My ratty blue TIMEX watch with the lint-encrusted Velcro strap is rolling over in its landfill grave as I say this, but I am obsessed with the all the new watch trends- from oversized men’s watches to suede bands. Designers are showing a lot of amazing watches that are perfect for adding a refined element to your look while still ranging in styles from glitzy to sophisticated.
I’m pretty convinced that my secret talent is being able to sniff out any Michael Kors accessory from a mile away. Really, it’s quite a gift. It’s because of this uncanny sixth sense that I scoped out this week’s Fashionista and her gorgeous Michael Kors Chronograph Leather Strap watch.
While there aren’t many watches I’ve seen lately and not loved, this one in particular caught my eye. The mahogany-colored leather band is amazing. Not only does the band’s color complement the gold of the watch’s face, but also it’s a color that will work year-round.
On the top of my watch wish-list is the Michael Kors ‘Jet Set’ Bracelet Watch. But while I continue to live on a poor college student budget, the Interchangeable Bezel Boyfriend Watch from ASOS is a really great option. Aside from the interchangeable feature, the chunky strap and oversized face are a great way to embrace the new trends in watch-wearing.
So it’s time to bid adieu to the memories of your seventh grade glow-in-the-dark digital watch and grace your wrist with a sophisticated new timepiece. After all, it’s not too often that you can claim your favorite accessory can be chic, while serving an actual purpose (I’m looking at you, six-inch stilettos.)
Spotted: At the BaselWorld Watch and Jewellry Show (aka the biggest international trade show for watches and jewelry) in Basel, Switzerland big-name designers showed off their most mesmerizing watches. From Ferragamo’s stunning sapphire and mother-of-pearl watch to a glamorous Harry Winston watch decked out in 168 diamonds, the designers definitely impressed.