Ever panicked over what to wear to a basketball game? Taking a tip from courtside celebrity appearances is actually easier than you think. While the sidelines at the NBA have long been a place for cool streetwear debuts, these past few seasons, stars have definitely upped the ante, with the floor appearing more and more like the front row at Fashion Week. This has become a spot for couples to launch their new relationships, à la Emily Ratajkowski and Pete Davidson; the latest fashion trends (think Donald Glover’s MSCHF’s BWD shoes); and standout outerwear like Beyoncé’s embellished jacket or Tinashe’s cow-print coat.
Best-friend duo Justine Skye and Hailey Bieber put together cute matching basketball-game outfits, with Bieber in a Coperni Spring 2023 look including a sleeveless pinstripe vest and low-slung heavyweight cargo pants. She and Skye both covered up with tough leather jackets and added hoop earrings.
From Adele’s glamorous leather Louis Vuitton look at the Los Angeles Lakers’ season opener to Chlöe’s skintight patterned Osman jumpsuit at an Atlanta Hawks game, basketball-game outfits have certainly been elevated to a new level.
Ahead, see some of our favorite courtside ensembles, and get inspiration for what you should wear to a basketball game.
— Additional reporting by Yerin Kim