What to Wear to a Basketball Game

Basketball season is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited. Although watching your team play on TV while munching on game day snacks on the couch is fun, it doesn’t compare to catching a live game. The energy of the crowd is electric and getting to see those history-making slam dunks in real life is something you’ll never forget.

Pumped to catch a live NBA game this season? After you’ve scored tickets, the next step is figuring out your basketball game attire. Don’t worry, we’ve got your outfit situation covered with 14 style picks for ladies and gentlemen that fulfill the three goals a of game day dressing: they’re cool, comfortable, and show off your team spirit. Check them out, below:

Basketball Game Outfit Ideas for the Girls…

Eye-Catching Sneakers

You can never go wrong with rocking a pair of sneakers to a ball game. Bonus points if they’re colorful and eye-catching like this Nike pair. They’re cool, comfortable, and oozing with style.

Boyfriend Jeans

Like we said, comfy and cool is the way to go to a basketball game and these slouchy, distressed jeans are the epitome of laid-back style. Dress them up with a pretty blouse and a pair of pumps for the game.

Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets are all the rage this season and this patterned one is a slam dunk if we do say so ourselves. It looks cool, has a nice satin finish, and is budget-friendly too. Finish the look with a pair of jeans and a choker.


Keep your head warm on the court by topping off your game day look with a chic beanie like these that are perfect for pairing with faux leather pants and a plaid top.

Fancy Top

A silky top is all you need to elevate your basketball game ensemble. We like this ivorty number because of its flowy fit and deep neckline. Pair it with a mini skirt and a white pair of sneakers to complete the sporty chic look.

Crossbody Bag

For game day, a crossbody bag is ideal so your hands will be free to cheer and clap for your favorite team. Stuff all of your essentials (tickets, phone, lipstick) into this statement storage. The bag’s chain shoulder strap really dresses up whatever you wear it with.

Sparkly Watch

No look is complete without a few dazzling accessories. This glitzy, rose gold watch plays double duty. Not only does it tell the time, its thin strap mimics the look of a luxe bracelet.

Basketball Game Outfits for the Guys…

Retro Kicks

For a basketball game, there’s really no better shoe option than a pair of Jordans worn by one of the greatest basketball players of all time. This classic black-and-white pair will go really well with whatever you pair them with on game day and beyond. Rock them with dark jeans and a jersey of your favorite team.

Denim Jacket

Stay warm at the game with this cool denim jacket. It’s lightweight so it won’t bother you while you’re cheering on your team, but the cozy interior will keep you nice and warm. It’s perfect for throwing on over a basketball jersey.

Slim Fit Pants

Just because you’re heading to a basketball game that doesn’t mean you can’t look nice and polished. These slim fit pants are the perfect mix of dressy and casual. Wear them with sneakers and a crew neck sweater or a jersey.

Luxe Cap

If you’re the type of guy that can’t go anywhere without a hat, ditch the basic cap for this fancier version made of wool cashmere. The combination will make your game day outfit look more dressed up without trying too hard.

Basketball Cufflinks

If you’re going to go all out for game day, then be sure to finish off your outfit with these basketball cuff links. Wear them to every game this season and they’ll quickly become your good luck charm.

Team Hoodie

If dressing cozy and casual is more your thing, ditch the jersey for a team hoodie instead. Style it with jeans and sneakers and it’ll keep you warm while showcasing your fandom.

Basketball Socks

Not the face painting, jersey-wearing type? Wish your favorite team good luck during the game in a more subtle way by wearing a cool pair of basketball socks emblazoned with a design of your favorite player.

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