The Astros Are in the ALCS, and You Can Cheer Them on in Style!

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THE HOUSTON ASTROS destroyed the White Sox yesterday, advancing to the American League Championship Series for the fifth straight year. The World Series is surely up next! While a team jersey is always a foolproof option for showing support, we challenge you to get creative with your outfits. Orange and blue are directly opposite on the color wheel, so you won't have trouble finding these complementary hues when shopping.


FEMININE AND FLIRTY The Latina-owned online boutique knocked it out of the park with the Carmen top. Handmade by Mexican artisans, the long-sleeve denim is beautifully accented with orange embroidery. $185, margaritamercantile.com

SPACE OUT Weave Diversity Clothing's unisex tee Space City Baseball team into your Astros collection. One more won't hurt. $25, diverscityclothingco.com

ENOUGH SAID Hou vs. The World. Say no more. $30, stateline-designs.myshopify.com

MAKE YOUR POINT Celebrate the Houston Astros with a timeless needlepoint belt. Shop this design at Memorial-area boutique Pretty Please. $175, prettypleasehouston.com

VINTAGE BLING David Yurman's signature cable bracelet is easily recognizable. This estate piece from 2010 features lapis and coral making it the ideal accessory for any Astros fan. $9,850, tenenbaumjewelers.com

EAR WE GO! Deck out your ears in an updated style of a Kendra Scott favorite. Shop the Tessa Stud earrings in Papaya Mother of Pearl online or in storefronts around Houston. On sale for $24.48, originally $48!, kendrascott.com

WRIST LIST Clay polymer name bracelets are all the rage right now. Personalize them as you please from this Houstonian's Etsy shop. $15, etsy.com/shop/emgemscreations

GIMME SUGAR Sugar cookies, that is. Here's the most delicious way to root for the 'Stros. Dessert Gallery offers these perfect additions to your game-day party spread! dessertgallery.com/

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