The trend of minimalism pops up every now and then, making its way into our lives. Living on the practice that we focus on the simple things to enjoy life, it a lifestyle that seems more attractive than ever as society becomes more hectic.
In a way, minimalism goes back to the idea of simplicity. In fashion, minimalism is all about building a capsule (or basic) wardrobe with versatile and neutral pieces that can be worn effortlessly everywhere.
That doesn’t mean that you can only dress up in dress shirts and pencil skirts — you can invest in accessories to complete your outfit. Look for elegant silhouettes, neutral colours, and even statement pieces if that’s your thing.
Watches are the perfect accessories because they add to your aesthetics and are pretty useful at keeping time. A good stylish watch goes with you everywhere from work to date night, and doesn’t distract if you’re going for a clean, simple look. Need we say anymore?
Here are our five favourite brands when it’s time for watch shopping.
Taking inspiration from travelling, the Swedish brand’s watches are universally appealing to both genders. The style selection isn’t very big with a few timeless styles to pick from, but the customisation choices are endless. Their watches come in the classic gold, silver or rose gold casings, and you can choose a black watchface for a louder statement. The straps are where you get to have fun — the removable straps come in metal links, nylon, mesh, and Italian leather.
Couple watches are a thing too over at Daniel Wellington. The same design come in both male and female styles, taking couple wear all then way down to the accessories.
Olivia Burton is known for their chic timepieces that just oozes sophistication and charm. They have sleek, all-metal watches, but its their intricate designs where they really shine. Inspired by vintage British florals and nature, most of their watchface designs are a work of art in itself.
Florals, 3D designs, and pastels are very popular as they are not too flashy, but are still gorgeous enough to turn heads for a second look of admiration. Olivia Burton also takes away the headache of pairing your jewellery as they also release themed collections with matching necklaces and earrings.
Swatch SKIN irony
Minimalist is not the first thing that pops to your mind when you first see Swatch. You’ll probably think more ‘colorful’ and ‘sporty’. The Swatch SKIN IRONY Collection is a departure from the funky, trendy designs and takes a step into a more mature direction with metallic accents and leather straps that are more suited for the office.
And the watches will feel weightless on your wrist as the SKIN IRONY range is the brand’s slimmest watch in its whole collection. Occasionally, their seasonal collaborations with brands like Hackett are a good chance to score minimalist and more refined piece.
All you have to do is take a look at their Instagram to see Plain Supplies’ dedication to modern, well-designed products. Favouring simplicity and clarity, Plain Supplies watches are made for the unpretentious modern adult. For a subtle statement piece, you might want to get the all-black timepiece with a stainless steel mesh strap to balance out all the negative space in your outfit. They also have wallets and bracelets in the same unassuming simple charm to fit into your carefully cultivated aesthetics.
Stop by Timex for an everyday, classic watch that won’t break those purse strings. The Weekender Collection is one of their more affordable selections, and it’s for someone who wants a decent timepiece but with a more luxurious vibe.
The easy versatility of their watches and replaceable bands makes it a favourite as an everyday watch. It won’t do much more than telling the time and adding to your style statement, but for a watch that’s less than a hundred bucks, that’s good enough. After your first one, you’ll soon be itching to get another in a different colour.