Planning a wardrobe refresh this season? Want to give your SS17 look a tech-y spin? Then look no further than our pick of beautifully crafted smartwatches, all available to buy now.
The quintessential sidekick to this season's bold, spirited and reinvented SS17 trends, now is the time to work a little bit of wearable technology to your everyday wardrobe. Not only are the majority of smartwatches seasonless, most have been designed to help you stay active, motivated and connected.
Even if some of the catwalk looks below seem a bit too edgy or experimental for you, the themes, colours and shapes will trickle down to what you're wearing this summer, trust us. Here's a few suggestions of how to style your 2017 smartwatch.
The luxe parka
Looking for an alternative to your beloved hoodie? Then look no further than the parka. Upgraded by luxury brands like Prada, Versace, Lanvin and Balmain, your breezy light parka, in an eye catching colour or a look-at-me pattern, will work well with the Skagen's Hagen Connected Steel-Mesh smartwatch.
Handsome wrist candy, the Skagen Hagen Connected runs on a standard replaceable coin-cell battery and has the ability to send you discreet notifications whenever you receive a text, email or call. Designed with a strap that can be easily interchanged with other 20mm straps, the high-end hybrid comes in two classic colours, black or blue. The best thing about this seasonless timepiece is that not only will you be able tech up your parka this season, but you will be able to rock it with your winter coat next season.
The slouchy jumper
Channelling the angst of the 90's teenage spirit, the slouchy and grungy jumper has returned with a vengeance. Slouchier and grungier than ever, the shapeless woolly has been given a makeover by the likes of Louis Vuitton, Dries van Noten and Maison Margiela.
This is a throwback trend that begs to be partnered up to the likes of the dynamic Emporio Armani Connected watch. Described as a "timepiece you can trust", the EA Connected is a hybrid smartwatch which gives you discreet notifications, whilst also helping you track your daily activity. There's also no geeky display to throw off the I-woke-up-like-this vibe, just vibrations and info in the companion Emporio Armani app.
The wild print
Brave man, say hello to animal print.
This walk-on-the-wild side trend is not for everyone, even if Dolce and Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs tell us otherwise. That being said, there are men out there who will take this trend head on and make it their own. If the idea of wearing print scares you, then you should try toning it down with an understated wrist watch like the Withings Steel HR.
Housed in a sleek watch case with a small but useful display, the Steel HR is a classically good looking watch. The quiet one among all the hybrids, it works nicely for those who are looking to transition from the gym to office to night out without missing a beat. Refusing to compromise on style, it doubles up as an activity tracker and offers a long-lasting battery life of up to 25 days. Key features include monitoring of heart rate, number of steps, distance, calories burned and smartphone alerts.
Nothing screams masculinity more than army fatigues. Although a prominent pattern in some fashion wardrobes, this time round labels like Valentino, Bottega Veneta and Givenchy have given this evergreen trend some cutting edge appeal.
Whether you prefer traditional moss, camo prints, camouflage in geometric, or collaged camouflage print with patchwork, the secret is wearing accents of the print and then dressing it up with TAG Heuer's Connected Modular 45 watch.
Bulky, in a big and proud kind of way, the Connected Modular 45 brags a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. The watch is encased in titanium (or ceramic or rose gold) and covered in 2.5mm sapphire crystal glass. Although it could be a whole lot of watch for some, its best feature is that it offers a few different TAG Heuer-designed watch faces, so you can personalise it to fit your taste - and your outfit.
Yellow is the emerging accent colour for menswear this season. Quirky and ruling the trends, this golden hue manages to be both eccentric and conservative. Saluted by Hermes, Pigalle and Gucci, it's for men who are unafraid to inject a bit of limoncello into their wardrobe.
Now the question is, are you prepared to shine bright on the street? If your answer is yes, try accessorising with the Asus ZenWatch 3. Inspired by an annular solar eclipse, the Asus ZenWatch 3 is crafted from high quality stainless steel. Perks of this watch include access to a smart assistant, a battery life of around two days (better than most) plus Google has confirmed it will get the latest Android Wear 2.0 software update in May.
Lastly, whether you choose to wear the yellow trend sparingly or not, leave the rose pink ZenWatch alone, we recommend the gunmetal or silver models.
The onesie overalls
Making a triumphant return this season we welcome back the onesie. Re-envisioned by luxury labels like Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Salvatore Ferragamo, we are confident that the stylish crowd will appreciate the new iterations that have been made to this stylish one-piece.
Destined to become an essential item in your wardrobe again, this nonchalant trend fits nicely with the no fuss Amazfit Pace smartwatch. Designed to be your daily companion, the affordable, GPS-enabled watch will automatically track your daily steps, distance, calories and sleep. Resistant to dust, rain, splashing and accidental submersion, the Amazfit Pace offers five days of battery life and allows you to customise your watch face by uploading personal photos. See, super straightforward.
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