Keep an eye out for these essential style elements as the Las Vegas Aces head into the WNBA Finals.
Entering Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, the Las Vegas Aces have solidified their team personality both on and off the court. They’ve gone viral online for their impressive performance, the collaboration between star players like A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, and Chelsea Gray, and their silly shenanigans in the locker room and beyond. Their bold energy as a team also reflects in their fashion choices, which include bold colors and the hottest sneaker releases. Proving that this team is always going to stay true to themselves, even Coach Becky Hammon brings personality into her professional courtside uniform.
Before watching the WNBA Finals, there are certain style elements that fans can anticipate spotting during games and pre-game tunnel moments. From a fashionable coach to Wilson’s recent achievement of earning the 2022 MVP title, the Las Vegas Aces are channeling their renewed energy into exceptional style. Apart from the people who help this team stand out in the league, there’s a strong sense of camaraderie amongst its players that also reflects in their wardrobes. Studying the team’s most popular apparel and footwear choices, the Las Vegas Aces’ style for this season will always be memorable and marked by the cool aura of making it to the finals.
Seriously Stylish Coach Becky Hammon
A former San Antonio Spurs assistant, Becky Hammon brings iconic energy to her role as the Las Vegas Aces’ Head Coach. While most coaches tend to dress in a stiff, uptight manner, Hammon interprets her professional dress code to include sporty elements like sneakers. Hammon has transformed zip-up hoodies, worn under a blazer, into her go-to outfit for this season, which is a tricky look to pull off, if you haven’t mastered the art of layering. Solidifying her style reputation, Hammon also wears an oversized cross necklace, hoop earrings in a variety of sizes and a black wristwatch.
A’ja Wilson’s New MVP Energy
After helping her team secure their spot in the WNBA Finals, A’ja Wilson was crowned as the 2022 MVP. Although it’s Wilson’s second time earning the important title, she’s been dressing and playing with a rejuvenated energy. Studying Wilson’s most recent pre-game outfits as the 2022 MVP, she’s bringing out sharper, focused outfits and her best designer bags. Previously sharing her passion for custom pieces like jersey dresses, Wilson has also worn multiple custom airbrush t-shirts to further inspire her team during their most crucial games. Every player is showing their best styles, but Wilson’s glow from the MVP title truly shines through.
Next Generation Sports Shorts
It could be the naturally hot desert climate of Las Vegas, but it might also be the natural heat of these players that make sports shorts look so cool. Across players like A’ja Wilson, Jackie Young, Aisha Sheppard, Riquna Williams, and others on the Las Vegas Aces, there have been frequent pre-game outfits built around bold pairs of basketball shorts. Whether they’re paired with crop tops or oversized graphic t-shirts, the new generation of basketball shorts is a wardrobe staple for the Aces. Matching the fresh and fun overall energy of the Aces, these players prove how a casual pair of shorts can make a strong style statement.
Nike Dunk Low “Panda” Sneakers
This season, the most popular footwear choice for pre-game outfits has been Nike Dunk Low “Panda” sneakers. Seen on players like Kelsey Plum, Aisha Sheppard, Iliana Rupert, Sydney Colson, the sneakers’ black and white colorway is easy for dressing up or down. Plum wears these sneakers with her most serious fits for a sporty chic effect, but Colson wears these sneakers with her most relaxed fits for a streetwear-inspired look. Although several Aces players tend to rock Jordans, these Nike Dunk Low’s in this specific colorway are spotted at almost every game.
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.