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Whether a chunky men’s watch or a feminine piece crafted in rose gold–or anything in between–a great wristwatch can anchor a look. There is a watch for every personality and style, from simple classics to neoprene scuba watches in neon colors. A watch can be that piece in which you invest, or a fun and inexpensive way to bring variety to your outfits. And even though the ubiquity of the cell phone has nearly rendered this accessory obsolete, the watch never quite dies. It–forgive me–keeps on ticking.
Unfortunately, I am unable to wear a watch without breaking it. There is something about my body that quite literally kills a watch; the timepiece will stop ticking completely within a few months (my aunt suffers from this same weird affliction). As a teen, I cycled through many watches and replaced many batteries before I simply gave up on the idea of wearing one, and my wrist has always felt a bit naked. Enter: the watch alternative.
lisa stewart initial bracelet
While I’ve always been a bit anti-monogram, this wrap bracelet spoke to me immediately. The size of the bracelet is perfect as a watch replacement, and its simple design means it will coordinate with just about anything in my wardrobe. This bracelet feels very personal, an easy piece that has the potential to become like second skin. To me, that’s about as close as one can get to replacing the feel of a watch as an accessory.
Do you wear a watch, or do you have some other piece that is an anchor to your personal look?