I was not compensated for this post, but I did receive items for review from YSTR Clothing, and there are some affiliate links throughout.
The first thing you should know about YSTR is that their clothes perfectly encapsulate laid back, California cool.
The second thing you should know about YSTR is that their items are made to order in the USA out of eco-friendly and deadstock fabrics, packed in biodegradable eco-plastic, and sold in a range of prices that make it easy for anyone to find something that will suit them at a price that won’t make them squirm.
It’s so wonderful to be in the ethical fashion space during a time of massive change and innovation. When I first started blogging, companies that considered every little detail of manufacturing – design, raw materials, manufacturing, packing, long term education – simply didn’t exist, or they weren’t prominent enough to show up on anyone’s radar. Now, they might not quite be mainstream, but they’re out there, and that means they can set an example for the rest of the industry.
YSTR keeps everything in house to ensure that they can monitor their resources and work force responsibly. When you place an order, the team gets started cutting and sewing your order. The made-to-order model is a key to building a sustainable business model because it means that YSTR never has unwanted inventory sitting around on their shelves.
But what makes YSTR particularly unique is that their brand is just as much about building sustainable community as it is about business. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I’ll cover that in tomorrow’s post.
The collection ranges from casual to semi-formal, but the aesthetic is absolutely cohesive. With that in mind, I wanted to mix and match some items to show you how they can work together.
In the first outfit, I’m wearing the Hardy Jumpsuit in Black ($198) with a simple tassel necklace from Love Justly and my favorite Melissa sandals. Made from an eco-friendly viscose and linen blend, it’s soft, opaque, and slightly textured.
In the second outfit, I’m wearing the jumpsuit with the Edie Top ($68) and an old pair of espadrilles. The high boat neck and soft, ribbed cotton makes this piece perfect for everyday wear. I’m always on the hunt for flattering tops and tees that have a flattering, higher neckline because I find myself leaning over to pick up boxes of goods at the thrift shop all the time, and I’d prefer not to flash anyone while doing it.
I’m wearing a Medium in both items (my measurements are 34-28-38 and I’m “pear shaped”).
In addition to offering mix and match pieces, YSTR offers a capsule subscription box with three tiers, great for someone who’s in need of a wardrobe refresh and doesn’t have the time or the interest to select individual styles. Each box contains 2-3 items with a total traditional retail value of $500, offered at a starting price of $99 a month, and subscribers can skip a month whenever they feel like it. Learn more about it here, then order your box here.
I’ll be sharing two more looks and additional information tomorrow, so make sure to come back.