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Tunnel Vision: 3 NBA Fashion Trends You Can Easily Hop On

If you’re looking to spice up your style game, there’s no better magazine to find inspiration from than the NBA fashion trends spotted in the tunnel.

From neutral to vibrant colors, from preppy to trendy looks, and from subtle to bold styles — NBA players can rock just about any look. And lucky for us, they love to show it off.

These are three NBA trends we’ve been noticing from some of the stars this season that you can easily add to your style.

Classic Varsity

Whether in solid colors or dressed with statement patches, varsity jackets are timeless and are one of the constant NBA fashion trends. Having one (or several) in your closet means adding vibrance to any outfit or dressing up any simple look with just one piece.

Ben Simmons, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lebron James, and Jayson Tatum love the patchwork on their varsity jackets.

From Ben Simmons’ Instagram.
From Shai’s Instagram.
From Lebron James’ Instagram.
From Jayson Tatum’s (rightmost) Instagram.
The All-Black Look

It’s pretty rare to see an NBA gameday go by without seeing at least one player walking through the tunnel in an all-black outfit. It’s one of the biggest NBA fashion trends.

And honestly, we can’t blame them, because you can never go wrong with this staple look.

An all-black outfit — from tops to bottoms, from accessories to shoes — will always be in trend. And chances are, you already have all the pieces you need to pull it off in your closet. Bonus points if you take this simple, sleek look to the next level with layers, like these NBA players.

From Zion Williamson’s Instagram.
From Jaygyup’s Instagram.
From Tobias Harris’ Instagram.
From Ben Simmons’ Instagram.
Printed (or Painted) Pants

Finally, if you’re looking to get more experimental and courageous with your style, try adding a pair of statement pants to your rotation.

Many NBA players have been strutting down the tunnel in eye-catching pants, with prints or paint styles running down the legs. The best part? You can create your own designs by just printing or painting on clothes you already own — now you have a one-of-a-kind piece.

Check out how Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Jaylen Brown, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Kelly Oubre Jr. are pulling off this bold trend.

From Thanasis Antetokounmpo’s Instagram.
From Jaylen Brown’s Instagram.
From Shai’s Instagram.
From Kelly Oubre Jr.’s Instagram.

Which trend are you hopping on first?

Banner images from Jaylen Brown, Lebron James, and Tobias Harris on Instagram.

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