Summer is a time to lighten up your accessories as well as your clothes. It’s a perfect time to swap that heavy metal watch for a fun look. I use my watches to dress up my outfits when it’s too hot to drape on lots of jewelry.
The mm measurement is how big the dial is. I have seriously skinny wrists, and I wear a big dial so that the watch looks more a braceIet and less functional. I found these 9 colorful summer watches that run from sporty to chic, and they’re all $150 or under (except for one that I had to include because it’s just so cool looking).
ACCUTIME 45 mm Digital Silicone Strap Watch. If you’re the sporty type, this watch is for you, and the day-glo orange is fab! It also comes in day-glo lime. Free shipping and free returns. $19.50
BOSS Orange 48 mm Silicone Strap Watch. This isn’t a bright, summery color, but I think this watch is so chic and it goes with everything. I love it! Free shipping and free returns. Was $175, now $104.98
Baby-G 42 mm Digital Watch. This is another sporty watch. It’s made of durable resin and features a sleek dual-lit digital display with world time, multiple alarms, stopwatch, auto calendar and more. And doesn’t white look great with a tan? Free shipping and free returns. $89.00
DIESEL Analog 59 mm Bracelet Watch. The color turquoise screams summer, and this bracelet watch will make a great addition to my summer accessories. And it’s water-resistant up to 50 meters (um, to me that’s waterproof, but I guess Diesel doesn’t want to over-promise. LOL). Free shipping and free returns. $140.00
Betsey Johnson 39 mm Swirl Dial Rainbow Bracelet Watch. Leave it to Betsey Johnson to design a watch with psychedelic hues and a mesmerizing dial. This watch is a definite conversation piece! Stainless steel. Available online only. Free shipping and free returns. $135.00
ESQ Movado 42 mm Silicone Strap Watch. I can give or take pink depending on the shade. This pink watch isn’t too juvenile, and I love how the orange accents look with it. Free shipping and free returns. $150.00
ICE Watch 53 mm Chronograph Silicone Strap Watch. I know, I know. Black is not summery, but I’m from NYC and old habits die hard. Do I get any credit for the cool blue-green color on the bezel and on the face? I. Want. This. Watch. Free shipping and free returns. $199.00
Jack Spade 40 mm Stripe Watch. This watch reminds me of the preppy side of the 80s, when Bloomingdales had a Lacoste shirt section that was bigger than many people’s apartments. Free shipping and free returns. $98.00
Swatch Watch 41 mm Silicone Strap. I’ve always liked Swatches with the inner mechanism showing. I had one like that when I was in high school, and I still think its really cool looking. Love the absinthe green color too. $75.00