There are certain wardrobe essentials that we start with and build on over the years, as trendy items become less important and we develop our own sense of style. For me, those items include an investment leather jacket, that one brand of T-shirt that fits me perfectly, vintage Levi’s, cashmere, and a transitional bag I’ll carry for years to come.
Perhaps it’s because 30 is fast approaching for me, but I’ve been considering the essential items I don’t own yet but should, at least in my mind. Topping that list is a classic watch. With our mobile phones so readily available day-to-day, it’s easy to put the classic timepiece on the back burner––but for a truly elevated and accessorized look, incorporate one of these 15 watches to your wardrobe.
This watch is as budget-friendly as it is chic.
A contemporary look, complete with a mother-of-pearl dial.
This all-black look will go with every outfit.
Try this elegant and modern variation to elevate a basic outfit.
This rose gold face with a navy strap feels fresh for spring.
Light fawn goes nicely with any color scheme.
The white dial and gold case make this ideal for pairing with any outfit.
Classic, lightweight, and scratch-resistant––need we say more?
Timeless hues and textures.
Cheetah is practically a neutral since it goes with almost any color––but that doesn't stop it from adding decorative pop to your outfit.
Think of this as a pretty bracelet that just happens to tell the time.
Inspired by the brand's original watch design in the '50s.
Pearl embellishments have never been quite so fun.
This fun, vintage-inspired style is also water-resistant.
No more looking to your phone for the time!