Summer is a time to loosen up and let things flow, so why shouldn’t the same go for wearable style? The ability to mix and match bands for the Apple Watch makes it a snap to cultivate a collection reflecting the season’s laid-back vibe. The editors of Wearable Style News have simplified the task further, picking four straps that add some summer to any outfit.
With its fiery-orange tones and cartoon sketchings, KESS InHouse’s Tobe Fonseca “Summer” orange seasonal strap evokes a sunny day at the beach filled with fun, friends and perhaps a little romance. Paired with neutral tops and bottoms, it adds a nice bit of flair to an outfit. Fitting wrist sizes 130 to 200mm, the strap is comfortable and lightweight, all the better for flipping through the pages of some (not so) serious seaside reading. Find it here.
For those spending summer in the city, Case Mate offers an edged leather band in ivory and “shocking pink,” ideal for transitioning from the office to an evening at a rooftop bar. The outer portion of the genuine leather band, designed for the 38mm Apple Watch, is piano-key white, while the underside is hot pink. The clasp is etched and engraved with the Case Mate logo. Find it here.
Despite the somewhat unwieldy name, Casetify’s BlackStrawberry Pink and Coral Watercolor Flamingos Animals on Bright Yellow band is very much on the lighter side, ideal for summer’s down-to-earth feel. The name says it all: The design features prints of jaunty pink flamingos marching in a line down the band, set against a light-yellow background. Available in 38 or 42mm sizes, the durable polycarbonate, water-resistant strap comes with either a black or silver matte adaptor. Find it here.
Not everyone lives by the beach, which is why Monowear Design’s nylon turquoise band with chrome loops makes for a big splash at the local pool. The all-turquoise weave adds personality to one’s look, while a choice of adaptor finishes, including matte or polished silver or matte dark grey, keeps the things tame. The band, compatible with the Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport or Apple Watch Edition, fits either 38- or 42mm-sized Apple Watches. Find it here.