Kristina Valdez | A&L Editor
Football season presents a challenge for non-freshman ladies: How do you find the most comfortable and chic gameday outfit? If you are a freshman, you have the option of just slipping on that bright Baylor Line jersey and focusing on how not to fall while running the field. With so many green and gold color combinations and different ways to style up a button-down mini skirt, you need have a few Waco boutiques saved into your maps for when you make that last-minute shopping trip the day of the game.
Fox & Gray | 300 S. 6th St., Unit D
This women’s clothing boutique opened June 1 in the newly renovated Mary Avenue Market near The Silos. The store stays true to its historic character with its brick walls and industrial feel. Inside, you can find bright yellow rompers with sassy pussycat bows and a gold miniskirt that laces in the front. The rack of gameday clothing will make any Baylor fan’s heart leap with excitement. There are also fall options for when the weather finally turns chilly, conducive for the football season. Fox & Gray is open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Roots Boutique | 201 S. 2nd St.
With their Instagram-worthy grass wall and Californian vintage style décor, it is no wonder why Roots was voted as one of the best clothing boutiques in Texas in 2013 by Shop Across Texas. The eccentric display inside caters to a simple, boho chic style of clothing. For gameday, you can mix-and-match flowy shorts in green and mustard yellow with soft tees or pair a variety of green dresses with your cowboy boots. Roots boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Mainstream Boutique of Waco | 600 Franklin Ave.
Founder Maria Denicola built this multimillion-dollar business from her home’s basement. Denicola combined her love for fashion and women with her experience in the corporate and fashion industry. Mainstream Boutique of Waco is one of 22 stores across the country and we are lucky have one of our very own not far from campus. Get creative with this store’s options of green and yellow attire for a gameday look that is specifically yours.
Ricochet Boutique | 2428 W. Loop 340
Just as the store’s name means to boomerang, we’ll be coming back over and over for Ricochet’s gameday collection. Ricochet has creative nicknames for its dresses and sweaters, like “Down by the Brazos” or “Chillin’ in Collins,” that reflect Baylor’s spirit and traditions.