It always comes as huge surprise as to how major the Durban July weekend is to South Africans. Socialites, media personalities, entrepreneurs, designers, local brands, photographers, artists and the every day citizen from near and far flock to Durban for the glorious weekend of the races.
So many other little things happen apart from the July handicap which is the largest of its kind in Africa that sees South Africans pull out all the stops. From the cars they drive around the city, the luxurious villas they book for the weekend and of course the outfits for the races. You find that many who do plan trips to Durban, happen to be looking forward to the parties and concerts more than the actual races. Being one of those people, I decided to put together an itinerary for myself and see what Durban has to offer during this festive time.
This was my 3rd time being in Durban during this busy weekend so I was a bit more aware of what to expect from the entire experience. There is a lot of partying, very little sleep and of almost no accommodation in Durban, I’ll write a more detailed post on this at a later stage. Being the little fashion fiend that I am, my main focus of the weekend was putting together looks for each day. I collaborated with SPREE and planned an itinerary of the weekend which included a concert, the races, an after party and a lunch date. With the help of Carla from SPREE we put together 4 outfits that you can shop directly off the online shop rrright now! See my four looks of the weekend below.
Mabala Noise hosted a Pre-Durban July concert at Greyville, with a jam-packed line-up of local and international artists. This line-up included my favs, Riky Rick, AKA, French Montana and Robin Thicke. Due to this event being held at the same venue where the races were to take place the following day, the event was to end earlier than expected so a huge chunk of the line up was cut. Very disappointing. Anyways I looked cute, my aim for this outfit was to obviously look sexy but also be comfortable too as I would be on my feet for a long time.