The A/W17 season has given us plenty to get excited about. With many trends hitting their third or fourth winter wave, fashion fiends can take advantage. In other words, you can hit repeat on some of your wardrobe favourites without being given the side eye.
In order to keep things interesting, we bring to your attention the latest batch of smartwatches and hybrid connected watches. Available to buy now (or very soon), these handpicked wristwatches brag the kind of badass DNA that will refresh your winter wardrobe.
This season, no translation is needed, because it's clear that the colour in demand is red. When we say red, we're talking every shade of red that you can think of, whether it be eye-catching scarlet, refined deep red or sophisticated maroon.
If you are not sure whether you should go tonal or dare to go head to toe, then just turn to Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Max Mara and Jil Sander for inspiration on how you can inject some red into your walk in.
You can rock this bold, loud and in your face colour, with a quieter unassuming ticker like the rose gold Skagen Signatur T-Bar Hybrid smartwatch. Thriving on simplicity, the classically good-looking, slim 36mm watch boasts a range of smart features like alerting you when you receive an email or text, sleep tracking, phone finder and music control.
With slim 16mm mesh strap options, and running on a standard replaceable coin-cell battery - no charging! - the Skagen Signatur T-Bar is an uncomplicated timekeeper that makes the perfect plus one for any eye-catching outfit.
The Power Pantsuit
Made famous by Hillary Clinton, the no-frills pantsuit has been given a 2017 reboot. Reminiscent of the 1980's, this trend also has elements of those Nineties billowing wide-cut trousers.
Revived by Stella McCartney, Joseph, Victoria Beckham, Delpozo and Calvin Klein, the power pantsuit has become a movement that embraces the oversized fit, the cinched waist and the feminine take on the traditional tux.
This style needs a tech hero so we turn to the Tory Burch ToryTrack hybrid smartwatch, an elegant but preppy timepiece designed with hidden smart capabilities.
With a form factor based on the Collins, the ToryTrack hybrid does not shy away from this season's trend choices. Instead, the water-resistant timepiece offers four distinct styles, our favourite being the navy perforated leather strap with pops of red that can bring a relaxed attitude to your overall look.
This season, Molly Goddard, House of Holland, Fendi and Giambattista Valli demand that women be wonderfully feminine in ruffles. A whimsical trend with elements of softness, this dreamy craze will work well with timepieces like the Michael Kors Access Sofie in silver tone and pav√©.
This is because when it comes to outshining ruffles, there is no denying that you need an attention-grabbing watch like Sofie. Successfully combining both modern glamour with the latest tech, this new offering from Michael Kors boasts a colourful AMOLED touchscreen display and dazzles with luxe pav√© accents.
Read this: Michael Kors Access Grayson/Sofie review
Easy to use and operating on Android Wear 2.0, our favourite thing about this women's watch is that it has interchangeable straps and multiple faces that you can swap and customise on a whim - even with your Instagram pics.
A Puff of Colour
It is no secret that 2017's attention-grabbing, pastel coloured fur coats are all the rage. Faux or otherwise, this is outerwear that emits a kind of swagger triumphantly translated by design houses like Marni, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Emilio Pucci and Mary Katrantzou.
A trend fluent in street style, there is only one smartwatch able to handle all that frou-frou, and that is the polished clean lines of the Apple Watch Series 3. Well suited to smaller wrists, the Apple Watch doesn't try to pass as a traditional watch, it's more of a statement.
But with matchy-matchy candy coloured straps, plenty of customisable watch face options and features like discreet notifications and music streaming - even calls if you go for the LTE model - Apple's smartwatch makes a lot of sense.
Reworking the sports luxe trend, there is no doubt that this is no longer a look exclusive to sports labels.
Striking a balance between comfort and style, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace and Fenty Puma have managed to give us a high-end interpretation of the urban living; concrete jungle vibe sproted by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Showing no signs of slowing down, the boundary-pushing sports trend will work well with a distinctive smartwatch like the Fitbit Ionic. All about motivation, the smarwatch is packed with eight different sensors and focuses on health and fitness.
Read this: Fitbit Ionic review
A highly ambitious - if slightly flawed - watch, the Fitbit Ionic key features include personal coaching, built-in GPS, access to music and a select number of third party apps. The water-resistant wearable brags a durable design and crisp graphics. Easily described as a genderless watch, the Ionic is available with a full-grain leather strap, two-toned breathable sports band, and their Classic which has a sleek aero pattern. Plus we're starting to see third party Ionic bands too.
Space Age Style
There is a new dress code this season, and it involves slinky chainmail, high shine silver and bold gold. It exudes the kind of disco glamour reminiscent of Bianca Jagger's Studio 54 days; a look welcomed into many fashionista wardrobes for holiday parties.
Although futuristic trends are nothing new, they tend to return with more of a punch. This is something that we see in the collections by Bottega Veneta, Maison Margiela, Paco Rabanne and Christopher Kane.
Such a sci-fi trend works well with the Michele Connected smartwatch.A fancy hybrid, the Michele is a traditional looking watch bursting with features like fitness tracking, notifications, haptic vibrations for alerts and the ability to play music or take a photo.
Read this: Michele Connected hands on review
A beautiful and function watch, you don't need to do much to enjoy its features except take a moment to download the Michele smartwatch app. With various styles available, we'd go for the rose gold-plated hybrid smartwatch with a grey sunray dial, a coin edge bezel and a grey alligator strap (top left).
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