Picture the scene. You just spent the last week planning what you’re going to wear to that all important social event, right down to the make-up. You think you’re about ready to go, so you have a final look in the mirror, but something seems to be missing. You go through a mental checklist ‘hair, make-up, shoes, accessories’ and then it suddenly clicks. You’ve committed the common sin of overlooking that most important of accessories – the watch. The simple fact is that having the right accessories can make or break any outfit, and this is especially true when it comes to watches. The right watch can transform an outfit from ‘average’ into ‘awesome’. So, it’s well worth putting a little thought into it to ensuring you get the one that’s exactly right for you.
1. Always go for Classic
The right accessories add that little touch of elegance and sophistication to an outfit. So, when buying a watch it’s prudent to opt for classic, yet contemporary designs that will stay on trend from season to season. We tend to wear our watches all the time, so it’s also important to buy a watch that can easily make the transition from day-wear to evening-wear. By opting for a watch that’s unlikely to go out of style, you’re making a long-term investment. This means that you can afford to spend that little bit more, and get something that better meets your needs.
2. Read Customer Reviews
Many websites now offer a customer review system for the products they sell. Once you’ve decided on a design, it’s always worth doing a quick Google search to see what other people are saying about the product. The great thing about customer feedback is that it’s unbiased, and can often offer a more accurate review of user-experience. This can help you to identify any problems with particular models, and is a great way of ensuring that you’re able to get the best out of your chosen timepiece.
3. Don’t Sacrifice Quality in Favour of Design
Whilst innovative watch designs are often visually stunning, above all, a timepiece needs to be functional. Ensure you choose a watch that achieves a balance between practicality and aesthetic appeal. A watch should be able to meet the demands of your lifestyle. For example, if you have a job in construction and plan to wear your watch into work each day, a durable watch would be your best choice. There are lots of sturdy leather watch straps and scratch resistant watch faces available on the market. So, it’s simply a case of adding those requirements to your ‘watch wish-list’ and then researching to see what the market has to offer. Whilst a unique design is great for catching people’s eye, it negates the purpose somewhat if you’re unable to wear it, for fear of it breaking.
Next time you plan on investing in a new timepiece, follow our foolproof guide and you’re guaranteed to be the fashion focal point, no matter what the occasion.