A Life-Long Fashionista
Kelty Campbell has loved chic clothing for her entire life. She shares her passion for apparel and running with us
Idon’t know if it translates into my running gear, but I’d say my personal style is like Audrey Hepburn with a hippy personality,” says Kelty Campbell, a 26-yearold Torontonian who works in marketing. “I think when it comes to running I follow the rule that the brighter the shoe, the faster the run,” she adds.
Running and fashion have both been staples throughout Campbell’s life. She began running in middle school, continuing on to high school cross-country and track and field. Now she runs with several groups on the Toronto run crew scene, including the Night Terrors, the Nike Run Club and Run2Beer. While she attended the University of Toronto, KCampbell wrote weekly campus fashion updates for a site called College Fashionista, popular with aspiring fashion journalists and bloggers. “I loved keeping my eyes open on campus,” Campbell says, “you know, waiting for a really eclectic or surprising look.”
As a certified yoga instructor as well as runner, Campbell looks for pieces that are versatile. As a predominantly evening runner, ref lection is key. “And, as a rule of thumb, I’d say I dress for about 10 degrees warmer than it actually is,” Campbell advises.
A moment for her when running and fashion united? “I was watching Sage Watson compete i n the Olympics t his summer. I loved that she was rocking a red lip while displaying some hardcore athleticism” Campbell says.
Casual Wear Boots: Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo
“These were a gift from a friend of my mom. I really love vintage clothing – I like that it’s better for the environment than purchasing new and I think you end up with clothes with more personality.”
“This is one of those items where I just love to imagine the adventures that the last owner had in it.”
Turtleneck: Banana Republic
“My style is so colourful that I often remind myself that I need to stick to neutral basics to highlight a special item.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever worn this coat out without somebody asking me where I got it from.”
Jewellery: Stolen from my mom
“Whoops, guess she’ll know I have it now.”
Running Wear Shoes: Nike Lunar Eclipse
“These aren’t even my brightest pair! But they have a sort of leopard print reflective pattern, which is pretty awesome.”
“Layering is key, especially at this time of year.”
“I like Lolë because it is Canadian, and it does a good job combining fun and functional. Lolë actually stands for ‘Live Out Loud Everyday,’ which is something I try to do.”
“I like the quilted detailing. Just because I’m running in it doesn’t mean it has to be boring.”— CF