Words by Suzanne Vallance
For today’s post we sort the advice of an expert Suzanne Vallance uses her knowledge of all things horology to share her passion of traditional timepieces and she currently works for
With temperatures dropping and winter, approaching makes sure you are up to date with watch trends this autumn. A timepiece will make excellent addition to your new winter wardrobe, however, with so much choice out there, it will be hard to narrow down the options.
If you have some time on your hands, make sure you shop around for a piece of wrist wear that will show off your knowledge of watch innovation as well as your flair for street style. Stay ahead in the world of watches as we have narrowed down our top picks for Autumn Accessories.
MINIMALIST WATCHES PERFECT FOR GENTLEMEN
If your style consists of pain white t-shirts and a classic skinny jean, then a minimalist watch design is perfect for you. Sometimes it is best to be basic as Minimalism has proven to be one of 2016’s biggest trends on and off of the catwalk.
If you are looking for a watch that works with your style day in and day out then a simple vintage style watch, is probably the best choice for you. Daniel Wellington timepieces are male fashion blogger favourite, as their simple yet classic design can be described in two words: Instagram worthy.
This versatile brand creates watches for every occasion. From formal evening wear to Sunday style a Daniel Wellington timepiece is a gent’s perfect partner. Although minimalistic style is at the forefront of fashion right now, Daniel Wellington believe that they create timepieces that men can keep for years to come. Matte black is a timeless option, however, metallic fashion is also trending so it could be an idea to match your watch with a silver or rose gold clock face with a NATO or leather strap.
If you like to change up your look Daniel Wellington owners have the option to easily switch up their watch straps. Online watch repair, brand, Repairs By Post suggest that if you do invest in a leather strap. A regular cleaning will keep the dirt to a minimum and prevent any unwanted odours.
WORK WITH THE WOODEN TIMEPIECE TREND
What could be more authentic this winter than a timber timepiece? Wooden jewellery an excellent choice for a manly man who is looking to alternate his accessory style. The wooden watch market will break your bank and it and will be the subtle addition that will change your style vibe for winter 2016.
Sustainability is huge right now in the fashion and accessory world and figures have shown that 91% of millennials living in the UK, would switch brands to one which is associated with a cause that supports the environment.
Original Gran is a sustainable wooden watch brand that has partnered with Trees for the Future. The accessory creators have listen to today’s watch wearers and have and gone one above competitors and plant 10 trees for every watch sold! Therefore, a timepiece by Original Grain is not only a stylish choice but one that is definitely worth style blogging about!
ONES TO WATCH
Independent watch makers are breaking all the rules and going back to watch design basics, creating quality time pieces that are built to stand the test of time. If you are looking forsomething different that is out of the mainstream eye, then INSTRMNT are the one to watch this winter.
INSTRMNT’s goal is to create a high quality minimalist design minimalist which is at an affordable price. Their tagline promotes the ideology that the customer is top priority on the list, stating that they; “value process and design primarily with the user in mind”.
By creating utilitarian pieces, they offer high quality design. INSTRMNT are creating a new trend in watchmaking design, influencing consumers to move away from big brands and to start investing in the future of wrist wear.