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