No one can assemble an outfit like he can.
There are few professional athletes that can rock a pair of Versace loafers or denim overalls and look as polished and just plain cool as DeAndre Hopkins. The Texans wide receiver graciously let us visit his Houston home in order to dig through a truly epic closet, where we discovered his love for wacky but comfortable sneakers and an affinity for scouring under-the-radar vintage shops in Paris. (Honestly, same.) Once our afternoon with the football star was over, we left with three of his best styling tips, which we’ll definitely be incorporating into our 2019 wardrobes in hopes of channeling his sartorial expertise. Check out 15 must-have pieces inspired by Hopkins’ style below.
1. Invest in a leather jacket
Although Hopkins plays in sunny and scorching Texas, he’s often on the road visiting colder cities, so a stylish leather jacket is a must. You can’t go wrong with any of these styles.
2. The weirder the sneaker, the better
Hopkins told us that the sneaker that everyone else thinks is too out-there is always the one he picks up, as long as it’s comfortable. Scope out those styles that no one else will have for a unique footwear collection.
3. Don’t be afraid of color
Whether it’s a pastel tie-dye sweatshirt (and matching tee and sneakers) or a series of technicolor knits, Hopkins is never one to shy away from vivid color in his wardrobe. If you’re worried about wearing head-to-toe neon, start with a subtle pop in the form of an accessory or bag, and work your way up.