Is there anything better than a well-dressed woman? A woman who demands respect, who turns heads when she walks into a room? She’s the kind of woman you want to be, the one whose style you aspire to achieve. You copy what she buys and try to emulate her looks, in hopes of being just half as cool and composed as she is. We all know a woman like this – a power woman who can go from an early morning at the office to a late night on the dance floor and have no trouble getting up the next day. The woman who can multitask on her Blackberry as she gets her highlights touched up, the woman whose closet is full of Jimmy Choos and Manolo Blahnik pumps, the woman who reserved half of the Spring 2011 Celine collection moments after it came down the runway in Paris. We can’t all afford to dress like the women we admire, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t aspects of their style that we can poach. Personal style is all about making things your own – taking a look and tweaking it with pieces from your own wardrobe.
Style is about making clothes and accessories work for you. Since not all of us have the financial prowess to snag clothes straight off the runway, we have to work with what we’ve got – and for many, this means a closet of clothes that need to stand the test of time. Making your wardrobe work for you is about mixing and matching, and sometimes, less is more. Oftentimes, the most well-dressed women turn heads when they’re wearing simple, chic staples, such as a pair of well-fitting black slacks and a white tee-shirt. Think of the style icons of the twentieth century. Audrey, Jackie O…these were women who favored simple over ostentatious. Black shift dresses, sixties style sunglasses – each woman had her staple, but when it came down to it, it was the simple outfits that made the most impact.
Lacking the funds to splurge on an entire new wardrobe, but looking to amplify your look? It all starts with a great watch, and Movado has tons of great timepiece options to elevate your look and take things to the next level style-wise. Accessories are the easiest way to spice up an outfit, and often, they can make your otherwise boring outfit seem out of this world amazing. A watch is a great investment when it comes to accessories – it’s akin to having a great bag, a great little black dress or a signature red lipstick. Your watch isn’t just a way to stay on time to meetings and make sure you get out of the office in a jiffy – it’s also a way to tell the world you have style, to give off an air of class and sophistication. Looking for a watch that’s as good in the office as it is outside of the office? Start with Movado.
A long-standing watch brand, Movado has been wowing customers with chic, gorgeous, timeless timepieces for decades. Looking for a simple silver watch? You’ll adore the brand’s Concerto Stainless Steel Watch. This timeless classic comes with a round polished and brushed stainless steel case and bracelet. A black dial holds the minute and hour hands, and the watch boasts Movado’s signature: a crystal accent at 12:00. A beautiful watch that can take you from an important business meeting to a nice dinner out with your girl friends, this is a classic investment piece that will stand the test of time.
Want to stand out in the crowd thanks to a little bit of sparkle? Consider the Movado Women’s Rondiro Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch. This beautiful gold timepiece with a black face says timeless, classic elegance. It’s the kind of watch that would have looked at home on both Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O’s wrists, the sort of watch that you can wear at home on the weekends and also at a black tie gala. No matter where you’re headed, the Rondiro watch is a great accent piece.
Need a real statement piece that’s guaranteed to elevate even the most boring of outfits? Look no further than the Movado Concerto in gold tone. Gold says elegance. It says wealth. It says, “look at me.” Unlike silver, it’s anything but understated. This is the kind of watch, with its gold bracelet and black face, that will attract stares, that will look just as good with a jacket and jeans as it will with a ball gown. While it cost a pretty penny, it’s a good investment. You’ll never want to take it off, and you’ll pass it on to your daughter, who will pass it on to her daughter.
Looking for a stylish timepiece that can go anywhere, and pair with any outfit under the sun? Start with Movado.
Eric Johnson is a freelance writer who writes about jewelry, watches and specific brands such as Movado.