New From Her Universe #5: ‘Star Wars’ Activewear Collection at Kohl’s

Her Universe released a 20-piece Star Wars activewear collection in partnership with Kohl’s earlier this month. Like the Marvel and DC collections that came before, the Star Wars collection comes with a range of apparel, including leggings, tees, sweatshirts, and jackets.

Certain items of this collection were teased at New York Comic Con in October, specifically the green Master Yoga sweatshirt with the back cutout detailing, the “Kessel Run” camouflage high-low tee with 3/4-length raglan sleeves, and the pale pink “May the Force be with you” foiled sweatshirt.

Soon after NYCC, Ashley Eckstein gave fans a sneak peek of the look she wore at the official photoshoot, and now, you can add that look to your exercise routines.

Anorak Military Jacket, Original $65.00 | (Plus Size)

Fabric and Features: Cotton, wwill construction, patched front, “Star Wars” graphic across the back, 2 flap pockets, snap front, long sleeves, drawstring waist.

Dark Side Performance Jacket, Original $50.00 | (Plus Size)

Fabric and Features: Polyester/spandex, reflective detailing, Star Wars themed graphics throughout, shirttail hem, zip front, long sleeves with thumbholes, attached hood.

Fleece Zip Cardigan, Original $55.00

Fabric and Features: Cotton/polyester, asymmetrical zip front, long sleeves, 2 pockets, attached hood.

Camouflage Windbreaker Jacket, Original $55.00

Fabric and Features: Polyester, camouflage pattern with Rebel Alliance foil logo, zip front, long sleeves, attached hood, 2 pockets, adjustable drawstring hem.

“The Force” Foiled Sweatshirt, Original $36.00 | (Plus Size)

Fabric and Features: Polyester/rayon/spandex, French terry construction, “May the Force be with you” foiled graphic print, drawstring cowlneck, front pocket, long sleeves, dropped shoulders.

Graphic Tunic Sweatshirt, Original $36.00 | (Plus Size)

Fabric and Features: Cotton/polyester, French terry construction, Star Wars graphic with Tatooine background, crewneck, long sleeves, dropped shoulders.

Master Yoga Sweatshirt, Original $36.00

Fabric and Features: Polyester/rayon/spandex, “Master Yoga You Must” & Yoda graphic, back cutout detailing, crewneck, long sleeves, attached hood, 1 kangaroo pocket.

“Rule the Galaxy” Cutout Sweatshirt, Original $36.00 | (Plus Size)

Fabric and Features: Cotton/polyester, “Rule the Galaxy” graphic, cutout inset (choker neckline) & grommet details, crewneck, long sleeves, dropped shoulders, fleece lined and construction.

“Kessel Run” High-Low Tee, Original $28.00

Fabric and Features: Polyester/rayon, camouflage print, “Out for a Kessel Run” and Millennium Falcon outline, crewneck, 3/4-length raglan sleeves, high-low hem.

Graphic Burnout Tees, Original $24.00 | (Plus Size)

Fabric and Features: Cotton/polyester, burnout construction, crewneck, short sleeves, vented hem.

“Princess Saves Herself” Strappy Tee, Original $28.00 | (Plus Size)

Fabric and Features: Polyester/rayon, slubbed fabric, foiled “This Princess Saves Herself” graphic, strappy scoopneck, short sleeves, shirttail hem.

Plus Size “There Is No Try” Racerback Graphic Tee, Original $30.00

Fabric and Features: Polyester/rayon, “Do or do not, there is no try” graphic print, slubbed fabric, short raglan sleeves, racerback crewneck.

Plus Size Bralette & Graphic Tank Set, Original $38.00

Fabric and Features: Polyester/rayon, includes bralette, Jersey fabric, split-back design with twist detail, scoopneck.

Camouflage Crisscross Bralette, Original $26.00

Fabric and Features: Polyester/spandex, scoopneck, strappy neckline, removable pad inserts.

High Shine Leggings, Original $36.00

Fabric and Features: Polyester/spandex, “Use the Force” graphic, ripped details with mesh insets, high shine finish, elastic waistband.

Rebel Alliance Jogger Pants, Original $36.00

Fabric and Features: Cotton/polyester, foiled Rebel Alliance symbol, drawstring elastic waistband.

Camouflage Leggings, Original $36.00

Fabric and Features: Polyester/spandex, camouflage print, elastic waistband.

Embossed Print Leggings, Original $36.00 | (Plus Size)

Fabric and Features: Polyester/spandex,”Use the Force” graphic, embossed print, elastic waistband.

The collection is currently available for purchase in stores and online.

Stay tuned for an official announcement of the collection, and if you’ve already purchased parts of it or you’re planning to add some of the items to your wardrobe, make sure to hashtag your photos with #HerUniverseatKohls on social media.

Lastly, I think it’s important as consumers to voice our opinions and critiques because that’s how brands can improve moving forward. While I love the neutral and muted colors, I don’t think the collection is as detailed or impressive as Her Universe’s past activewear collections. In my head, I was expecting bold colors, unique designs, unexpected Star Wars sayings, and clever graphics. Unfortunately, most of that is not present in this collection. For example, out of the 4 leggings, 2 of them are black and the embossed detailing gets lost because of it. Also, the camouflage print, while a popular theme in clothing, is not something that I tend to associate with Star Wars. It’s great to see that the print includes the Millennium Falcon and the Rebel Alliance symbol, but it would have been more interesting had the camouflage splotches been morphed into X-wings, Y-wings, the Death Star, etc. While the Marvel and DC collections have items that are inspired by characters, most of the Star Wars collection is not inspired by Star Wars characters. Without that focus, the clothes just fell off to the generic side. Some fans are super happy with this collection, so I’m happy that this hit the spot for them. Unfortunately, this collection doesn’t do that for me. And even if it did, I’d run into a problem with their sizing. I have a 41-42″ bust size. Since Kohl’s runs on junior sizing, I don’t fit into their XL or 1X sizes because one is too small and the other is too big. All that said, I’m happy that Star Wars is finally getting its own activewear collection for women. It’s just going to be some time before I get anything for myself.

What are your thoughts on the collection? Share them in the comments section below.

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