It’s Almost Football Season! Do You Know What You’re Wearing?
SUMMER IS WINDING down and college football fanatics are gearing up for the start of the season, which kicks off Saturday, Aug. 28. Game Day style is a priority for students, fans, and alum alike. Opt for go-with-everything accessories, and grab a beer at two of the city's top beer gardens.
SO CLUTCH Looking for a stadium or concert venue-approved handbag that isn't boring? Look no further than this agate clutch from Houston-based jewelry designer Christina Greene McAllen. Available in multiple hues, this handbag can be used as a clutch or a crossbody. $36 (was $72!), www.christina-greene.com
GROWN-UP FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS Name bracelets are back in style. So long are the summer camp days where your bunk mates became your new bestie; we're seeing names of partners, children, pet names, and now, your favorite college football team. Add to your gameday stack with these bracelets from Houston-based Em Gem Creations. $15, www.instagram.com/emgemscreations
PURPLE PROS Calling all LSU Tigers or TCU Frogs seeking statement earrings with a bohemian flair. The signature silhouette from Texas-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott in purple amethyst has your name all over them. $69.97 (was $88!), www.kendrascott.com
LONGHORNS VS. SOONERS The Texas-Oklahoma rivalry — one of the best rivalries in all of American college football — dates back to its first meeting in October 1900. Today, people of all ages, babies included, dress up for the annual Red River Showdown. This onesie from a "teacher of tiny humans and maker of all the things" is perfect for even the youngest Longhorn fans. $14, www.etsy.com/shop/overthemooncreationz
BEER ME The ultimate Game Day hotspot is Pitch 25, a beer garden located in Downtown Houston. The warehouse features almost 100 beers on tap, arcade games, indoor and outdoor seating, delicious bar food, and televisions galore. 2120 Walker St., www.facebook.com/pitch25beerpark
LONG BAR DON'T CARE Texas' longest bar (120 feet), located in the Spring Branch/Memorial neighborhood, spotlights a little more than 50 local and Texas-based breweries along with rotating food trucks on the green. Enjoy games in the 10,000-square-foot backyard or cool off inside in the 12,000-square-foot space. 1015 Gessner, www.kirbyicehouse.com