Sometimes, you gotta sit in a cubicle for the day job that pays the bills but be ready to avenge by night and by avenge, I mean go see Captain America: Civil War after work. And yes, this really is what I wore into the office that Friday! Since I’m the Hawkeye for our work Avengers (long story,) I decided that a few certain touches would be the best way to accessorize.
Avengers Dress: Her Universe
Black Blazer: Express
Black Pumps: Nine West
Chevron Necklace: Bauble Bar
Look, I know we said on the first day that we don’t play favorites but… okay we lied. We are on Team Cap around here… but we’re also on ‘Team Wear a lot of Black’. This will do nicely.
We’re here to style salute the stars&stripes just one more time with our Captain America: Civil War Week so join us in this fun fashion punch-up while we, as the saying goes, are up all night to get Bucky.
Whose side are we on? We don’t like to play favourites, so we’ll let you guess. (Spoilers: we absolutely play favourites.) But regardless of which punch-up we’ll be backing with our wild fashion dollars, you know we’re superhero hyped for Captain America: Civil War opening soon on the home turf. And what do we do for the things we love? We style it up all week, of course.
So salute the stars&stripes just one more time with us while we, as the saying goes, are up all night to get Bucky.
|MONDAY||– [WAYW] Iron Man – Her Universe/Kohl’s|
|TUESDAY||– [INSPO] Styles for Sartorial Nerds: Captain America|
|FRIDAY||– [WAYW] Black Panther / T’Challa|
For years now, I’ve been quietly hoping to start seeing more well-thought out and fashionable geek themed workout clothes in the market. Her Universe has finally stepped up to answer those dreams with an amazing Avengers themed collaboration line being sold with Kohl’s. We first featured some of the line several weeks ago but finally had a chance to get our hands on some of the pieces. (The line also features Iron Man but those items haven’t made their way into stores yet.)
Active wear’s a different creature than normal fashion though and so a straight What Are You Wearing? post just didn’t feel quite right here. So I decided to put all three of the Captain America pieces to the test… and also take pictures for this site because heeeeeello have you met me? I picked up the Captain America leggings, matching sports bra, the ‘My Shield doesn’t fit in my Gym Bag’ muscle tee, and the Black Widow leggings. (I should note that there is more than one design for the leggings/sports bra for each character. These were just my favorites.) The Black Widow leggings made it through a successful cycle class and are made of similar material to and have the same cut as the Cap ones. We’re going to focus on the Cap gear since, well, I bought more of it and it makes for a complete outfit. ;) Throughout the week, I wore it for a 2 mile run and then to my Zumba class since they’re both high impact and I’m more specific about what I’ll wear to both.
Everyone’s needs for work out clothes are going to differ. For me, the biggest flaw in the leggings is the lack of waistband pocked for keys. As someone who runs outside, that sort of mini-pocket is a lifesaver so I don’t have to hold on to my apartment keys while trying to focus on my run. It’s a relatively minor issue but could really help elevate the product. The pants material is a polyester/spandex mix and is slippery enough for good leg movement but not thin enough to allow for awkward visibly underwear lines. Lengthwise, they’re a bit on the longer end for capri pants. I’m just shy of 5’7″ so these may be full length pants for shorter girls.
The sports bra handled far better than I expected. In the dressing room, it did decently with the jump test so I figured I’d give it a try. While running on the treadmill, I thought that it looked like the *ahem* girls were moving more than I usually prefer but they didn’t hurt like they tend to do in “looser” fitting sports bra. That said, it still definitely ranks below my Under Armour sports bra which is the gold standard for me. Bustier women may want to try these on before committing.
Most importantly, everything is incredibly comfortable. Both my mother and I tried the leggings on in store and didn’t want to take them off. These would be great for just lounging around in.
Overall? This foray into active wear by Her Universe gets an A from me. I’ll almost definitely be returning to the store to pick up more especially once they get the Iron Man ones. Fingers crossed that next on her list is Star Wars gear…
PS: If you use the code ‘heruniverse’, it’ll take $10 off your $30 purchase.
Her Universe just keeps getting bigger and better! We didn’t have to wait very long after the Instagram tease last week for a ton of new pieces to become available. Her Universe has teamed up with Kohl’s to present an Avengers themed active wear line. This is not Her Universe’s first foray into active wear (they have a few Star Wars pieces currently available) but it is a follow up to Ashley’s comment back at Celebration about Her Universe expanding into more physical retailers. (As a reminder, support the brand in the stores if you can because money talks!)
You can check out some of our favorites of the various sports bras, tanks, and pants featuring Black Widow, Captain America, and Iron Man below and see all fourteen pieces over at Kohl’s website or in stores soon!