NBA Draft Style- Top Trends Past & Present

Last night at 2016 NBA Draft we watched the dreams of young men come true. Not only were we watching that, everyone was DEF paying attention to their threads. Of course the NBA’s newest players want to make a statement on the court and last night they made fashion statements as well.

We’re going to show you the top trends from last night, as well as a throwback of how the trend was done during past NBA Drafts. 

1. Two-toned
It's more fun sporting a two-toned look and some players yesterday rocked the trend to perfection! 

Now:
2016- Round 1/ 4th Pick: Dragan Bender (Styled by LW Branding)

2016- Round 1/ 20th Pick: Caris LeVert (Styled by LW Branding)


Then:
2015- Round 1/ 2nd Pick: D’Angelo Russell

1989- Round 1/ 26th Pick: Vlade Divac


2. Accessories- Bowties and tings!
Adding an accessory can either make or break your look. With the wrong selction, your ensemble can go from fab to drab. Last night, some players added personal touches to their looks making them standout from the crowd. 

Now:
2016- Round 1/ 5th Pick: Kris Dunn (Custom Jacket and Gucci Glitter Web Sneakers with studs)

2016-  Round 1/ 14th Pick: Denzel Valentine (Personalized Stance Socks with his face on them!)

Then:
1984- Round 1/ 1st  Pick: Hakeem Olajuwon


2007- Round 1/ 9th Pick: Joakim Noah

3. White
It doesn't have to be your wedding day to wear all-white. These athletes below rocked the trend to a 't' keeping their look 'so fresh, so clean.' Even though, LeBron's suit is 10 times his actual size, for the time it was in style. GIVE HIM A BREAK! 

Now:
2016- Round 1/ 6th Pick: Buddy Hield

Then:
2003- Round 1/ 1st Pick: LeBron James

1997- Round 1/ 7th Pick: Tim Thomas

4. Statement Jackets
Nothing says 'I've Made It" like a standout jacket. Thank GOD these players opted to pair their jackets with a neutral pant to keep the look chic. Too bad Jalen Rose didn't get the memo back in the 90s.  

Now:
2016- Round 1/ 2nd Pick:  Brandon Ingram (Styled by Elevee Lifestyle)


2016- Round 2/ 51st Pick: Ben Bentil (Styled by ALBA)

Then:
2014- Round 1/ 1st Pick: Andrew Wiggins

1994- Round 1/ 13th Pick: Jalen Rose

5. Colour My World
Who doesn't like colour? Of course we're not saying to go out wearing every colour in the rainbow, but it's always nice to throw a splash of colour here and there. Over the past few years, NBA Draft Day fashion has really evolved, but one thing is clear, colour is here to stay. 

Now:
NBA Draft Class 2016
It seemed the players were it pretty safe when it came to choice of colour for their suits. Many opted for navy blues, grays, and a wine colour. There were about seven guys who rocked a deep red, plum coloured suit for the night. Even though the colours weren't in your face, the subtle colour hues really looked amazing on the guys. 

Then:
NBA Draft Class 2015
Compared to the Draft Class of 2016, it was a totally different story for the now NBA sophomores. In 2015, there were bright reds and blue hues all over Draft the stage, plus Rondae Hollis-Jefferson wore black and red plaid pants! Talk about colour.

Here’s a closer look at all the looks from last night! Congrats guys! 

The Best Sneakers of the 2016 NBA Playoffs

Of course there have been many memorable moments during this year's NBA Playoffs. Off the court, the post game press conference comments are def meme worthy and on the court the Warriors and Cavs continue to dominate. But what about NBA fashion moments? Well Russell's style section turned some heads and the self-proclaimed 'fashion king' came dressed to impress every game.

When it comes to fashion on the hardwood, the players took their kick game very seriously and Complex put together a video of the best sneakers during the 2016 NBA Playoffs. From LeBron James to DeMar DeRozan to Kevin Durant there were many exclusive kicks worn by the NBA elite. So far the kicks have been crazy, but we can't wait to see what the Finals bring. 

Get the Look: NBA Playoffs Edition

1. J.R. Smith
After the Cleveland Cavaliers epic game 2 win over the Atalanta Hawks, J.R. Smith was spotted in a $270 Palm Angels USA Flag Print Sweatshirt and a  $9,550 Cartier Love Necklace. 

2. Dwyane Wade
Again a stylish look from D.Wade, this time during round 2 of the NBA Playoffs against the Raptors. Here he is at the post-game press conference rocking a $3,750 Valentino Funky Dragon Souvenir Jacket

3. Draymond Green
Looking dapper, Draymond headed into game to rocking a a DSqaured2 shirt with a customer-made Vick-Michel x Vanquish Bespoke Suite and Ferragamo dress shoes. 

Get The Look: NBA Playoffs Edition

1. Dwyane Wade

After winning Game 7, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade was nothing but smiles at the post-game press conference in a $1015 Balmain Union Jack Linen Printed Sweater. The black and beige sweater features four gold-coloured embossed metal buttons at shoulder, ribbed edges and intentionally distressed areas. Tres chic D. Wade. Can't wait to see what he wears in Toronto for Round 2.  

 

2. Russell Westbrook

Stepping into the Western Conference Semi-Finals in style, Russell westbrook opted for a full denim-on-denim look. He was seen walking into the AT&T Center sporting a $228 Bachar Collection Mobay Construct Original shirt with light denim jeans. The handmade shirt took about 10 hours to complete and features five type raw denim construction with raw tattered hems. It was inspired by Montego Bay's landscape of water, sand & lush botanical life.

Style Jock x All-Star TO

This NBA All-Star Weekend Style Jock will be LIVE from Toronto bringing you all the details on NBA style and fashion from the league's biggest stars. 

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Inside NBA All-Star Style with Steph Curry

    
With All-Star Weekend in Toronto in full swing the athletes have so much to prepare for the weekend. Ever wonder what's in the mind of NBA players when they are choosing their looks for the eventful weekend? Well Bleacher Report's Lance Fresh, had a chance to chat with Steph Curry and his stylist Sheraine Robinson about his style.

Take a look at the candid and fun fitting.