June 8, 2022
WNBA players are keeping it on their courts with serious style and adding neon colors to their summer fashion.
As the WNBA season progresses, each game becomes an opportunity for exciting news. This week’s program ended an impressive seven-game winning streak and several players with outfits dominated by neon green clothing. If a game’s geographic location influences fashion, it seems that games in Los Angeles inspire gamers to wear their brightest colors.
In the sixth edition of “The W in Designer: Flyest Fits of the Week”, several players pay homage to the W’s history, such as San Antonio Stars player Nikki McCray, through clothing. Other players keep it on their home courts while wearing graphic tees and local designers to give their city a shout. As some rookies begin to make an impact on their teams, returning veterans approach pre-game fashion with the mindset of a true champion and the designer drip that goes with it.
After moving to Los Angeles, Lexie Brown incorporates West Coast swag into her personal sense of style. She wears a DEDICA8D “Viva LA Mamba” light set by the designer carlamar jackson, which depicts a tropical tribute to Kobe Bryant. His shorts feature a unique logo that combines a snake with the interlocking letters of LA. Brown is also an athlete for Reebok, and her rare pair of BAPE x Reebok Club C sneakers proves her loyalty to the basketball brand. To stay cool in the summer heat, she wears a pair of rectangular Gucci sunglasses.
It’s safe to say that A’ja has played for the Aces this season, as she has already picked up multiple “WNBA Players of Week” awards this season. Perhaps Wilson finds her power in referencing basketball legends in her outfits, as in the past she rocked Damien Lilliard merchandise and a Dawn Staley jersey. This week, she pays tribute to the former San Antonio Stars player Nikki McCray with their Silver Stars jersey. Reprising McCray’s jersey number 15 in a one-of-a-kind dress that Jersey Jax customized, Wilson rocks the metallic look with strappy black heels and an oversized Louis Vuitton handbag.
Dallas Wings player Kayla Thornton shows her love for the team by incorporating her electrifying colors into her pre-game outfit. Wearing a Nike Sportswear Essential Women’s Ribbed Dress in Atomic Green, Thornton looks comfy and chic in this sporty number. She showcases the performance aesthetic of her dress by pairing it with white socks and a pair of cream deconstructed Nike Blazer sneakers. Thornton doesn’t need many accessories to complete her eye-catching look, other than a thin gold necklace and her matching green phone case.
Making an epic shot from half court this week, Erica Wheeler provides powerful on-court energy for Atlanta’s dream. As a member of the Adidas family, Wheeler wears a complete outfit from the brand’s Y-3 collection. Wheeler wears pink Real Madrid 120th anniversary Y-3 shorts with a simple black cotton jersey logo t-shirt. She chooses a pair of Y-3 Hicho shoes, which bring an unconventional platform sole to a simple Adidas silhouette. Reminding fans of his jersey number, Wheeler also wears an iced out chain with a striking 17 pendant.
As temperatures warm up in New York, Stefanie Dolson incorporates classic hot girl summer accessories into her pre-game outfits. Bandanas with colorful allover prints are a recurring style for Dolson this season, pairing them with square sunglasses and sculpted white hoop earrings. She wears a lime green bustier with a cool cutout to show off her tattoos and skintight ripped jeans. To match his summer vibe, Dolson wears a pair of Nike Air Max Pre-Day, a new pastel-colored sneaker and a new Air window in his sole.
Back at the Seattle Storm, Breanna Stewart channels her MVP status into her pre-game outfits. This week, Stewart wears a Gucci logo cotton jersey sweatshirt over a simple white t-shirt and red striped track pants. After announcing a Puma shoe deal last season, she also wears a pair of Universal OG Puma sneakers with black detailing on the side. Stewart accessorizes with a White Puma Edition shoulder bag from the recent PUMA x Ami collaboration to balance out the bold blue, red and green colors of her outfit.
Standing at 6′ 6″, Azurá Stevens has an impressive wingspan reminiscent of the famous Jumpman pose. She incorporates this legendary basketball symbol into her style through a humorous T-shirt where President Obama is reimagined in this pose. Returning from Chi-town to Obama, this Chicago Sky player also wears an Emerson woven track jacket and matching navy pants from Wilson. To complete his classic athlete look, Stevens adds a contemporary streetwear element with a pair of new BAPE STA low-top trainers in a grey, white and black colourway.
Newly hired WNBA reporter Kirsten Chen writes a lifestyle and fashion column for WNBA.com throughout the season and can be reached on Twitter via @hotgothwriter. The opinions on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the WNBA or its clubs.