Spring is waning and summer is almost upon us. It is time for a new watch?
A new look for summer is yours for the asking as online stores are simply bursting with fashion ideas. One of the smartest ways to get the latest look is to see what the designer name brands are doing and then find cheaper alternatives. After all, you possibly don’t want to spend the best part of US$450 just on a pair of swim shorts, so we have added less costly suggestions where appropriate. Prices on this occasion are not in ascending order.
The watch: FAVRE LEUBA RAIDER DEEP BLUE 44MM
Swiss watch brand Favre Leuba began in 1739 as a small watchmaker. Today, they are renowned for their authenticity and ingenuity. Encased in stainless steel, the Raider Deep Blue 44mm was designed for explorers and adventurers both above and below the deep blue sea. It features an automatic ETA 2824 movement, a 300m water resistance, unidirectional rotating bezel with a 20-minute dive sector scale marking in orange, a black dial with luminescent hands, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal face and a black and orange striped NATO strap. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds and a date display. This item comes with a 5-year international warranty from the brand. How much? £2,150. Too expensive? Try this Tauchmeister Automatic at just US$179
The polo: MISSONI STRIPED COLLAR POLO SHIRT
Italian family-run fashion house, Missoni was founded by Tai and Rosita Missoni in 1953. Best known for its signature crochet-knitted colorful designs, the Missoni label has built up a strong celebrity following. This black cotton striped collar polo shirt from Missoni features a classic polo collar, a front button placket, short sleeves, and a straight fit. How much? £215.00 Too expensive? Try this KStare polo at just US$9.99
The shorts: VALENTINO BANDANA SWIM SHORTS
These Valentino brown swim shorts are printed with a swirling 1970s-inspired bandana print that appeared on various styles in the SS19 runway show. They’re Italian-made from a lightweight quick-drying shell that’s hallmarked with a single gold-tone metal Rockstud at the bottom corner. How much? £390.00. Too expensive? Try these Kanu swim shorts at just US$8.95
The cap: FENDI FF MONOGRAM CAP
Continuing its current monogram focus, the Italian luxury fashion house released a double F print hat, dubbed the “Forever Fendi” Cap. Constructed completely of the brown/black Fendi monogram canvas, the headwear option references Fendi’s signature aesthetic during the ’90s. The cap comes complete with a velcro tab fastening at the back, white contrast piping at the brim and internal grosgrain-ribbon browband that guarantees a one-size-fits-all design. How much? £270.00 Too expensive? Try this Under Armour baseball cap from US$12.71
The sneakers: SUPERGA 2750 COTU CLASSIC
Believe it or not, these simple sneakers, available in classic black or white, are among the bestsellers on Amazon. With an extra strong, fully breathable, pure cotton uppers, these trainers are lightweight, simple canvas tennis shoes with the vulcanized rubber sole. In production since 1911, this is the staple shoe with full versatility and is the very definition of smart casual. How much? US$60.65
The shades: OAKLEY HOLBROOK METAL
Oakley takes a classic to the next level with the Holbrook® Metal. These lightweight, sheet-metal frames have metal bolt accents on front of the frame and on the side arms. The Three-Point Fit system holds lenses in precise optical alignment for supreme comfort and performance. How much? US$183.00