Natalie’s Hot Picks: Karma Athletics

Karma launched its online store this past July, and four months later has opened a retail store at Oakridge Mall

Karma Athletics has quickly become one of my favourite active wear brands because of its ultra sleek and styled design, luxe performance fabrics, incredible fit and affordable price point.

Founded in Vancouver, B.C., Karma continues to design and manufacture all of its products locally. This is not like anything else we have seen here—a real high fashion take on active wear. The vibe in its Yaletown headquarters stays true to its name. The team is so amazing, enthusiastic about its products and dedicated to supporting one another. Also, the fact that it’s investing in our community and maintaining unbelievably high-standards for its line of products, operations and customer service are reasons why I have great admiration for what the Karma team is doing and represents.

Karma takes its name seriously. It is dedicated to honouring its philosophy: what you put out into this world you can expect to get back in return. I respect the brand for taking such a powerful word  into active fashion and creating a vision that empowers women to be strong, confident, passionate and fearless. Who wouldn’t be excited for what this brand has in store?

Its latest release — the Dark Monarch Collection — is incredible and the story behind it, inspiring.

Here are some of my favourite pieces from this collection.

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Taylor Crop

This cropped legging with wrapped waistband and pleating on the waist and calves is a great length for every height, especially for a smaller frame. The waistband is forgiving, and is made with a comfortable fabric that compresses and tucks, but is also breathable and light enough to hug your body in all the right spots. There is even a hidden waistband pocket to hide your keys or smart phone.

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Yama Tight

The Yama tights are one of the most popular Karma items season after season. They are full-length and tight-fitting with a tall ribbed waistband. I love wearing these tights with a sports bra and the Kay pullover.

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Suhita Longsleeve

One of my favourite workout pieces are long sleeves over a sports bra, because I have the option to take it off if I get too warm. However, with the winter season in full swing, the long sleeves offer just the right amount of fabric for working out comfortably. I am obsessed with the Suhita Longsleeve because it enhances those features on your body that you really want to highlight — you know what I’m talking about. Its subtle side and back cut-outs are the perfect mix of classic and modern.

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Alexandra Tank

This tank has quickly become a staple in my wardrobe because it’s perfect for layering and wearing in and out of the studio. Not to mention, it’s gorgeous design with an eye-catching pyramid back is also practical. The built-in bra allows you freedom of movement with total support. This tank comes in a variety of colours and will keep you looking fabulous even while you’re dripping with sweat in spin class or with every yoga pose you do.

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Evelyn Bra

I have worn a lot of sports bras over the years, but the Evelyn is one of the most comfortable I’ve found — the material is ultra soft on my sensitive skin. It also gives me a bit of shape underneath a T-shirt or sweater. This bra makes you feel sexy and confident yet supported enough to jump, dance and run. Karma calls this the T-shirt bra and I can totally see why. You can literally wear this anywhere, everywhere… even to bed.
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Erica Short
I’m usually not a fan of shorts because I have dancer’s legs and I’m very self-conscious of them; but the slim fit, high waist and body contouring waistband and mesh panelling hit all the right places. It’s perfectly designed for hot yoga as the fabric is breathable, and extremely soft and comfortable on your skin. There are lots of stylish prints to choose from that will look amazing with any of Karma’s tanks or sports bras.
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Kay Pullover
The Kay Pullover is one of my favourites. It is comfy and cozy with a high-low hemline, funnel neck and long sleeves, and is designed to show off your hips. It’s so comfy in fact that I often live in it all weekend long. The side slits and slim-fitting sleeves make this amazing oversized pullover super feminine. It’s perfect for throwing on before or after the studio, for travelling or après ski!
Natalie xx
 Thank you KARMA for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.
Repost from my original story in BC Living