2018-2019 NBA Fashion Trend

The NBA season has just ended with the Toronto Raptors crowned as the 2018-2019 season NBA champions. This season has been filled with lots of fashion trends that range from plaid pants to heavy leather.  Some players looked very fit and fashionable while others’ outfits looked humorous. So today, I will explain four fashion trends of the 2018-2019 NBA season.

1. Monochromatic Colored Clothing- Another popular trend in the NBA this year was the wearing of Monochromatic Colors. Ways that players wore these very bright attire was wearing it as a hoodie, shirt, and etc. Players wear these monochromatic clothing to stand out and look fashionable. Below, we is Washington Wizards star point guard John Wall looking very clean with a bright pink hoodie over his long sleeved jean jacket.

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2. Non-NBA Related Sports Merchandise – Over the years, many players have been spotted wearing non-NBA related jerseys. Players wear these to represent their college athletic team, or their high school team, In addition, players are spotted wearing merchandise of their favorite NFL, MLB, or NHL team or player.  Below is the Golden State Warriors’ star player Draymond Green representing his school, Michigan State University.

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3. Formal Suits – NBA players this year have worn suits to look very professional. Suits are commonly used in NBA games such as during the NBA postseason, finals, draft, or the awards ceremony. The NBA has also made coaches wear suits with a tie to make them look formal. In addition, the trend of suits is very common if a certain player is not allowed to play because of conditions like an injury. Below is the Golden State Warriors’ center, DeMarcus Cousins wearing a suit while sidelined with an injury. 

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4. Coats Over Hoodies – NBA players have worn coats over hoodies before their game, or during their game. This is a recent trend that has not been very popular until the 2018-2019 season. The coat and hoodie combination keeps the player warm and comfortable. Players that were not able to play have been seen wearing coats over hoodies in a mannerly way. Most coats or hoodies are not very loud in fashion and are very basic. Below is the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James wearing his black coat over his white hoodie.

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These are the NBA fashion trends of the 2018-2019 season. It was very interesting and fun to examine how NBA players dress up for their games. It is important that NBA players get to wear any kind of clothing for an NBA game. I know that there will be more fascinating fashion trends next year in the 2019-2020 NBA season.

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