The sun has got his hat on... but it's your wrist that needs some summer loving. Whether you're going for a minimal look or planning on going all feminine this summer, here's a quick run down of the best summer watches for 2014... and beyond.
During warmer months you need a watch that is light, durable and a little bit quirky. We think this AÃRK watch in peach does the trick thanks to being crafted out of the most durable plastic available and that lone second hand in the middle of the watch makes the design a little bit unique.
When you buy a WeWood watch you also plant a tree in a part of the world where forests are needed. This means as you spend your summer admiring your conversation-starting watch crafted out of recycled wood, you can also feel good about your purchase. We think the Jupiter in beige is the perfect light colour for summer.
One of our latest releases is this simple and stylish Long Distance watch by Kitmen Keung. And if you hadn't already guessed from the name, It's also perfect for helping you keep in two time zones should you have a holiday in a far off land planned this summer. Available in silver and gold.
A Twisted Time favourite all year round, we think the Take Time watch by Lexon is especially good in summer because you don't have to wear it around your wrist, it can go on your bike when you're cycling in the city, or it can hook around the straps of your beach bag. But if you do put it on your wrist, it's worth knowing that it's water resistant to 30 metres so it can go in the water with you. Available in ten different colours.
Lilac is one of those colours that never goes out of fashion and Olivia Burton is one of the companies who knows exactly what their customers want. When these two fashion forces collide, they create... a beautiful watch that will match every summer dress you own.
Of course there's a lot to be said for just keeping it simple and we think few do that better than the Miró watch. While it's available in a number of colours we think this creme/nature combination is perfect for those hot summer months.
Right, enough of the simple designs. Let's celebrate loading up your wrist with something exotic. We think this aztec inspired watch by La Mer Collections does the trick.
Oh and pink. Yes, we need a pink watch on this list and we chose this one not only because Komono are a great, youthful, summer-loving brand (check out their sunglasses) but because it's in the sale and everyone loves a summer bargain!
Last but definitely not least is the Glasgow watch by Dainel Wellington. Named after our home city, which has been getting a lot of attention thanks to the Commonwealth Games, and boasting the ultimate nautical coloure of navy and white stripes, this is the watch that wants to go on holiday with you be it staycation or vacation.
Cover photo by Elaine Jasmine.