What to ‘Watch’ for Fall/Winter 2011

The watch has become much more of a fashion accessory than a method of telling time – what with cell phones and iBerries and BlackPads and all that new techie stuff so conveniently flashing the moment to moment – so every great outfit needs a striking timepiece to match. As with all fashion, timepiece trends change quickly and by the season. Here’s a quick brush up on the trends to watch (pun most definitely intended) for men and women this fall/winter…

Ladies might want to peruse through the watch collection of their significant other for inspiration this fall. The “boyfriend look” is definitely still in, which pretty much doubles the options for women to choose from. Chunky gold-on-gold (like this Coach boyfriend bracelet watch) is a timeless classic and adds that finishing elegance to your going-out wardrobe. Speaking of bracelets – why stop at just one? Try pairing your standout timepiece with another, smaller gold-banded watch and stack accordingly.

Men’s watch styles seems to be following the colours of the season – no longer in are the bright and exuberant colours of spring and summer. The toy watch look has been replaced by a classic, more refined flavour. Pair your outfit with a sleek flat-faced timepiece – the bigger, the better in this case – accented only by a thin brown or black leather strap. The goal is to keep it simple and classy by not taking too much focus off the rest of your outfit (like this Hugo Boss Black Contrast Stitch).

Watch trends have seemingly taken a 360-degree turn since early 2011 style forecasts. Look for a watch that acts as the classy accoutrement of a perfectly styled outfit without taking centre stage.