Colourful plastic or patent watches are in line with this seasons’ bright accessory trend. Fun and functional, sporty watches are great items for making a statement in a casual way. Price ranges vary from $49 to $400 depending on the brand. They’re ideal for Summer when forearms are bare and colours are cheerful. And don’t think that you need to match the colour of your watch to your outfit. You don’t. Like a pair of specs or sunglasses, watches are a statement piece all on their own.

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Ladies' Round Dial Patent Watch   Invicta Lady Lupah Diver Watch       Invicta Women's Quartz Baby Lupah Watch

   Puma Ladies Watch     Dooney & Bourke Sport Watch   Adidas Unisex Base Digital Watch

Some favourites, ranging from sophisticated (Marc Jacobs, top left) to athletic (Adidas, bottom right).