Of all the essential accessories out there, the watch is probably the most underrated, as people tend think of it as a merely functional piece. We feel quite differently, however, and believe that when chosen correctly, a timepiece can actually highlight your individual sensibilities while adding an element of sophistication to your look. As part of your everyday wardrobe, it’s important to invest in the right ticker, which is why we’re showcasing some of the season’s chicest styles, from oversized menswear iterations to colored versions, in today’s Market Watch roundup.
We love the vintage Rolex Ashley Olsen wore with a shirt by The Row and vintage Chanel skirt at the J. Mendel S/S 13 show during NYFW. Worn alone, the menswear-inspired timepiece works overtime as a chic bracelet. Opting for a slimmer style with a textured leather strap, Rooney Mara caught our eye while filming on location in New York last year. The watch’s minimal design and subtle embossed detailing works well with casual pieces, but is elegant enough to transition as an evening piece too.
A neon-hued watch, whether sporty or sleek, is the perfect complement to an eclectic mix of bangles. Show off your playful side by wearing it with matching prints.
Adidas Originals Seoul Digital Watch ($85) in Royal Blue
Roxy Prism Watch ($55)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Henry Dinky 21MM Watch ($150)
Slim, reptile-embossed leather straps exude ladylike chicness, and pair well with everything from a flowydaytime frock to a preppy cashmere sweater.
Timex 1600 Watch ($195)
La Mer Collections Vintage Oversized Watch ($88)
Fossil Stella Leather Watch ($115) in Snake Print
We borrow everything else from the boys, so why not embrace their flashy timepieces too? Juxtapose the masculine design with a silky bow-tie blouse.
Michael Kors Oversize Stainless Steel Lexington Chronograph Watch ($250)
Nixon The Camden Chrono Watch ($450)
ASOS Expander Boyfriend Watch ($44)
A subtly glamorous watch embellished with crystals or a gold-plated bow makes an elegant addition to a formal evening look.
kate spade new york Carlyle Bracelet ($225)
Juicy Couture Marianne Diamante Bracelet Watch ($250)—Jessica Baker