In the past, athletes often had a reputation for dressing like bums off the field. People that spend so much of their time wearing supplied uniforms and jerseys were never expected to be fashion icons. However, in modern times, many athletes have exceeded expectations and become well-known trendsetters in the fashion industry. Here’s some examples of the world’s most stylish athletes.
Russell Westbrook currently stands at the peak of both the basketball and fashion industries. He has earned his reputation in both spheres and is equally as famous for each side of his personality. On the court he is a basketball phenom, but when he is traveling to and from stadiums for practice and games, the media cannot stop discussing his latest outfits.
Westbrook combines a unique style that is modern and trendy. At times, he can be seen wearing massive shirts with prints and patterns, combined with Nike shoes. At other times he matches colorful suit tops with large hats. Westbrook calls himself “the king of fashion,” a suitable title for someone that has graced the cover of GQ multiple times.
Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. is another athlete that has become synonymous with fashion. His trademark bleached hair has made him instantly recognizable amongst the NFL’s lineup of talented players. He also is known for maintaining a sophisticated style that includes brightly colored suit jackets, ripped jeans, loafers, and lots of gold jewelry. He even collaborated with New York designer David Helwani on a Bloomingdale fashion line called 13 x twenty.
However, all the style in the world won’t keep you relevant as an athlete if the talent isn’t there. Fortunately for Beckham, he continues to excel in the sport of football. Since becoming part of the Cleveland Browns, the team went from 6-10 seasons to 11-5 and are currently the -600 favorites over the Texans on September 19th. This shows that Odell Beckham brings not only his fashion sense to the Browns but, thankfully, also elite football skills.
Lindsey Vonn is a sensational Olympic skier who has won multiple World Cup races and is considered the best female skier of all time. While this is quite the accomplishment in itself, she has also gone on to become very well-known for her fashion since retiring from the sport.
Now, Vonn keeps herself busy by creating unique and eye-catching outfits. Normally, she enjoys incredibly elegant apparel. Long sequin dresses, silk pant suits, and trendy jumpsuits have all been staples in her wardrobe. She even does vogue fashion shoots like the dreamy noir collection she debuted this year.
We simply couldn’t have a list of the most fashionable athletes without mentioning Ronaldo. The soccer superstar has seemingly become synonymous with male fashion and it is one of the big keys to his international fame and massive personal wealth.
His brand, CR7, has extended to include countless pieces of apparel including tight fitted jeans, buttoned shirts, print shorts, and lots of underwear. Ronaldo also has his own fragrance line with many releases, and is an male fashion icon for his many hair trends over the years.
For a prime example of preppy golfing attire, look no further than Justin Thomas the American golfer with numerous tournament wins and a PGA Championship to his name. Thomas mixes classic golfing attire, like pleated slacks and casual golfing shorts, with a new flair like the vest and tie combo he wore at the 2017 US Open. Thomas also had a partnership with Ralph Lauren who certainly recognized his style.
Tennis has a long history of being a very sophisticated and fashionable sport. There is just something about the visors, flowing skirts, and collared shirts that has become so iconic over the centuries that the sport has endured. In the modern version, Roger Federer is often commended for his stylish apparel.
Federer takes a brand-heavy approach to his style that likely comes from his wide group of sponsorships. He is commonly seen sporting brands like Nike and most recently Uniqlo, a Japanese casual apparel brand. When he’s dressed up for an event, Federer prefers tailored suits and bow ties.