They don't have to be a necessity - they should be a luxury. Telling the time is secondary to tracking the trend with these timepieces that keep the pace during your time off.
For some of us, watches aren’t a fashion afterthought only worn for their functionality; they are a necessary off-duty accessory. And with the new trends in time keepers including loads of colour, sleek tech lines, exciting straps and plenty of detail, we’re marking the humble watch as the 2017 accessory to, well, watch!
Here’s the Stylizen pick of the strongest six styles that not only tell the time but mark the trends.
Colour is a big thing this year, whether it be in a neon tote or a trainer with vibrant detail. When it comes to watches, all over washes are a huge trend, taking the timekeeper into real accessory territory. This matte violet analogue style is the stuff of dreams with its custom stainless steel core encased in custom-made molded polycarbonate. Water Resistant for 100m, we can see this one working seaside for the long haul this summer!
Nixon Time Teller P Watch, $99.99, available at SurfStitch.
Rose Gold was the gilt pleasure of 2016, in jewellery and even hair highlights. Coming into 2017, it’s the wash watches are best worn in. The master of design, Michael Kors, brings us the Blair Watch in all its rose gold glory. Clear pave crystal insets on rose gold round bezel bedazzle in this piece that mixes a little bit of business aesthetics with a whole lot of pleasure.
Michael Kors Blair Watch, $399, available at David Jones.
The Tech Watch has been a big fashion win for a while, so we’re pleased to see a new design round out the year and herald in a new trend to try. The Tide watch is the world’s first GPS surf watch which can track every wave surfed with assisted GPS. Never been to the beach? Who cares! When fashion is involved, the function is a side note. This unisex style is sure to up your action-girl game even when you’re nowhere near the sand. Like, ever.
Rip Curl The Search GPS Watch, $499.99, available at SurfStitch.
Full of holiday season frivolity, this Fossil watch – inspired by the night sky – will add a striking light to any outfit, from dinner date to dancefloor. Featuring a greystone leather strap accentuated with a shimmering detailed dial, it’s a contemporary party starter for the girl that’s hooked on the classics.
Fossil Jacqueline Three-Hand Graystone Leather Watch,
$199 now $139.30, available at Fossil.
Change your mind like you change your shoes? Then this is the watch for you, bringing luxurious materials and signature design that transforms any wrist from simple to chic. Add a charm or change the band. Either way, you’ll never get bored of your watch, no matter what you’re working it back with.
Fossil Georgia Three-Hand Leather Watch and Charm Box Set, $
299 now $179.40, available at Fossil.
Wine is the new shade in watches. Blending elegance with androgyny, wine and aubergine watches are set to take centre stage in 2017 when it comes to the most talked about tone in timekeepers. I love this style with crisp white and denim for day and in the evening, paired back with all black it provides a brilliant statement.
Fossil Original Boyfriend Sport Chronograph Wine Leather Watch, $249, available at Fossil.
What watches styles are you shopping this summer?