Watches, a simple necessity for keeping track of your day. But with all sorts of colours and shapes and styles on the market, how do you know which to choose? We’ve rounded up some of our picks for the month, and since you wear a watch daily, it’s better to get one that matches your style. To guide you, here are our April watches to watch, and some styling tips to boot.
Search “retro” on the NYLON page and you are going to find so many results— here’s another one to add to the list. The black-based G-SHOCK 90s series is retro-futuristic in bright purples and cyan, while the Clear Skeleton Series features fun 80s colours.
For these looks, we were inspired by K-pop star Hwa Sa’s performance look for her solo single “Twit”, where she rocks a sporty-chic look covered in a clear-plastic outer suit for that futuristic street edge.
1: G-Shock Clear Skeleton Series, GA-400SK-1A9
2: H&M Transparent Jacket, $159
3: Topshop Stripe Halter Neck Top and Shorts Coordinates Set, $103.80
4: Public Desire Spikey Studded Perspex Boots, $30.90
This look is very Coachella meets i-girl, matching a comfy Topshop linen set underneath a funky clear jacket. The studded boots add edge, and the clear G-Shock watch with a bright, highlighter yellow face completes the look with a retro 80s pop.
Glamorous but still edgy, this look plays on the purple/black/blue colour palette of the G-Shock watch, for a moody, galactic vibe. The sequins on the dress add a bit of sparkle and fun to round things out.
The G-Shock Clear Skeleton Series, $139 to $199, and G-Shock Black-Based ’90s Series, $169 to $219, available at all G-Shock boutiques (except the IMM outlet). g-shock.sg
Beat the heat with Swatch’s tutti frutti goodness, in the form of their Energy Boost line of watches from their Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Colourful and fun, this series is the perfect pop of colour with any outfit. If you’re feeling fruity, these cheery outfits inspired by the Swatch Energy Boost are for you!
1: Charles and Keith Chain Handle Shoulder Bag, $89.90
2: Pretty Little Thing Nude Strawberry Print Frill Wrap Over Tea Dress, £15.00
3: Swatch Energy Boost Strawberry
4: Design & Comfort Pink Heels, $42.90
Remember Strawberry Shortcake? This is her now! For obvious reasons, this outfit consists of sweet but sexy pinks and reds. We’ve paired a flirty strawberry-print ruffled dress with mauve pink heels, and a bright red bag to match the bold hue of the Swatch watch.
1: Swatch Energy Boost Mango
2: H&M Shirt – Yellow/Checkered, $24.95
3: H&M Crinkled Maxi Dress, $74.95
4: H&M Wedge-Heel Sandals, $64.95
Mangoes are sweet, refreshing and bright! The sunny fruit, printed on the face of the Swatch Energy Boost Mango watch, inspired this equally sunny outfit. To keep it dolly and cute, we’ve layered a structured shirt under a flowy dress, paired with wedges for a more rustic look.
Swatch Energy Boost series, $90 to $103, available exclusively online at swatch.com.
Fossil X Crosley
For this collaboration, Fossil works with turntable brand Crosley to create classy pieces in the likeness of vinyl records. Black and gold are colours that never go out of fashion, and we love that the Fossil X Crosley watches are equal parts nostalgic and contemporary. In keeping with the timelessness of this collection, we’ve styled a look in classic black and gold tones.
1: Topshop House of Freedom Thick Curb Necklace, $39.90
2: Fossil X Crosley Watch
3: Furla Brava Mini Crossbody Boucle + Nastro Colourblock, $485
4: Charles and Keith Cylindrical Block Heel Metallic Slingback Pumps, $79.90
5: Vero Moda Petite Slinky Bodycon Roll Neck Mini Dress, $38.91
For the base, an understated black bodycon dress is an ideal canvas for glamorous gold accents. The thick curb necklace adds a bit of edge, while metallic gold pumps give an expensive, glitzy look. The Fossil X Crosley watch is versatile in both the fully black or gold-accented colourway, and mimics the sleekness of the outfit. To add a pop of fun, the Furla Brava mini bag in a neutral pinkish tone adds contrast, while its gold hardware ensures the outfit is still cohesive. We especially love the thick monogrammed strap on the Furla Brava, which adds a bit of 90s logomania flair.
Fossil X Crosley limited edition watch, $289, available exclusively at Fossil ION. fossil.com