If there’s one thing that can bring people together, it’s sports. Around the world, athletes serve as role models both on and off the court. Their influence, however, does not just end with shooting balls or scoring goals. From tennis to basketball, there are several sports influencers that we look up to.
Athletes are also known for their fashion and finesse. If given the chance, most of us would surely try to copy their looks. Want to dress like your favorite athlete? Then take some notes!
- Roger Federer
Winning over twenty Grand Slams, Roger Federer is more than just a sports icon– he is a style icon. In 2016, he was named “The Most Stylish Man” by GQ Magazine. This popularity earned him million-dollar endorsement deals, including one with Rolex.
Through the prodding of his wife, Merka, he began to venture beyond the typical jeans and shirts. His travels to places like Milan and New York further molded his style into what it is today. His signature look is described as effortless and elegant.
While the Swiss superstar athlete is fond of wearing colorful outfits during games, he frequents a more simple and classic style off the court. Federer’s modern look is rarely complete without a luxury watch, such as the Rolex Datejust.
- Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan or “MJ” is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. With six Finals MVPs in the bag, the 6’6 billionaire is an international icon. As indisputable as his prowess in basketball may be, his style was often the subject of many debates.
Despite the ongoing controversy over his fashion choices, his brand and fits in the 90s heavily influence streetwear to this day. With out-of-the-box outfits, Jordan’s style is characterized by loose-fitting bottoms and oversized suits. In an interview with GQ, he revealed that he has a collection of over 150 suits!
The Platinum Rolex Daytona is among the many luxury pieces that adorn his closet. Being an experimental dresser, MJ would play around with different designs, structures, and colorways. His vast array of shoes, suits, berets, and watches is a testament to this.
- Serena Williams
A star on the court and the red carpet, Serena Williams knows how to make heads turn. Winning a total of 23 Grand Slam titles, the American tennis player is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world (Forbes, 2020). Yet, she is known for much more than her impressive awards and power serve.
In 2019, Williams came out with a fashion line that continues to promote body positivity. Part of her collection was a dress that accommodates all body types and sizes. Her on and off-court outfits speak of strength and femininity.
From Nike tennis apparel to elaborate gowns, Serena Williams can do it all. She boldly mixes trends with classic silhouettes when picking an outfit. During an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Serena revealed that her three essential items would have to be a pouch, red lipstick, and her S by Serena leggings.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a world-renowned Portuguese football player. Being one of the top scorers in the history of the game, Ronaldo has gained a vast and loyal fanbase. It is often said that he is one of the best football players of our generation.
While Ronaldo has his favorites, such as Dolce and Gabbana, CR7, and Jacob & Co., he too is fond of experimenting. His sharp fits paired with his sleek hairdo make the iconic style that Ronaldo is widely known for.
While Ronaldo looks good in pretty much everything he wears, his tailored tuxedos and suits are a work of art. Indeed, the football star has captured the hearts of many not just through soccer but through his suave.
- Simone Biles
At the ripe age of 24, Simone Biles already made a name for herself in the world of gymnastics. Breaking Vitaly Scherbo’s record of the gymnast with the most world medals, the young athlete consistently dominates in her field.
Biles’ fashion is not limited to sparkly leotards and tights. Just like every other 20ish year old, she developed a bad habit of online shopping. As she is constantly occupied with training for the next competition, she rarely sees the time to worry about shopping.
When Simone Biles finally finds the time to shop, she likes to stick with the classics and basics. In fact, her go-to’s are shops like American Eagle and Forever 21. So if you want to dress like Simone, then your dreams are right within your grasp!
In A Nutshell
Now that you know the styles and staples of your favorite athletes, you might feel the urge to rush to the nearest mall and spend all your savings. However, half of the outfit is really in the person who wears it.
While you may want to steal (not literally) the closet of your favorite athlete, consider learning from their drive, confidence, and work ethic too! After all, they did not win awards nor earn their name for picking the right shoes.