Spotted: Serena van der Woodsen sporting the the trendiest durable jeans. Looks like cold temperatures can’t stop this Upper East Sider from shaking up a culture: On a recent walk with her hubby, our favorite “It Girl” was seen wearing durable DL1961 denim, warming up her otherwise exposed ankles with an oversized coat, lace-up boots and a beanie. Well done, S.
Forgive the corny C.W. intro, it was hard to resist. Really speaking, though – we’re head over heels in love with Blake Lively’s recent outfit, especially her eco-friendly straight-leg jeans. After doing some Gossip Girl– worthy of investigation, it turns out to be DL1961 Emilie Straight Jeans in Lt. Seaglass ($199), and we’ll definitely be picking up a pair before the season is over.
Normally, we’d be skeptical of cropped jeans in mid-January. Especially on a walk through TriBeCa? No, it’s a one-way ticket to frozen ankle town. Let Lively convince us otherwise. She kicked off with a pair of Rag & Bone (hello, hiking boot trend) lace-up beauties that hid the cropped hemline but looked absolutely adorable (and warm).
But it’s not the cropped design that we love the most. DL1961 is all about sustainability, something we’d like to see more of in the denim world. ICYMI, the traditional production of blue jeans is not exactly environmentally friendly – it sucks up a lot of water, emits pollutants and requires a tonne of energy and resources. Instead, the DL1961 closed-loop denim is made from recycled materials and waterless technology to create stylish, high-quality jeans. Along with cleaner dyes and chemicals, energy efficiency, and ethical practices, these jeans are about as eco-friendly as they come.
The only downside is that they will cost you $199. But quality comes at a price, and these jeans are top of the line. Aside from the eco-friendly materials, the vintage fit and wash is *chef’s kiss*, perfect for transitioning from season to season. Look closely, however, and you’ll see that the devil is in the details. According to the brand’s website, each pair is brushed with “genuine sanding, pocket grinding and small knickings throughout.” From the little slits at the back of the hems to the slight rips at the back pockets, they’re effortlessly cool, and something Serena van der Woodsen herself would have worn down the stairs at the Met.
If $199 is a little steep, there are a handful of other DL1961 styles on sale that deserve A-list attention. If you like the Emilia’s straight-leg style but don’t want the crop, these Ultra-High Rise Vintage 31″ are down from $219 to $175. Or, lean into the flare trend and snag the Rachel Flare Ultra High-Rise Instasculpt 35″ ($149) with code “SALEONSALE20” at the box.
you know you love
me those jeans. Treat yourself to an A-list-approved look that’s durable, high-quality, and classic enough to see you through season after season. Xoxo, Gossip Girl.
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