Although I will be the first to admit that I’m no fitness junkie, I do love activewear for comfort. Geek fashion giant Her Universe has teamed up with various stores over the recent years to to produce geeky activewear. I first got hooked when HU collaborate with Kohl’s department store to release their first major activewear line just in time for the Captain America: Civil War movie release. The line was themed with the powerful figures of Captain America, Black Widow, and Iron Man. So of course, I had to go shuffle my little bum over to the nearest Kohl’s.
So shuffle over I did! After trying on every piece (and subsequently realizing that no, I didn’t have enough of a paycheck that week to buy EVERY piece. It was a tough choice, let me tell you…), I walked away with two Captain America outfits and one Black Widow outfit. For this post, I’m going to focus on one of those outfits and roll out the other two later.
This particular combination is a bit daring for me, but I’ve found it’s a very comfy combo to wear in the heat of Atlanta. The fabric is comfortable and the cuts of the pieces allow for full range of movement (but without the clothes moving too much for the dreaded wardrobe malfunction). The higher waisted shorts in combination with the sports bra puts a slight vintage feel on an otherwise very modern pattern.
Confession: I wear the Captain America outfits and the Black Widow pants a couple times a week. Yep. They’re totally my “activewear-as-everyday-wear-even-though-I’m-not-going-to-the-gym” clothes. They’re comfy. They’re geeky. They’re conversation starters. What’s not to love?
(While the colours have been retouched in these photos, my skin, body size, etc. have not been. So every bit of cellulite, scars, wrinkle, or bony/flabby part you see is all me.)
Photograph: Kyle Matthew Williams
Sports Bra: Her Universe
Shorts: Her Universe
Shoes: Naturalizer via DSW