Before I physically laid my eyes on my JORD watch, I really had no idea what to expect from a wooden watch. I imagined it to be clunky, heavy and impractical and had absolutely no idea how I might style such a watch, considering I have been wearing my Cartier Santos watch in excess of ten years. However, I could not have been any further from the truth. When I unboxed my JORD watch I was pleasantly surprised, in fact, let’s not downplay it, I was excited. If you follow my Insta Stories you will have seen from my unboxing how genuinely excited I was and how quickly I fell in love with my new wooden watch. It’s beautiful, so well designed and one of the most subtle yet unique of some of the unique watches I have come across.
Firstly, I was mostly surprised with how light wooden watches are in weight and secondly, how elegant and ‘un wood like’ my watch is in its appearance. My JORD watch is the Frankie Ebony and Gold. If you’ve never heard of a wooden watch then I’m sure you’ve never imagined wearing one, but the same could be said for the cult Gaia bag. Before bloggers championed this wooden, solid, somewhat impractical bag, did we ever imagine that a wooden cage like bag could be the most iconic accessory of the season that would go on to pave the way for many other bags of the like?
I don’t think we did.
Needless to say, summer is the perfect time to really experiment with accessories and the JORD wooden watch seamlessly sits in line with the season’s trends. It just makes perfect sense for the summer, a pair of espadrilles, a woven bag, a straw hat and a wooden watch. I am going to Tuscany in a matter of weeks and can see myself styling my ebony and gold JORD watch for dinner by the pool with my woven black and ecru Zara statement earrings, a black midi dress, a pair of castaner espadrille wedges and a beautiful woven or wicker bag for the ultimate chilled but dressed summer look.
I can’t wait to put this look together, but for now, as we endure this somewhat grey day my JORD watch looks just as stylish worn with my new linen Zara dress, my Kurt Geiger snakeskin espadrilles, my woven bag and these earrings, which have become my go to this summer.
Maybe a wooden watch won’t be a watch for everyday, but it’s nice to change things up a little every now and then and this watch is perfect to do just that. X
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