Summer is just around the corner and I can’t wait any longer to break out my favourite summertime outfits! During the warmest months of the year I am always rocking a fun, flirty dress and some comfy sandals but I like to jazz up my look with my favourite accessories and makeup must haves. Today I wanted to share my style essentials for summer featuring my amazing new watch from JORD.
My first style essential is a good pair of sunnies! There is something about sunglasses that make summer feel so much more whimsical and fun so I love to have a few pairs on hand to go with any outfit. This pair from Forever 21 is my absolute favourite at the moment, they are a gorgeous blush tone and have a slight wing on the corners that give them a vintage feel – which i adore!
My second style essential is a good collection of dainty rings to mix and match. I love the look that a bunch of different size rings piled onto one hand can give. It is such an effortless way to add a bit of interest to an outfit and to amp up the boho chic vibe. I love to get my rings at Forever 21 and H&M.
My third style essential is a good nude lip. During the summer, I like to keep my makeup pretty simple with an glowy bronzed complexion and a nude lip. I feel like a nude lip is so much easier to maintain when you are spending the day out in the sun or running around with friends. If you are a lipstick lover or prefer something a little more fuss free, you can’t go wrong with a staple nude. My favourite lipstick is Gerard Cosmetics lipstick in Buttercup and my favourite lipgloss is the Elizabeth & James Nirvana White lipgloss from their Christmas collection.
My fourth style essential is this absolutely stunning wood watch – in the style Sidney* -from the company JORD Watches. JORD is a really remarkable company that seems to be revolutionizing the way people look at their adornments. JORD is a collection of artists, designers and watchsmiths that dedicate themselves to creating a new type of watch. They aim to create a lifestyle in a timepiece, a lifestyle that is modelled on a quest to live simply, sustainably, efficiently and is influenced by experiential living. JORD creates watches that not only look amazing but serve a purpose and tell a story that is individual to every single wearer.
The JORD style is influenced by natural elements, as the name suggests (JORD is Swedish for earth) and modern design. Each watch is made almost entirely of wood and accented with beautiful metals and gems. The wood that molds each piece is hand picked with a design and purpose in mind and then treated with the utmost care to bring out the natural beauty and highlight the stunning grain. There are currently 30 styles available and no two are exactly alike, all of them are expertly designed and executed to ensure that the watches are not just worn but used and admired. JORD uses all sorts of wood from Maple and Cherry to Zebrawood and Bamboo and all of the watches are reasonably priced from $100 – $300.
The Sidney watch ($199) is absolutely stunning and perfect from summer. It is made from Maple and accented with a rose gold face and Swarovski crystals. The light tones of the Maple are perfect for the warmer weather because they run along the same lines as my favourite colours in summer – white, blush and nude. The lightness brings a weightless feel to your wrist so you can be wearing a fun summer dress and it will blend in perfectly without looking bulky.
My watch feels so incredibly well made, it has a weight to it so that you know you are getting good thick wood but it is also very light on the wrist. The wood is polished till it is soft and smooth and feels so comfortable against the skin. The connections between each link and the clasp are very smooth and work perfectly. The clasp is a button that is easy to work with one hand for both putting it on and taking it off. The face and crystals glow in the sunshine are perfectly installed, there is no way that a crystal is going to fall out. You can truly feel the quality and care that was put into this watch and I think it is a true piece of art on your wrist. I have fallen in absolute love with my watch and I will be wearing it with every outfit I rock this summer.
My style essentials for summer are all about feeling light and weightless in the sunshine. I love the look of a white outfit accented with little bits of nude and blush so stay tuned till Saturday for an ootd that looks just like that!
What are your style essentials for Summer? Would you rock a wood watch?