There is such a thing as a winter watch wardrobe and a summer watch wardrobe, but for some reason the latter seems harder to master than the former.
Most watches look fantastic paired with chunky knit jumpers and sharp tailored coats, but on a bare arm a watch needs to be far more considered.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect watch for summer, we’ve pulled together all of our best advice from across Eve’s Watch to get you started.
Whether you plan to spend all summer in the pool, or skipping from one wedding to the next, we’ve got something that will point you in the right direction…
Look out for water resistance
If your summer involves lazing on the beach, dipping in the pool and sipping cocktails you may want to think about a water resistant watch. Remember, not all water resistant watches are made equal, and some are only water ‘resistant’ not ‘waterproof’, so check before you buy. If scuba diving or ocean swimming is on the cards, look out for divers’ watches, like the new Eterna KonTiki Lady Diver.
Find out more about our top water resistant watches here.
Make the most of solar powered
Solar-powered watches have certainly come a long way since the 1970s. Before they offered more scientific substance than style, but today’s crop of sunshine fuelled designs by the likes of Tissot, Seiko and Citizen are really rather lovely. Take a look at some of the best here.
You can also find out more about one of our favourite solar-powered watches, the Seiko Ladies Solar, in our video review here.
Master last minute duty free shopping
We’re all guilty of making quick-fire purchases at the airport, but when it comes to buying watches it’s always worth putting in those extra couple of minutes of thought. To save you the hassle, we’ve scoured some of the best duty free watch shopping destinations to help you make the right choices.
Be prepared for big events
Wedding season is well and truly upon us, but do you have the right watch to accompany your tea dress and fascinator? Whether you’re off to an event worthy of Hollywood or a more laid back affair, we hit the shops to find the perfect watches for any wedding. You can see our top picks here.
Think ahead for festivals
Don’t let your favourite watch get ruined, soaked through or stolen at a music festival. Instead, find the perfect balance between price, durability and style with our guide to festival-ready watches.
The same could be said for any action-adventure trips your planning this year. Don’t start climbing up a mountain or hiking Mount Kilimanjaro until you’ve checked our ‘workout watches’ guide here.
Be brave with summer brights
The warmer months are your chance to go wild with colour, so put your black, grey and navy blue pieces back in their boxes for a few weeks and opt for orange, yellow and pink. Not only will you be embracing the hot weather, but you’ll also be bang on-trend for SS16.
Don’t believe us? Just check out Missoni, Dires Van Noten, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara and Christopher Kane in our ‘Chasing the Sun’ style guide here.