Style Spotlight: Dharma Bums
Activewear is the closest level of comfort after pyjamas, with the bonus effect of not getting weird looks from your postman at 1pm because you were so busy studying you didn't get dressed (oops). And although I found the Activewear Video hilarious, I also cringed because I have definitely done a few of those things occasionally. Ok ok you got me, often.
BUT I want to share with you a brand that I love because I think they're printed leggings warrant spending a whole day in them doing whether you're being active or not! Dharma Bums are a yoga and activewear brand that create beautifully printed leggings and comfy tops, right here in Australia. So this is awesome, but they're extra awesome and featuring on here because they are ETHICAL. An activewear brand that does not exploit their workers, pay unfairly or have terrible working conditions!? Why are you not on the website getting something already!?
They have an 'Ethical Clothing Australia Accreditation', meaning workers receive fair wages and decent conditions. Specifically their tops are made from bamboo, which is a sustainable and eco-friendly fabric. And the legging prints - swoon. I have the New Bloom Legging in a high waist, and the Kuringai Purple Legging, also in high waist. Personally, a high waist in leggings is a non-negotiable. I reckon they're more comfortable and contour your legs in a way that makes you feel flippin fabulous. The Kuringai are full length on me which is hard to find - usually "full length" ends up being cropped on me. But for the times I do feel like showing a bit of ankle, the New Blooms are a 7/8 length. This is a perfect full length option for my shorter gals!
So while the design and ethos of the brand gets a massive thumbs up from me, I still had to test them physically. I need leggings and tops that don't emphasise the fact that I am a sweaty monstrosity (my patchy red face is enough of an indicator thanks very much). These leggings get a massive tick for their sweat-wicking properties and for being soft and breathable - they are super comfy to move around in, whether you're on the mat or in the park playing fetch with a random dog.
The bamboo top is also great because you can tie it up if you're moving around a lot or leave it loose if you're feeling a bit hot/wanting to conceal your food baby *ahem*. You can also show off your ability to colour coordinate a pretty sports bra back if that's your thang (love me a good bra/tights colour coordination).
So "Style Spotlight" is going to be a bit of a thing on here - a way I can showcase ethical fashion that is also functional and looks great. Comment below if you've got any suggestions for me/what other kinds of fashion you'd like me to write about!