FinishLine » Style Icon http://blog.finishline.com Finish Line's Blog Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:10:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Serena Williams: Style Icon http://blog.finishline.com/2014/02/28/serena-williams-style-icon/ http://blog.finishline.com/2014/02/28/serena-williams-style-icon/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:00:26 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=7057 For this edition of Style Icon, we have a seasoned female tennis star whose serve is just as mean as her fashion. She’s won 30 Grand Slam titles, and will go down in history as one of, if not thee, best female tennis player of all time. Serena Williams is known for her unmatched tennis skills, but many also know her for her unique and bold sense of style.

If there is one thing that stands out about Serena’s style, it’s that she is not afraid to do her own thing. Some people aren’t too keen on her fashion sense, but one thing’s for sure, she gets noticed wherever she goes. Whether it’s on the tennis court or on the red carpet, Serena always manages to cause a stir and make headlines for her bold outfit choices.

Skin tight black catsuits, all white trench coats, and denim skirts aren’t typically outfits you would expect to see worn during a tennis match, but Serena does not care one bit about being traditional. On the red carpet, Serena loves to show off her incredibly toned body, and she is never too shy to show a little leg, or a lot for that matter. Short skin tight dresses seem to be her go-to, and whatever she chooses to wear always compliments her athletic body.

Serena & Venus Williams Meet With Melbourne Renegades

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Serena Williams isn’t your typical Style Icon, but her bold outfit choices have certainly changed the way many look at fashion, particularly on the tennis court. She’s not afraid to do her own thing and show off her incredible athletic features, and she will continue to push the boundaries on and off the tennis court, and for that, Serena Williams is nothing less than a Style Icon.

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Style Icon: Chris Paul http://blog.finishline.com/2013/10/31/chris-paul/ http://blog.finishline.com/2013/10/31/chris-paul/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:54:22 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=13529
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We all know that Chris Paul is one smooth fella on the basketball court, but did you know he’s just as smooth off? We’re here to tell you why the 28 year old Jordan Brand athlete is one of the most stylish dudes in the NBA.

But what exactly sets CP3’s style apart from his peers?

For one, CP3 understands the importance of dressing appropriately for the occasion. He is always clean-cut and dapper for formal events, not trying to get too crazy with overly loud colors and accessories. Just simple, classic, and clean.

When he doesn’t have to get all dressed up for an classy event, you can usually spot him sporting the Jumpman.

To or from the gym, you can bet he’ll have on a pair of Jordan basketball shorts and a training shirt. For casual events, you’ll probably see CP3 rocking a semi-tight fitting tee with jeans and his signature sneaks or in a Jordan hoodie with retros.

Chris’s has dialed in his athletic-inspired retro style, and that is why he’s one of our top Style Icons.

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Style Icon: Amar’e Stoudemire http://blog.finishline.com/2013/10/28/style-icon-amare-stoudemire/ http://blog.finishline.com/2013/10/28/style-icon-amare-stoudemire/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:38:08 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=13393 [Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images]

When talking about NBA style icons, you can’t leave Amar’e Stoudemire out of the conversation.

Many consider Amar’e as the best-dressed player in the NBA, and fashion aficionados have been praising his superb taste for years. The Florida native not only knows his men’s fashion, but women’s, too. He actually launched his own women’s fashion line at Macys with Rachel Roy.

Basically, when Amar’e is not focusing on basketball, it’s strictly fashion.

Amar’e’s style is nothing short of tasteful and sophisticated. Unlike many other NBA players, he understands that you don’t have to wear something extremely loud to make a statement. Wearing mainly shades of grey, brown, black, or dark blue, Amar’e’s outfits don’t stand out because of bright colors.

Rather, his outfits are centered around the cuts and patterns, which are a mix of contemporary and classic. The man simply knows what looks good and what doesn’t, which is why you will never catch him having a bad style day.

Amar’e also does an excellent job of adding athletic inspirations to his style. The Nike endorsed athlete doesn’t shy away from pairing sneakers with a blazer, whether he’s in Nike sneakers or something a little more high end. Sometimes, he will utilize accessories to give his outfits a bit more of a sporty touch like some dark shades or a New York Yankees hat.

As much time as Amar’e has had to sit on the sidelines throughout his injury-plagued career, it’s no wonder that he’s perfected his style. He has a keen understanding of what looks good on him, and he doesn’t need to go out on a limb to get people to notice.

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Style Icon: LeBron James http://blog.finishline.com/2013/07/22/style-icon-lebron-james/ http://blog.finishline.com/2013/07/22/style-icon-lebron-james/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:00:16 +0000 http://blog.finishline.com/?p=7508 He’s perhaps the most talked about man in sports, and unquestionably one of the greatest basketball players to ever step foot on the hardwood. It doesn’t matter what city you go to, everyone is talking about LeBron James.

He’s in the public’s eye more so than anyone else in sports, which may be the reason why he always tries to look his best. Everyone knows he’s one of the best in the NBA, but you might not know that he is one of the best dressed men in the league as well.

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One thing about LeBron’s style that sets him apart from other fashionable athletes is his taste. Perhaps it came with the move down to Miami, but you can really tell that LeBron has a taste for the finer things in life. Yes, he’s the wear sunglasses at night type, but can we blame him when cameras are constantly flashing in his face?

As any tasteful dresser knows, there are certain occasions where it’s acceptable to wear certain things, and there are other occasions where it is not. LeBron understands this very well, which is why he is usually the center of attention at whatever event he is attending.

From his casual style of just some cargo shorts, a tee shirt, and a pair of his signature Nike Lebron shoes, to his fine pressed suits at the ESPY Awards, LeBron is never under-dressed or over-dressed. Managing to do that and still stand out can be a very difficult task, but LeBron makes it look effortless.

New photos of LeBron surface on the Internet, in magazines, and on television daily, making him more in the spotlight than any other NBA athlete. Amazingly, nobody ever catches Mr. James looking a mess, and his style is always on point. He seems to know exactly what to wear and where to wear it, and for that, LeBron James is nothing short of a Style Icon.

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