ECO-FRIENDLY FABRICS

Our line is equipped with top-of-the-line premium fabrics, many of them eco-friendly and fully sustainable. We use only natural dyes and softening techniques to achieve our denim’s striking range of hues and irresistibly soft handfeel.

ETHICAL PRICING

The goal of our direct-to-you, middleman-free stance is not only to filter out extra steps and excess markup. It is also an effort to preserve the integrity of our line and honor our relationship with clients.

An average pair of jeans from this brand will run you $100. The specific pair I have is $90, and they even have some options for as low as $75. The price you pay for ethical, handmade jeans that are made in the USA is an important thing to consider when making a purchase. Why should you pay a little extra for quality denim and a little less than the designer prices? Simply because it’s the moral thing to do. In an industry where marketing and advertising pulls you left and right, it’s easy to get mixed up in the speed of fashion. Well my friend if there’s one thing the test of time has proven, it’s that denim jeans aren’t going out of style any time soon. Investing in an ethical pair will not only help you make a difference in the world, but it will also help support an American-made business.

I styled my Mid-Rise Skinny Boyfriend Jeans in Stone Vintage in a few different ways. I absolutely love how comfortable they are! These boyfriend jeans should be a staple in every woman’s closet. I was talking to my friend the other day at the movie theater explaining why I was wearing leggings to the movies. I wore them simply because I can’t stand extended period of time in skin-tight jeans, especially when you’re sitting down for an extended amount of time. That’s where boyfriend jeans come in to save the day! Whether you’re sight seeing or going on a shopping escapade for the day – you can easily look chic and stay comfortable with a pair of boyfriend jeans. I styled mine up and down for this post. One look I’m wearing pumps, a button down and a blazer. I love how versatile these style jeans are. For the second look I kept it more casual with a light, flowy sweater. Check out the DSTLD website. They can make all your denim jeans come true – they carry products such as: white jeans, black jeans, boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, jean shorts, lightweight T-shirts and much more! Did I mention they have all of the above for men as well?

Shop my jeans here:

The original price reflects what you would be paying at department stores – isn’t that mark up crazy?!

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Thank you DSTLD for sponsoring this post!

Photography by Matthew Wonderly

 

48Comments
  • Kait Elizabeth/ 20.02.2016Reply

    The jeans look so great on you! I love the post gorgeous. Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

  • Elizabeth/ 22.02.2016Reply

    I’m absolutely loving your jeans! I definitely agree with you in terms of companies having a social corporate responsibly. I definitely value this in a company no matter the contribution. Great post!

    http://www.wunderbliss.com

  • Jen/ 22.02.2016Reply

    You are so amazing and I couldn’t agree more with your post! And talk about how CUTE these jeans look! Thank you so much for sharing love! xoxo

  • Kavya/ 24.02.2016Reply

    Great post, Taylor! Loving the entire outfit. Those mid rise skinnies are perfection. Love them. You look absolutely stunning in all the pictures. 🙂
    Have a great day babe! 🙂

  • Miki/ 27.02.2016Reply

    I love this post. That’s really cool that you select brands with good ethics. We need more of those.
    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • tayloraube/ 01.03.2016Reply

      Thanks Miki! I really try to buy and showcase brands that are making a difference in the world. DSTLD is just that!

  • Jeanne/ 02.03.2016Reply

    Great denim! You look stunning Taylor!;)
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

  • Jalisa/ 03.03.2016Reply

    I think it’s wonderful that you seek out brands that align with your morals and beliefs; it creates a sense of trust and true support between you and the brand, making it much more than clothes, but apart of your lifestyle. I also think it’s great that DSTLD truly cares about their workers and ensures that they’re working in the best conditions. It’s disgusting and so inhumane how many brands don’t value human life and look at them more like machines making their clothes and then profit so much off of their labor. Thanks so much for sharing and I love the jeans you’re wearing, they look of great quality and you styled them perfectly! I hope you’re having a great start to your day so far, girlie,!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • tayloraube/ 03.03.2016Reply

      Thank you Jalisa! DSTLD is definitely changing the game and I love them for that. It’s so sad what many women, children and men have to endure in other countries for the sake of 1st world consumers looking fashionable and chic. I will never forget the 2013 factory collapse (brands such as Mango, Walmart, and Primark made clothes in these factories) – it is a constant reminded to always advocate for humane working conditions and ethical labor laws. If you want to read about the Bangladesh building collapse, check out this article. I’m glad they pursued justice for the victims: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/world/asia/bangladesh-rana-plaza-murder-charges.html

  • Emily/ 03.03.2016Reply

    I love the wash of these jeans. I need a pair like this for the Spring/summer http://bailylamb.com

  • Maggie/ 03.03.2016Reply

    I’ve never heard of this brand, but I’ll have to check them out!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  • Kathrine Eldridge/ 03.03.2016Reply

    Thanks for sharing this amazing denim line! I appreciate what this brand stands for. You styled these jeans perfectly. So chic!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  • Remi Sabbah/ 04.03.2016Reply

    The designs are great! Congrats on the line darling! And I love the eco-friendly approach! Totally support that! <3 xxx
    Check out what's new on the blog:
    http://www.mlleepaulette.com/index.php?r=site/post&id=92

    • tayloraube/ 08.03.2016Reply

      Thanks for your comment and supporting DSTLD!

