NBA Post-season fashion
With the closing of the NBA season we figured it was time to get a woman’s perspective on the post season fashion. Here’s a piece by one of our newest contributors, Jenn D.
As we all know by now, the Miami Heat are once again NBA World Champions. Besides the constant coverage of Lebron James chasing the elusive “ring”, there was another interesting story line throughout the NBA Playoffs…………the fashion choices of the players. There was Lebron’s man purse, Westbrook’s geek chic, Durant’s backpack, but most notable was Dwayne Wade’s pink chinos. Wade’s pants could incite many a debate; one may consider them fashionably incorrect or a dare to be different. While I really wanted to love the way the basketball super- star rocked his bright pink chinos, for me the look fell short. In general, I am impressed with the way Wade has progressed his style; however the problem with his particular look was that it looked inauthentic and failed to communicate his individual style. Wade just ended up looking like a guy that really wanted to rock his Louis Vuitton Yeezy’s (no shade to the Yeezy’s). Don’t get me wrong I love a man that is not afraid to express himself through fashion. For example, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate what Andre 3000 can do with an ascot and suspenders. The amazing thing about Andre 3000 is that he pulls off every ensemble with confidence and a self assurance that lets you know he owns his look.
Wade seemed to have fallen victim to a problem many of us fashion enthusiast face at some point when dressing ourselves……….expressing our own personal style and individuality. Sometimes in chasing the latest trends and fads, our own personal style can be lost in translation, and before we know it our look is wearing us. Fashion is one of the purest forms of self expression, however no look is complete until it connects with who you are as a person. No matter what you are into, any look becomes wearable art when it captures an element that is uniquely and wonderfully you. If you are feeling your look, who cares what anyone else thinks? The bottom line is: the moment you focus on dressing for someone else you have automatically become a fashion victim, no matter how fly the look.