The playoffs are looming, and Houston is making a run for it – time to update your fan gear and pair that Astros star with the latest trends!
NOTE: I wrote this post a few days before Harvey devastated parts of Texas, and felt it best to hold off on posting out of respect for the people of Houston. To help with the ongoing recover efforts, please visit the following links to donate (Red Cross, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Houston Humane Society) and support local businesses (like the jewelry makers featured below) when they’re back up and running! Much love, Houston – stay strong!
Even though the summer is wrapping up, the Texas heat isn’t ready to let up, and, hopefully, neither are the Houston Astros. Staying styled for the win this year is super simple, thanks to a wave of 90’s fashion making a resurgence, so stick close, and let’s break down this fabulous gameday outfit!
One of the most prevalent, and versatile, trends this year is the basic crew-neck t-shirt. You’ve seen it everywhere and mixed with everything from runway ready wear to athleisure, but the biggest standout for me is the revival of the tee-under-slip-dress look. Because women’s sports apparel is currently sold most often as v-neck tees, it did take a bit of digging to find a good crew-neck. Luckily, I happened upon one that incorporated a late 70’s era style sleeve striping, which also saw a return to popularity in the late 90’s as well – perfect! Atop this perfect team tee, I layered on a spaghetti strap dress in the team’s navy, which you can wear in any length you prefer (I stuck with a summery, shorter option.)
To balance the perfect mix of sporty and dressy with this ensemble, I added in a tidy, tweed-look Astros hat as well as some fantastic locally-made jewelry. I selected a stone-accented choker (again, 90’s fad revived!), delicate drop earrings, and an intricate gold filigree ring, all made by various, talented Houston artisans. An orange mini-bag accents this look with another pop of ‘Stros orange, and I found the perfect bag charm as a navy rocket to whip in the space-program origins of the team’s name. Houston – we have some serious style!
You may be wary of the footwear I paired with this outfit, and you’re not alone – I was initially as well. I’m of the ilk of folks that generally avoid sneakers at all costs, save for hitting the gym. Fortunately, sporty kicks like these have been deemed worthy by the fashion-elite this year, and I intend on indulging in this blissfully comfortable trend for as long as this trend lasts. The pair of sneakers I decided on level out the look with a clean shade of grey that coordinates with the Astros hat, as well as a highlight of gold that brings out the jewelry selection. These shoes complete the perfect blend of comfort, on-trend style, and, most importantly, Houston Astros pride, so wear them well, and with the confidence that you’re #StyledForTheWin!