IN THE WORLD of fashion, where every detail matters and personal expression reigns supreme, the wristwatch has transcended its conventional role to become a canvas of creativity. Beyond the wrist, timepieces have found new and unexpected homes, adorning wrists, necks, belts, fingers, and even forming intricate watch stacks that redefine the boundaries of elegance.
Join BAZAAR’s Jewellery and Watches Editor on a journey through the art of horological adornment as we explore the myriad ways in which time can be worn.
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Who would have thought, a watch hanging off your belt? A stylist twist, a conversation starter, and of course, a touch of innovation.
Wearing a watch around your neck is apparently unconventionally, yet utterly stylish and nothing we’ve seen before. A unique way to make a statement and elevate your fashion game.
Time for a ring
Watches as rings? A chic infusion of timekeeping and adornment. Small, exquisite, and a delightful surprise on your finger!
A trendy wristwatch tower adorned with different coloured faces, and a thick steel bracelet. Although chunky and slightly uncomfortable up the arm, its robust build and weightiness speak of endurance and resilience. It becomes a constant reminder that enduring style sometimes requires a touch of discomfort.
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I’ve curated the ultimate stack by combining my Rosefield watch with a sleek, inverted timepiece, and accentuating the ensemble with a bold, chunky leather bracelet. The result? An effortlessly stylish wrist arrangement.
I often pair my gold watch against a plain silk or red shirt (see below). Drape it over the shirt cuff, to achieve a sophisticated look.
By now, you should be well-versed in the myriad ways of wearing a timepiece. From the wrist to the neck, fingers to belts, watches have become versatile expressions of personal style. With the power to elevate any outfit and spark intriguing conversations, they remind us that time is not just functional; it’s fashion.
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