  • Gemma/ 04.03.2016Reply

    The jeans look gorgeous and I love the sound of the company too. They have good values.
    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • tayloraube/ 08.03.2016Reply

      It’s a quality I look for in every brand I work with. Thanks for your comment, love!

  • Ana/ 04.03.2016Reply

    Ahh denim is everything! I think denim pants are my most used item! Great post! xx
    Ana
    Indie Suns | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

  • Lulle/ 05.03.2016Reply

    Wow, what an interesting post! I never heard of DSTLD before but I’m totally on board with their approach of fashion. They sound like a brand I’d be proud to support!

    Beaumiroir

    • tayloraube/ 08.03.2016Reply

      I’m already looking to buy the distressed skinny white jeans. I love this company’s designs, what they stand for and their prices are unbeatable!

  • Yukova/ 07.03.2016Reply

    • tayloraube/ 08.03.2016Reply

      Thank you! My photographer Matthew Wonderly is SO TALENTED.

  • taislany/ 07.03.2016Reply

    Great post doll! Love jeans, they always look good with anything

    Hope you’re having an amazing Monday! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

    • tayloraube/ 08.03.2016Reply

      Agreed! And these are the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn by far!

  • Blue Adriatic/ 08.03.2016Reply

    Great post in which is visible that you are not just looking at fashion itself but fashion that is connected with life, nature and people. And must say, the denim is amazing!
    Silvy

    • tayloraube/ 08.03.2016Reply

      Thank your your wisdom and your comment! I definitely agree that fashion needs to be connected with the three. Hoepfully more brands will become aware of this and make efforts to have more eco-friendly options!

  • Alice/ 08.03.2016Reply

    Love your look here, and those jeans are amazing! I’m a huge fan of the DTC movement lately; I was unaware of this brand until this post, definitely shopping them right now! Everlane is another one of my favorites.

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  • Mariam/ 08.03.2016Reply

    Taylor,

    This sounds like an awesome brand to partner with and to show us! I definitely believe that fashion brands need to be ethical in the way they produce items. It horrifies me – some of the stories about cheap labor. It’s nice knowing that they value the same things we do, you know?

    Wonderful post and you look absolutely lovely, as always!

    Love, Mariam
    http://www.thepetitebijou.com

    • tayloraube/ 08.03.2016Reply

      I completely agree! Thank you for your comment Miriam 🙂

  • Annie/ 08.03.2016Reply

    I am on the hunt for a pair of light colored jeans and I LOVE these on you!!!!
    xo Annie http://thelovelygirl.co

  • Kylen/ 09.03.2016Reply

    I’m obsessed with the rolled-up look! And I always love a company with great social responsability!! Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo Kylen

    My latest post….Collage: Floral Power

  • Sarah/ 09.03.2016Reply

    Gorgeous jeans. I studied ethical fashion as part of my MA so its so great to see a brand encompassing all these values! x

    Viva Epernay

    • tayloraube/ 09.03.2016Reply

      That sounds like an awesome project – I’d love to read about it 🙂 Thanks for your comment, love!

  • Emily/ 09.03.2016Reply

    So beautiful!! I’m obsessed.

  • janna/ 11.03.2016Reply

    taylor–well first things first, you always got the BEST sassy sunnies; LOVE these. second, i am on the same page as you when it comes to movie attire!!! lol. and third, we are on the same wavelength posting BF jeans this week! though i gotta say you rock them way better!!! omg, love those pointed toe booties and this rocker chic look! thanks for sharing your tips and keep it up babe. PS–congrats on an amazing collab! xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

    • tayloraube/ 11.03.2016Reply

      Thank you Janna! This comment is so sweet and I really love your blog and all the fun things you’re doing over there!

  • Taislany Gomes/ 11.03.2016Reply

    Love them jeans! An these sunnies are beautiful!

    Happy Friday Doll! Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

  • Len Parent/ 11.03.2016Reply

    Simply stunning! Lovely style! Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous weekend ahead doll!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

  • Beauty Follower/ 13.03.2016Reply

    I like the denim pants with those boots!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

    • tayloraube/ 14.03.2016Reply

      Thank you! These boots add a lot of edge to a simple pair of jeans. I love that I can dress them up or down!

  • Rachel/ 14.03.2016Reply

    Simply stunning! great shots!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  • Violette/ 14.03.2016Reply

    Great post! Love the pictures! x

    http://violettedaily.com

    • tayloraube/ 14.03.2016Reply

      Thanks love!

  • Natalie Y/ 15.03.2016Reply

    Your photos are beyond amazing!! I absolutely love the sound of the company’s philosophy of their brand! 🙂
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY | INSTAGRAM

  • Yukova/ 16.03.2016Reply

  • candice/ 19.03.2016Reply

    You are rocking it girlfriend! You look great!!

    XOX
    Candice

    http://www.candicestubblefield.com

    • tayloraube/ 19.03.2016Reply

      Thanks girl!!

  • Quinn/ 28.03.2016Reply

    You look amazing in this outfit! You are inspiring me to take a closer look at the brands that I purchase from

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • tayloraube/ 28.03.2016Reply

      Thanks love! It’s definitely something I look for while shopping!

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