Confessions of a Shopaholic P

Unleash your inner shopaholic…

Christmas is over, the New Year’s Eve party hangover has finally worn off, which means we’re knee deep in the most miserable month of the year, January.

It may be cold outside, but we promise you’ll soon be feeling all warm and fuzzy inside thanks to a winter shopping trip. These stylish watches come in at under £250, which means you can beat the blues without stretching your credit card to the limit.

We’ve gone for splashes of colour, lots of lovely details and some very on-trend prints. Go on, turn that frown into a smile…

Komono Winston Regal Ladies

Komono Winston Regal P

Komono is known for its brilliant prints, patterns and arty designs, but we’re smitten with the petrol blue sheen of this number. The chunky leather strap hugs a 41mm gold PVD-plated case, which means it is going to make a serious statement on a dainty wrist. We love the Komono logo at the 4 o’clock mark and the 30m water resistance too.

Shop now RRP £80

Daisy Dixon Chloe Black Floral Print

Daisy Dixon Chloe P

Daisy Dixon is one of many brands that has sprung up since Olivia Burton knocked Michael Kors off its pedestal, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have a few ideas of its own. This graphic floral Chloe watch is also available in stark white with a black dial design and an unusual Berry colourway.

Shop now RRP £45

Tory Burch Reva

Tory Burch Reva Orange P

Nothing says ‘winter pick-me-up’ like a burst of sunshine orange, which is what zoomed this Tory Burch number straight into our top picks. At just 28mm it’s a dainty watch, but one that will look fab against winter knits and chunky outerwear. It’s available in tan, navy and black too.

Shop now RRP £235

Calvin Klein Agile

Calvin Klein Agile

The American designer brand has always been talented at walking the fine line between watch and jewellery, and this Agile bracelet is certainly no exception. Crafted in stainless steel with rose and yellow gold plated options, it has all the minimalist boxes ticked plus an eye-catching 38mm case. We’ll take one in all colours…

Shop now RRP £245

Skagen Leonora Steel Mesh

Skagen Leonora P

Danish brand Skagen is known for its minimal outlook, but there’s something really rather complex about this multi-layered, multi-tonal watch with a steel mesh strap and faceted-glass bezel. The lovely 34mm design is finished with an understated dial and raised numerals at the 12, 3 and 9 o’clock positions.

Shop now RRP £145

Timex Weekender Paisley

Timex Paisley P

There’s something comforting about this Timex number, which ties in perfectly with the 70s-inspired trend for patchwork prints, check and paisley that’s having its moment on the High Street. The cream dial with its hour markers and 24 hour markers is also scoring points with us.

Shop now RRP £49.99

Fossil Original Boyfriend

Fossil Original Boyfriend P

Who said girls don’t like skeletonised watches? This misleadingly named Original Boyfriend is remarkably feminine with its bone leather strap, silver dial and hints of gold peeking through the movement. The wind-up mechanism keeps time for around 40-hours, which is more than enough to show it off to your colleagues.

Shop now RRP £155

Laco Tokio Pilot Watch B

Laco Tokio P

You may not have heard a huge amount about German brand Laco, but it has caught our attention with its bold, unisex designs that don’t cost the earth. This Tokio design is inspired by the brand’s original pilot’s watch and features a stainless steel, 36mm case with sapphire crystal glass, a leather strap and an automatic movement.

Shop now RRP £220

Larsson & Jennings Liten Gold

Larsson and Jennings gold P

This 33m gold-plated stainless steel watch is small-but-perfectly formed, helping you stay on the right side of Del-Boy when it comes to a golden timepiece. Larsson & Jennings excels with chic, uncomplicated watches and this one-size-fits-all strap means you won’t have to shell out for alterations. Great stuff.

Shop now RRP £225

O.W.L Kew Royal Jade

OWL Kew Royal Jade P

At just 24mm, this lovely green Kew watch by British brand O.W.L is the smallest of the bunch. Fortunately, it has more than enough details to make up for its teeny size, including a tapered strap, mother of pearl dial detail, indexes, Roman Numerals and a curved openwork case shape.

Shop now RRP £85

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