Whether you’re a sideline Olympian or an amateur athlete, we’ve picked the four Summer Olympic sports that call up the best accessories and accoutrements. Go, USA!
Everlast fight gloves also make great table sculpture; $150, at everlast.com. Look like a knockout in 3.1 Philip Lim Ka-Pow sweater; $425, at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom. Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Performance shorts $75, at the Adidas boutique, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom. Josie Natori Lolita wrap silk robe $395, at Neiman Marcus. Nathan Dube Splatter pin $450, at Asher Gallery at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Title Boxing speed rope $20, at titleboxing.com.
Be a Knockout:
Savarese Fight Fit Gym. Doctors, lawyers, priests and socialites alike are working it out in the ring these days at this under-the-radar boxing gym located near Toyota Center. 1612 Austin St., 713.658.0299; savaresepromotions.com.
Don’t be rudderless. Sport Sperry Top-Sider patent-leather boat shoes; $90, at the Sperry
Top-Sider boutique, Nordstrom. Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain UV Face Protector $25.50, at the Kiehl’s Since 1851 boutique. Rolex’s latest Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master $11,550, available this fall at Deutsch & Deutsch, I W Marks Jewelers. The North Face K jacket $190, at Luke’s Locker, Whole Earth Provision Company. Salvatore Ferragamo striped shirt $590, sailor pants $1,035, and handbag $1,650, all at the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique. Polo Ralph Lauren Team USA tote $165, at the Ralph Lauren boutique.
Put the Wind in Your Sail:
Join and set sail from the Houston Yacht Club, Lakewood Yacht Club, Texas Corinthian or Seabrook Sailing Club, all located southeast of Houston. Each hosts its own regattas; some of the top competitions are the Leukemia Cup, the National Offshore One Design and the Elissa Regatta. houstonyachtclub.com; lakewoodyachtclub.com; tcyc.org; seabrook-sailing.org.
From double trap to Olympic skeet, be on target with Equipment’s signature silk blouse; $208, at Cotton Club, Dimensions, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies. Alexandra Knight alligator shell bag $3,500 (monogram extra), at alexandraknightonline.com. Bullet Girl 24K gold-plated bullet bracelet $600, at Sloan/Hall. Fire away with Beretta’s DT10 Trident Trap Combo firearm $11,450, at Carter’s Country, Collectors Firearms. Michael Kors camouflage, at the Michael Kors boutique.
Greater Houston Gun Club. Skeet, trap, five stand and sporting clays venues are available at this top-notch gun club. 6700 McHard Road, 281.437.6025; greaterhoustongunclub.com.
American Shooting Center. Get a feel for the sport without committing to join a club; make a reservation to take lessons or just fire a few rounds. 16500 Westheimer Road, 281.556.8199;
Canter — don’t trot — to scoop up chic tailored jackets and beautiful boots to wear in and out of the arena. This haute école Hermès riding jacket is perfect for the Spanish walk; $1,575, at the Hermès boutique. Hermès Quadrige blanket $3,850, at the Hermès boutique. For a perfect piaffe, Gucci Victoria flat riding boots $17,950, at the Gucci boutique. Chanel riding hat tops off a pirouette; price upon request, at the Chanel boutique. David Yurman agate horse ring $650, at the David Yurman boutique, Neiman Marcus.
Feel the Rein:
Houston Polo Club. Learn the art of dressage and other riding disciplines with Merrily Quincoces at the Houston Polo Club Riding School: 26 acres bordering Memorial Park. 8552 Memorial Dr., 832.567.3202; ridinglessons@thehouston poloclub.com.