The majority of people these days own more than one watch. I mean, we don't wear the same clothes every day, right?! The common consensus is that if you only own one watch, it's not going to go with everything you wear. Fact.
I do, however, believe that silver hardware is the most versatile watch colour to own - it pretty much goes with anything - whereas some other hardware colours can be a bit tricky. But, having a watch with a blue face? Now that's classy.
Coloured watch faces are on the rise in popularity these days, but I really do think that a watch with a blue face is a staple this year, both for men and women.
There is something about it that really attracts attention and draws the eye in, but without being too garish and taking over an outfit. Especially as nowadays I see A LOT of men wearing blue toned/navy suits, so a blue watch will brighten that up.
With dark watches you can also see all of the details on the face really clearly - something that I actually prefer instead of a toned down watch.
This watch is the Knightsbridge series by Henry London, and if I've managed to convince you of how great blue watches are, then you can shop it here.
This one is unisex so you've got the best of both worlds with this one; and the moon phase detail on the face makes it a contemporary classic. A great added bonus about Henry Watches is that all of the metal straps are easily adjustable from your own home - meaning that you'll never have to go to the jewellery as to get links taken out.
Plus, blue seems to be 'in' for me this summer, so when you can match your watch to your clothes, you know you're going to have a great day. This blouse is so light and airy and is from SheIn.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Henry London Watches, but all views and opinions are my own.
Dress: Primark (similar dress here)
Off to the races this year and need some inspiration?
I know that picking an outfit for the races can be a stressful thing - especially if there's a dress code - 'shall I get a hat or a fascinator?' 'Which colour shall I get?' 'Shall I get heels or wedges?' #girlproblems. Well, get ready with me for the races at Epsom Derby!
I have never actually been to the races before (embarrassing, I know) mainly just because I have always usually been really busy around this time, however I'm pleased to say that this year I'll be attending with Epsom - with tickets to the Queen's Stand!! Seeing as I have never been to the races or a ladies day before, I think the part I am most looking forward to is soaking up the atmosphere of the day itself. It's something I have always watched on TV when I was a lot younger and looked at the fancy dresses and hats, wanting to be there (if you know me, you'll know that I love any occasion to get really dressed up). I'm also looking forward to trying the food on the day (if eating isn't the best part of your day, then you're lying).
If you are looking at purchasing tickets for the Queen's Stand yourself, these retail for £110pp and include entry to the stand, as well as access to the premier enclosure, premier bars and restaurants (however food is not included), and viewing of the winners enclosure and parade ring.
First things first is the dress. Arguably the most important part, no?
I chose this gorgeous light pink strapless floral dress from Chi Chi London. As it's spring now and nearly summer, I wanted to go for a colour that's light and airy, and in the warmer weather I do tend to like strapless dresses when I have a tan.
Here are some of my other favourite picks from Chi Chi London, that maybe you'll like for yourself: (I nearly got the first blue one but it wasn't in stock in my size *cries*)
HATS, FASCINATORS AND HAIR
Depending on your outfit, the next part is to choose a hat or fascinator. Not all ladies days' require you to wear a headpiece, however at Epsom Queens Stand it is required.
I chose to wear a fascinator instead of a hat just because I'm quite short, and I felt a fascinator would add a bit of extra height (LOL), as well as not swamping/drowning me.
I haven't picked the exact one I'm going for yet, but obviously I am going for a light pink colour, and these are the ones I am choosing between:
JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES
I am keeping it quite simple with jewellery, I like to wear no more than one piece of jewellery on each arm, 1 ring on each hand, 1 necklace and simple earrings. I decided not to go for a statement earring as the fascinator itself will be enough of a statement.
Heels or wedges? Low or high heel? The choice is yours (or not, if you are indecisive like me).
This is something I haven't 100% made my mind up on yet, however I'm swaying towards these nude/silver heels:
Get your Investec Ladies Day tickets here.
Welcome to the first of three series' with me in collaboration with Henry London!
This blog post in particular is all about the Westminster series - a classy and elegant mix of gold hardware with a white face; creating a classic, timeless and feminine watch. Perfect for that timeless British look!
The watch itself is the perfect size for women who want a statement piece without it being overpowering; often these days, women's watches either completely swamp the wrist or are very tiny.
The gold hardware is also beautiful to dress up any outfit - I have a lot of gold hardware on my bags, but I feel that adding a gold watch adds that little extra 'something' to the outfit, making it flow better.
I also feel that for such an affordable price, you do have the option to buy multiple colours to match different outfits and accessories. They can also make the perfect gift; when purchasing you have the option to add additional engraving of your choice for personalisation. They also come in a well presented blue box and have an adjustable chain strap (saving you the hassle of going to the jewellers!)
You can purchase your own Henry London Westminster watch here.
21 year old UK fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger and university graduate with honours in BA (Hons) Digital Arts Practice from the University of Greenwich in London.