Call this our post-season fashion assist.
Photo: Andrew Farrar/adidas/Renowned Clothing/Society6/Stance Socks/Elaine Arsenault
And just like that, it's over. After months and months of Playoff games, the Miami Heat have defeated the San Antonio Spurs, clinching the 2013 NBA Finals championship, meaning back-to-back wins for the franchise and stars LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade. Last night was all screams and popping bottles and high fives, but now, as die-hard NBA fans, today brings the cruel reality that we now have to wait until mid-October for the next league game and season. *SIGH* The good news is: just as fashion is growing in popularity amongst the hoops crowd, basketball is also catching on in the fashion world. In an effort to help all our style savvy Spalding fans through the off-season, our latest crop of "Stan Swag" is dedicated to the National Basketball Association.
The Rodnick Band revealed in May that the label has teamed up with Peanuts for a very special capsule collection. The clothes won't be available until September (only a little sooner than the new '13-'14 season, but well worth the wait), and we couldn't be more amped on it. Specifically this basketball Marcy print dress. Genius. What's more, we'd totally wear it with these giant letter-block Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals sneakers not just because they give classic high-tops a quirky, modern twist but also because adidas is the official uniform sponsor for the NBA.
We've already infused our fair share of jerseys into everyday wear (mostly throwback Kobe Bryant circa #8 and Allen Iverson for this girl), but we also like the idea (and look!) of FASHUN jerseys like this gold chain print one from Renowned Clothing. Even better, it's customizable!
If you're more in the market for accessories that you can tote with you all day every day, there are always basketball-themed iPhone cases like this hardwood court number we found at Society6. Sure, you could get a galaxy print Jumpman case or something plastered with your favorite team, but we like this case's subtlety and simplicity and that it reminds us of coach clipboards. Looking for a bigger statement? Look no further than this Elain Arsenault shopping bag which isn't just the same Spalding orange hue, it's made of the same dotted basketball material!
Finally, we'd be remiss to put together a round-up like this without mentioning the Stance Socks NBA Legends collection. The line features screen-print action shots of basketball greats from Julius Erving to Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird to Hakeem Olajuwon, but our favorite is undoubtedly House Of Style veteran Dennis Rodman.
Hang in there, hoops fans! At least we still have the Draft next week!