Much to my delight, another reader has deemed me savvy enough to ask my advice. This time, the item in question is watches. I actually don’t wear a watch so this is often an accessory that falls off my radar. But I was more than happy to delve into the topic of timepieces.
An excerpt from Susan’s comment:
It seems that chunky watches (particularly in white) are all the rage these days. I like that look, but need something that would also be appropriate to wear to work. Can you do a post on watches? I’d love something on the affordable side (under $200 maybe).
Here’s what I’ve found…
This Michael Kors watch ($150) is a perfect mix of trendy and professional. Personally, I’m a big fan of the gold-tone stainless steel face and hardware on the white leather but this style also comes in silver/black ($130) and gold/brown ($195) combinations.
And though it’s slightly over the requested budget, at $225, here’s a similar style by Marc by Marc Jacobs in silver on white. The overall feel is a bit funkier but still well within the office appropriate range. Not to mention, this one is available in a boatload of metal/leather combos.
Overall, I found Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs to have by far the widest range of stylish watches at this pricepoint. Whether you’re looking for gold or silver, leather band or steel band, funky or conservative (or somewhere in between), square face or round face… I bet you can find exactly what you need.
A quick tip: Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Dillards and Bloomingdale’s had the best online selections.
Hope this helps, Susan! Maybe it can at least get you started in the right direction.