A Life-Long Fash­ion­ista

Kelty Camp­bell has loved chic cloth­ing for her en­tire life. She shares her pas­sion for ap­parel and run­ning with us

Canadian Running - - MY STYLE -

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.”

Skirt: Vin­tage

“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.”

Coat: Vin­tage

“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.”

Top: Lolë

“Lay­er­ing is key, es­pe­cially at this time of year.”

Bot­tom: Lolë

“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.”

Jacket: Lolë

“I like the quilted de­tail­ing. Just be­cause I’m run­ning in it doesn’t mean it has to be bor­ing.”— CF

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