”From afar, I had this crew pegged as Italian. Italian men are confident enough to wear pink, and they do quite well. I was pleasantly surprised to discover these dudes are French. Move over Italians, French men wear pink and look TRES BEAU doing so! The French are fiercely committed to neck scarves, even on the running track. And they’re CHIC AF, non?”
…says MICHELLE SMITH, DESIGNER & FOUNDER, MILLY
Happy NYC Marathon Sunday! Today more than 50,000 runners will take over the streets of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx to cover the 5 boroughs and 26.2 miles that make up the New York City Marathon. What makes this one of the greatest sporting events in the world are not the pros — we know they can do it — but the thousands of regular folks like you and I, who decide this is the year they are going to run this unfathomable distance, and put in every ounce of their heart and soul into crossing that finish line.
One of the best pre-Marathon sights are the visiting runners on the roads and trails of Central Park. You can spot them from a mile away. Something about their bright colors and uniform style gives them away… or perhaps it’s the name of their homeland proudly displayed on their running jerseys.
So on a gorgeous fall morning, Style of Sport’s good buddy Michelle Smith, Designer and Founder of Milly, and I went for a stroll around the Central Park Reservoir to check out the running attire for this year’s race. Michelle is known for her popping colors, playful silhouettes, graphic tees – and an inimitable way of expressing her opinion. You’ll have to Google “AF” if you’re not familiar with that term.
Here is her fashion take on the runners of the NYC Marathon, as only she can give you!