The WNBA players are holding it down in their home courts with serious style and adding neon colors into their summer fashion.
As the WNBA season progresses, each game becomes an opportunity for exhilarating news. This week’s schedule introduced the end to an impressive seven-game winning streak and multiple players with outfits dominated by neon green garments. If a game’s geographical location influences fashion, it seems like games in Los Angeles inspire players to rock their brightest colors.
In the sixth edition of “The W in Designer: Flyest Fits of the Week,” multiple players pay tribute to the history of the W, like San Antonio Stars player Nikki McCray, through clothing. Other players are holding it down at their home courts while wearing graphic T-shirts and local designers to give a shoutout to their city. As some rookies start to make an impact on their teams, returning veterans are approaching pre-game fashion with a true champion’s mindset, and the designer drip to match it.
After moving to Los Angeles, Lexie Brown integrates West Coast swag into her personal sense of style. She wears a bright “Viva LA Mamba” DEDICA8D set by designer Carlamar Jackson, which depicts a tropical tribute to Kobe Bryant. Her shorts include a unique logo that combines a snake with the interlocking letters of LA. Brown is also an athlete for Reebok, and her pair of rare BAPE x Reebok Club C sneakers prove her loyalty to the basketball brand. To stay cool in the summer’s heat, she wears a rectangular pair of Gucci sunglasses.
It’s safe to say A’ja has balled out for the Aces this season, as she’s notched multiple “WNBA Players of Week” awards already this season. Perhaps Wilson finds her power by referencing basketball legends in her outfits, as in the past she’s rocked Damien Lilliard merchandise and a Dawn Staley jersey. This week, she pays homage to former San Antonio Stars player Nikki McCray with their silver Stars jersey. Repping McCray’s 15 jersey number in a unique dress that Jersey Jax customized, Wilson dresses up the metallic look with strappy black heels and an oversized Louis Vuitton handbag.
Dallas Wings player Kayla Thornton shows her team love by integrating its electrifying colors into her pre-game outfit. Wearing a Nike Women’s Sportswear Essential Ribbed Dress in an Atomic Green color, Thornton looks comfortable and chic in this sporty number. She plays up the performance-ready aesthetic of her dress by pairing it with white crew socks and a pair of deconstructed Nike Blazer sneakers in a cream color. Thornton doesn’t need many accessories to complete her eye-catching look, apart from a thin gold necklace and her matching green phone case.
Making an epic shot from halfcourt this week, Erica Wheeler provides powerful on-court energy for the Atlanta Dream. As part of the Adidas family, Wheeler is rocking a complete outfit from the brand’s Y-3 collection. Wheeler wears a pair of pink Y-3 Real Madrid 120th Anniversary shorts with a simple black Logo-Print Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt. She picks a pair of Y-3 Hicho shoes, which bring an unconventional platform sole to a simple Adidas silhouette. Reminding fans of her jersey number, Wheeler also wears an icy chain with a striking 17 pendant.
With temperatures heating up in New York City, Stefanie Dolson is channeling classic hot girl summer accessories into her pre-game fits. This season, bandanas with colorful all-over prints are a recurring style for Dolson, which she’s paired with square-shaped sunglasses and white, sculpted hoop earrings. She wears a lime green bustier with a cool cut-out to show off her tattoos and form-fitting ripped jeans. To match her summer vibe, Dolson is wearing a pair of the Nike Air Max Pre-Day, a new sneaker in pastel colors, and a new Air window in its sole.
Returning to the Seattle Storm, Breanna Stewart is channeling 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 during the last season, she also wears a pair of Universal OG Trainers Puma with black details on the side. Stewart accessorizes with a White Puma Edition Shoulder Bag from the recent PUMA x Ami collaboration to balance the bold blue, red, and green colors in her outfit.
Standing at 6′ 6″, Azurá Stevens has an impressive wingspan reminiscent of the world-famous Jumpman pose. She incorporates this legendary basketball symbol into her style through a humorous T-shirt where President Obama is reimagined in that pose. Repping Chi-town through Obama, this Chicago Sky player also wears an Emerson Woven Track Jacket and matching navy pants from Wilson. To complete her classic athlete’s look, Stevens adds an element of contemporary streetwear with a pair of new BAPE STA low-top sneakers in a grey, white and black colorway.
Newly hired WNBA reporter Kirsten Chen writes a lifestyle & fashion column on WNBA.com throughout the season and can be reached on Twitter through @hotgothwriter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the WNBA or its clubs.