Being a fashion blogger has it’s perks, and owning a few dozen fashion timepieces is one of them. As one of my favorite accessories, you probably see me posting on Instagram on a regular basis. Want to get a timepiece of your own but not sure where to start? Here are my 5 pro tips on how to find a perfect watch from an avid (obsessed) collector, plus a Filippo Loreti review as the newest piece to my collection.
Look for the “wow” factor
As one of the biggest accessory trends of the generation, there are thousands upon thousands of fashion watches for consumers to choose from. Having dozens myself, I’ve started to notice many brands producing nearly identical designs. If you’re looking for a single fashion statement, look for a watch that has a “wow” factor that sets it apart from the crowd. Whether it’s a unique face, material or dial design – details matter. This doesn’t mean you have to opt for opulent design, it just means you should be looking for something special enough that it catches your eye that you won’t find for half the price somewhere else.
Filippo Loreti has an impeccable “wow” factor with luxury details you just don’t see in most watch designs. It’s elegant, and the beveled curves give it a really rich look and feel. It’s a great statement piece that instantly ups the countenance of any look.
photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | timepiece c/o:FILIPPO LORETI
Consider the design
How does a timepiece fit into your personal style? Do you dress minimal, chic, urban or street? Consider a design that’s going to work well with your wardrobe. I tend to mix things up a lot in my personal style (hence the need for a couple dozen watches). So for me, I look for pieces that compliment a certain mood or genre of fashion that I wear frequently.
I have an unnatural obsession with the moon, so the Venice Moonphase watch by Filippo Loreti especially caught my eyes. There is a subtle star print in the cut-out just above the logo, and the stone-grey face is reminiscent of the glowing moon itself.
With a market flooded with so many timepieces to choose from, it’s important to understand value. Prices for a fashion watch can range from fifteen dollars to hundreds (and that’s before we even begin to talk about luxury timepieces). When you’re trying to find the perfect watch, do your research and compare what’s on the market in a similar price range, and select based on the highest quality. What features are important to you? Details like the thickness and material of the watch band, to the level of intricacy on the face all play a factor in pricing. It’s important not to make unnecessary sacrifices – instead choose based on balance of cost and worth.
Filippo Loreti timepiece selections have excellent value, and the quality can be seen in their designs. The band is extra thick, and the finishes are flawless and smooth. If I had received the watch without first knowing the retail price, I would have guessed it much higher based on the quality – making this piece a high value selection.
As a minimalist fashion blogger, I do seek to live a minimalist lifestyle to the best of my ability. Though that an be a challenge with such a influx of new products arriving on almost a daily basis, some versatility incorporated into fashion goes a long way. For timepieces, I like to look for options that minimize the number of pieces I need in my wardrobe. Changeable bands is a huge benefit that doubles the value of your timepiece through versatility.
This Filippo Loreti watch features small notches that make a band change effortless. I selected the gold mesh Venice Moonphase, with this beautiful grey croc leather band that gives the face an entirely different look. The design makes it ultra versatile, working with different outfits, looks and styles that suit your every mood.
Last but not least, if you want to reduce to a capsule wardrobe quality is a must. Few pieces afford you the luxury of choosing quality with a less-is-more approach. This was my first watch from Filippo Loreti, and it’s always exciting for me when the package first arrives and you get a more hands-on experience.
Filippo Loreti timepiece selections are a gorgeous statement accessory with accentuated details that really set them apart. Quite frankly, the watch was even more beautiful and high quality than I had expected. The band is extra thick and the clasp hardware is robust and luxurious. Even the back of the face has an intricately engraved detail featuring the Basilica Di San Marco. The frame is luminous with a flawless finish, and after a couple weeks of constant wear, there’s still not a scratch to be seen.
Over all, I have been thrilled with my first experience, and was happy to share this Filippo Loreti review. Hoping to share more down the road, and keep your eyes on on the Filippo Loreti instagram feed to keep up with what’s fresh in their collection.. May these 5 tips for finding a perfect watch help you on your buying journey!
In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Filippo Loreti. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!