The P.P.C Matopos 33 Miler Marathon is well on its way, and here are a few ways to set the fashion pace on the day.
You can rock a trendy custom-made vest or tee with a cheeky caption like the one below. Custom-made T-shirts and vests are printed at 2nd Floor, Haddon and Sly building in the central business district of Bulawayo. When designing your vest, you can either buy a plain vest at school supply stores such as Femina Garments or Esats (Bulawayo); or ask the printers to use their own material.
If you aren’t into being your own greenhorn designer, really cool, ready-made tees and vests are sold at Jet Stores, found nationwide. They come in different sizes and designs; so, you’re not going to run out of style ideas for the marathon.
This fashion season, jogger shorts are by far the winners when it comes to athleisure. These bottoms are the underdogs that everyone wasn’t expecting to find on international runway shows such as Fenty, Yeezy and Channel. The great news is that locally, jogger shorts are very affordable. One can show off her fit legs by getting a pair at Pep store or boutiques in Bulawayo Center. The great thing about investing in a pair of joggers is that once the marathon is over, the track-look can be transformed into a leisure or even red carpet look by accesorising and rocking the appropriate shoes. For more on how to transcend sportswear into everyday/special events looks, jog your memory by re-reading the January Athleisure article.
For the marathon, rock your jogger shorts with an over sized T-shirt, for a 90’s blast from the past grunge vibe. This is actually way more stylish and more effortless than wearing an exposing sports bra, as it balances out the leg exposure.
If you’re into full length bottoms, you should wear leggings or yoga pants. Both are flexible and very comfortable. These are worn either with a sports bra to show the abs; or with an over – sized vest like the ones described above. For up-market purchases, designer stores in our neighboring countries such as Nike Store in South Africa sell classy sportswear. Sports bras, yoga pants and leggings are found at Unity Village in the city of Kings, as well as downtown boutiques.
Speaking of the city of Kings, Kingsville caps have you covered from the harsh sun as you run your race. Kingsville is a local brand which produces great quality flat base, as well as traditional-shaped caps. A cap will add flare to the marathon look, and Kingsville cap will be an investment as it ca also be rocked in so many other ways.
Finally, and most importantly, wearing the right footwear is important for any race. Whether you’re a tennis shoe, a sneaker or tackies kind of person: Bata is the word. Bata sells shoes that, of great quality. They have high durability, support the ball and sole of the foot, and come in so many colours and styles. Cross the finish line in comfort in a pair of Bata shoes. Here’s to a stylish marathon, if you can’t be the winner, at least break a fashion leg.
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