People sometimes ask me why I switched my allegiance to the dark side when it comes to Star Wars (which is only sort of true because I love characters on both sides). If I had to give an honest answer… it’s because the Empire and First Order’s colors are way more my thing than the orange and olive of the rebels. Black just goes with everything and when you toss in some dark red… *chef kiss*
I’ve been wanting to put together an outfit around this Death Star inspired scarf from Prophecy Girl for a while and today was finally the day. I’m a huge fan of this piece as it’s both stylish and comfy. Also! It comes in both black/white and black/red. What’s not to love?
I have a Star Wars problem and by problem I mean that I’m all about the First Order. They’re going to put ‘First Order Trash Queen’ on my tombstone at this point.
Look this skirt is just really cute, okay?
Stormtrooper Skirt: Her Universe
Crop Top: Express
Black Heels: Ralph Lauren
The long teased and long awaited The Force Awakens collection is finally here! Designed by last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show winners Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone for Hot Topic, the collection debuted online yesterday. You can check out and purchase the entire collection online at Hot Topic with the exception of a Rey inspired dress that is forthcoming. But hey! Because we’re us, we figured that we’d talk a little about what we like and love about the collection and what we don’t love quite so much.
The real standout piece is the Captain Phasma inspired jacket (bottom left.) The design and cut of it is just absolutely fantastic. It’s a piece that you can wear out and people will appreciate it regardless of whether they’re a Star Wars fan. (I would have bought it already if my closet wasn’t already overflowing with jackets.) The one comment I’ll make is that given past Her Universe/Hot Topic jackets and price point, the leather is going to be a little on the cheaper side so this could be something you want to check out in person.
Another piece that will probably sell out quickly is the Poe/Finn jacket. It looks like a super cute and durable piece that gets the feel of the famous friendship jacket without apeing it completely. I do wish that the Rebel crest wasn’t on the back but that’s personal preference. (This one is Lin’s favorite!)
The First Order Stormtrooper and the BB-8 dresses are both absolutely adorable! The cut of both looks like it’ll be flattering on a lot of different body shapes. They’re streamlined designs but fun. We at White Hot Room are divided on how we feel about the printed design on the fabric. Lin is a fan while Bria doesn’t love it quite as much but we both think these are fabulous additions to the Her Universe line!
The Rey cardigan and dress both look like they’re going to be incredibly comfortable but also cute. (The cardigan is on my to-buy list!) Even without the speeder print on the dress, it’s a design that will definitely be recognizable to fans.
As for the rest of the collection… the Phasma leggings are a neat design but not terribly distinctive as a Phasma piece if you take away the tiny helmet. The Poe Dameron flight suit inspired dress is nice but I honestly prefer the first X-Wing dress that Ashley did years ago. The color swap and the embroidered details on the waist just feel a little off to me. Unfortunately, the dress that didn’t really jive with us was the Kylo Ren one. There’s just a little too much going on there.
What are your favorite pieces from the collection? Was anything an instant buy for you?
Her Universe branched out into winter/holiday themed dresses this year and I couldn’t be more excited! While I’ll always be a proud member of the Rebellion, I couldn’t resist buying this adorable Vader and Stormtrooper dress and then wearing it to the office for our holiday party! While I did wear it with a cardigan, I found it to be a great and reasonably subtle way to be geeky during the holiday season. (I probably wouldn’t wear it on a usual business day in the office but for a holiday party, I think it worked great!)
Imperial Winter Dress: Her Universe
Hunter Green Tights: Express
Earrings: kate spade
Patent Heels: Coach
For sizing purposes, Bria is wearing a small in the Imperial dress. The fit seems to be along the lines of the Han Solo dress which she previous got in a medium. If you’re wondering about length, Bria’s just shy of 5’7″.