Professional athletes are quickly becoming fashion’s new superstars.Thanks to their killer personal style, some of the biggest names in sports are scoring major ad campaigns, magazine covers and collaborations.
So, it’s no surprise that Sports Illustrated has taken notice. The weekly publication decided to celebrate those satorially savvy ballers and ballettes in its lastest issue deemed “Fashionable 50.”
As you can see, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook looks amazing as he graces one of the four covers in an eye-catching leopard coat. The other three covers feature New York Giant wide reciever Victor Cruz (who snagged the #1 spot on the glossy’s oh-so-stylish ranking), Swin Cash of New York Liberty and Von Miller of the Denver Broncos.
A few more familar names made the list, like Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, Tyson Chandler of the Phoenix Suns and Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. And, of course, there were several ladies that made the list, such as tennis phenom Serena Williams, Skyler Diggins fo the Dallas Wings, Swin Cash of New York Liberty, and American Ballet Theatre principle ballerina Misty Copeland.
The panel of judges that complied the ranking included supermodel Chanel Iman, InStyle’s Fashion Director Melissa Rubini, and Rachel Johnson, CEO at Thomas Faison Agency, just to name a few.
Head over to Sports Illustrated to see the complete “Fashionable 50” list and tell us who you think is the most stylish in the comments section below.