These days, when one thinks of putting the finishing touch to an outfit, it's usually shoes, bags and accessories that come to mind. But as far as watches are concerned, this classic accessory has (unfortunately) been long neglected in this digital day and age.
While we've been taught to dress from the bottom up — and shine the spotlight on statement making extras — it's time we learnt how to pair our favourite timepieces with our outfits too. After all, like shoes, you can tell a lot about a person from the watch she chooses to wear.
So, as they say, time is luxury and there is no better time to start than now. Simply scroll down for styling inspirations and how to match your timepieces with three key FW15 trends.
The trend: From gilded baroque offerings seen at Simone Rocha to decadent jacquard and brocade at Etro, interior-décor influenced fabrications add opulence to the simplest of looks. Let rich fabrics form the backdrop of your FW15 wardrobe.
Best worn to: A business dinner
Style tip: Fuse velvet, brocade and leather for a modern feel.
Ideal timepiece: Classic with a gold case (rose gold is best) to accentuate the sheen of brocade.
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The trend: This season, fashion pushes the glam factor to shimmering new heights. Daring by day and alluring by night, don't be afraid to steal the scene with sequin-drenched separates that's easy to dress up or down.
Best worn to: A cocktail party
Style tip: Let decorative detailing and embellishments take centre stage.
Ideal timepiece: Bejewelled or diamond-encrusted — for good measure.
3. PUNK CHIC
The trend: Whether you're a riot girl or a grunge princess, the only way to embrace your inner punk is to rebel against the rules — sartorially speaking, of course. Give your punk attitude a polished finish by mashing up feminine pieces with tough accessories.
Best worn to: Date night
Style tip: Stash away the clichéd studded accessories. Keep things classy with quirky statement accessories that double up as conversation starters.
Ideal timepiece: Sleek and an all-black timepiece pre-loaded with 'tude.
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