WNBA style rankings: Sue Bird wears stylish image of … Sue Bird

It’s Edition 3 of WNBA style power rankings, and the trends are emerging as are the style stars. We’ve had some regulars on this list, and I’ve been enjoying watching players embrace the tunnel as a means to show off streetwear and beyond.

We’re a few weeks into the summer season. The sunburns are scorching, and the ice cream is melting, so some of the vibes are reflective of that. Thank you, WNBA players, for cooperating with some fun looks that give me a case of severe vacation FOMO and have me ready to hop on a plane.

10. Stef Dolson

 

Dolson cracks this list for giving us summer accessory inspiration. The scarf paired with these sunglasses is giving me all the motivation I need to book a trip to Capri or lounge on a boat in the Mediterranean all summer long. Aperol spritz or San Pelligrino in hand, of course.

9. Ezi Magbegor

 

The ’70s vibes of this Canadian tuxedo are immaculate.

8. Jonquel Jones

Game day fits are the name of the game here, but what about when a player’s method of entrance steals the show? Is that worth adding to the ranking? I mean a Onewheel is an accessory at its very core, is it not? Or at least it is in my convoluted way of thinking. It makes a statement and makes Jones look cool. So yeah, this may be open to interpretation as a style, but the effect is not.

7. Ruthy Hebard

We’re big fans of the leather flare pants and this top. I never partook in hitting up a club during the peak Y2K era but got to watch and feel like an outside participant because of the big screen. Hebard brings it up to date and offers some fun going-out inspiration for our own times.

6. Skylar Diggins-Smith

Diggins-Smith is becoming a consistent presence on this list, and she leaves us asking, how the heck do we only pick one of her outfits for this ranking? I’m going to need her style secrets because the looks are what I strive for: classic but with a twist. Because I need to select only one here, I’m going with a black leather jumpsuit. Jumpsuits may scream “Top Gun,” but in this fabric, it’s all too cool for the Phoenix heat.

5. DiDi Richards

DiDi Richards may not currently be able to play with the Liberty because of injury, but she’s ready to assist and with a fashionable look reminiscent of Daphne from Scooby-Doo. She won’t be stuck on the sideline and left saying “jinkies” in this look. Richards makes a serious case for all of us to buy the nearest scarf or steal one out of grandma’s closet and style it with a cropped top.

4. Arike Ogunbowale

If you photoshop Ogunbowale out of this tunnel and onto a runway, I’d believe it was legit. That’s how hard this picture goes. Ogunbowale just looks so cool with this top featuring Outkast’s André 3000 and Big Boi.

3. Sue Bird

 

It’s pretty badass and a boss move to wear your own face on your own shirt. But then again, Bird is exactly that. And yes, the only acceptable pairing is retro shorts. Sign us up.

2. Destanni Henderson

Immediately humming the “Jaws” theme upon seeing this look, and I wouldn’t be mad if that shark got me and I got to keep this bag. Though the teeth might draw you in, this look keeps getting better and better with closer inspection. Just peep the iconic horror film faces on the shorts. You’re gonna need a bigger closet after scooping up all of Henderson’s pieces.

1. Dearica Hamby

It’s as if Elle Woods and Barbie merged in the present. The result is Hamby’s spandex/latex ensemble. Monochrome. Hot pink. Stretch. Adding in a Louis Vuitton printed basketball purse with a matching color chain is just the perfect little extra. It’s an eye-popping and No. 1-worthy look.

(Photo of Destanni Henderson: Erica Denhoff / Icon Sportswire via Associated Press)

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