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Storm suede cuff watch,
ICAN remember a time,tim not so long ago, that I would never think of leaving the hhouse without a watch adorning my wrist. I had a sporty watch I wore with my gym clothes, a funky watch to wear with my urban street outfits, two dress watches for work and, of course, a playful Hello Kitty watch justt for fun. Never a window-shopshopping outing went by when I didn’t stop to gaze at the new timepiecestime mixed among the other fabulouslous jewelry items on display in the glistening glass cases at my favourite boutiquboutiques.
I hate to admit this,this but those days are long gone for this girl. Nowadays, I jusjust dig into my purse for my smartphonee when I want to knowkno the time, or glance up at the righthandhand corner of my laptop screen.
That said, I thinthink it may be high time I made a change to the way I tell time — no pun intended.
Lately I’ve been noticing more and more trendy 20-somethingsthings sporting fafantastic watches and it really made me stop and take notnote. I had all but forgotten that a watch is more than just ffunctional, it’s fashionable.
There are so manym different styles of watches to choose from, each with its own statement-making charm. A watch is just asa much an eye-catching accessory as a long sparkly pendant,p bauble or bangle.
You have ththe sporty street styles that come in vibrant, bold hues thattha remind me of shiny gumballs, funky urban an styles with sleek,s wide leather cuffs and ststreamlined rectangularlar faces, anand pieces of polished fine jewelryjewelr that can easily be classified as wearable art for the wrist.
There aare also fashion elements in the strap and face detdetailing, such as brass ststud embellishments, leather weaving, printed backgrbackgrounds and metallic accents. accen
And then there are those classclassic styles that seem to neverne go out of style — evene though we might neeneed to be reminded of that every now and then n — suchs as the classic metal link watch, which gets a 201220 modern-day twist in chunky gold. So leave the smartphone in your tote (we depend on themth far too much for social interaction anyway) and dig outo those wristwatches of yore, or treat yourself to something new. Fashion over function, I say! Got a suggestion for a future column or a fashion trend worth following? Email Connie Tamoto at email@example.com. From left: gold costume watch, $35. Sterling silver Shablool watch with opals, $450. Green Tokyo Bay woven strap watch, $115, Orange leather Tokyo Bay watch, $95. All timepieces from Silver Lotus, 103 Osborne St.