If you’ve just decided to buy a ticket to the Vodacom Durban July and are at a loss for what to wear, here’s a style guide to help you with your race day outfit.
The theme for this year is “Stars of Africa”, and Durban-born fashion designer Jacqui Emmanuel says that “People tend to take the theme too literally. You see a lot of theatre costumes outfits”.
“This is not necessarily bad, but you also want to dress for comfort. Your outfit must be versatile as it’s the peak of winter, and you want to dress for the weather. The good thing is that in Durban we have an all-around summer, there’s only a bit of cold.
“So ultimately, what we want to do is keep things classic and clean and sophisticated.”
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