When you’re feeling blue…it’s time to get a watch

I recently wrote a post about one easy way to add colour to your wardrobe by adding bright coloured dresses. In that post (which you can read here) I focused on a couple of my favourite colours, yellow and blue.  But for some people, wearing something so ostentatious and eye-catching is just not an option. Not everyone feels confident enough to wear bright colours, preferring to stick to neutrals or a much darker palette. For those people, accessories are a much easier way to add a splash of brightness to an outfit, you can still keep to wearing black, white, beiges and browns, but with a little colour pop to lift everything.

Scarves, shoes and jewellery with coloured gemstones are some of the ways this can be achieved, but another great way is with a watch. This is something that most people wear every day, and so it is a really simple, yet totally effective way to add that zesty colour pop. The Watch Hut has some amazing designs at the moment, and the ones that have really caught my eye have a focus on the colour blue.

Here are a few of my favourite blue watches from The Watch Hut.

This Swatch watch is a cute, fun choice. Perfect for a teenager, or for everyday wear, I think this is a great bargain watch that is a lovely azure blue shade.

Swatch Watches Swatch Unisex Rise Up Watch £32 click to visit The Watch Hut

Swatch Watches
Swatch Unisex Rise Up Watch £32 click to visit The Watch Hut

I wouldn’t be a blogger if I didn’t love a Michael Kors watch, and this one is an absolute beauty. The rose gold casing and strap contrasts so beautifully with the bold shade of blue. This is a mini version of this watch, I think it is delicate and elegant.

Michael Kors Watches Michael Kors Ladies Mini Lexington Watch £153 click to visit The Watch Hut

Michael Kors Watches
Michael Kors Ladies Mini Lexington Watch £153 click to visit The Watch Hut

I’m a huge fan of Vivienne Westwood, and this watch appeals to both my love of Viv and my sense of fun. The iconic Orb design is instantly recognisable and looks fabulous when juxtaposed against that deep blue strap and case.

Vivienne Westwood Watches Vivienne Westwood Ladies Aluminium St Pauls Watch £235 click to visit The Watch Hut

Vivienne Westwood Watches
Vivienne Westwood Ladies Aluminium St Pauls Watch £235 click to visit The Watch Hut

This Marc by Marc Jacobs watch is called the ‘Dinky’ and I think this is the perfect name for such a dainty watch. Again, the colour is just fabulous.

Marc By Marc Jacobs Ladies Amy Dinky Watch £121 click to visit The Watch Hut

Marc By Marc Jacobs Ladies Amy Dinky Watch £121 click to visit The Watch Hut

So, what are your thoughts on coloured watches – a do or a don’t?

 

 

 

Sekonda Party Time Watches – Perfect for every occasion.

When you think about the perfect gift – you have to go far to beat a watch. Suitable for both sexes and all ages, a watch can be pretty as well as practical.  It is a gift that suits everyone, even if you don’t wear any other sort of jewellery, the chances are you will wear a watch.

My watch obsession at my present time is the Sekonda Party time watches. I love these, they come in the widest range of colours, from the classic black and white designs, to the brightest of yellow and orange. With swim proof and splash proof versions, these are highly practical watches, but the diamante encrusted faces means that these can also be seriously glamorous watches too.

When I was asked if I wanted to test drive a Party Time watch, I obviously leaped at the chance. Choosing a colour was difficult, there were so many colours I just adored, particularly the yellow and purple shades, but in the end the one that I chose was the dark blue party time watch. I chose this watch for two reasons, firstly the magpie in me was drawn to the crystal set bezel which makes this a really dressy option, whilst I think the dark navy colour is a really good alternative to black as it goes with so many other colours (pink, yellow, green and red to name but a few good matches.)

Sekonda Dark Blue Party Time Ladies Watch £23.99 click to visit Find Watches

This watch is everything I want it to be, you can basically wear it every single day and evening. The crystal detail means that it looks suitably sparkling for evening events, but the rubberised strap ensures that it will look just as good with jeans in the daytime. The watch is deceptively lightweight, sitting very comfortably on the wrist without weighing it down. There are enough fastener settings to fit any number of wrist sizes comfortably, without cutting into the skin. And most importantly of all – it looks great. I had lots of complements about this watch, and my mom actually asked me to order her one in white as an early birthday present. And that is another thing, these are beautifully gift wrapped making them an excellent choice as a Christmas gift.

Some more colours and styles from Find Watches

Sekonda Ladies Black Resin Strap Party Time Watch £23.99 click to visit Find Watches

Sekonda Ladies White Gold Plated Party Time Watch £29.99 click to visit Find Watches

Sekonda Ladies Burgandy Party Time Watch £23.99 click to visit Find Watches

Sekonda Yellow Party Time Watch £19.99 click to visit Find Watches