Have you been trying to make changes to a more sustainable lifestyle? Would you consider yourself trendy and enjoy keeping up with fashion and style guides? I always find myself stuck in this in-between of wanting what is best for the environment but wanting to dress on trend and in ways that make me feel cute (and, sometimes, secondhand wear just doesn't cut it). Enter the watch.
I have been planning to get Danny (my fiance, for those of you that don't know us yet!) a watch as a gift for the morning of our wedding but when I was approached by Jord Watches, I couldn't say no. Their beautiful minimalist style of wooden watches matches our aesthetic perfectly. They even offer engraving services which made obviously makes gifts like these personal and perfect.
HOW IS THIS SUSTAINABLE?
The reason that a watch can be seen as a sustainable style staple is because when you purchase quality pieces like a Jord Watch, you typically are set for life. You may have to replace the battery at some point, but usually well-made watches like this are a one-time investment.
After browsing through the women's styles, I chose instead to pick one out for Danny. I have a thing for large face watches anyway, so men's styles are always more appealing to me. Don't let an arbitrary style categorization like "men's" or "women's" stop you from ordering what appeals to you! I ended up choosing the Conway style. The walnut with the black is very classic yet rustic looking but they have funkier options as well. The watch can easily be dressed up or down, easily giving off an outdoorsy vibe. (Can a watch give a vibe?) Because it is wood, its warmer on the skin and also more forgiving to movement. These watches would be a good option for someone that travels often or hikes a lot! We both agree that the detail work of the wood face and band are exquisite. (Not that we are watch connoisseurs anything) Danny also needed to remove one link which he was able to easily do himself by watching a video.
ENTER TO WIN
As you know, I never agree to collaborate with a brand if it doesn't also involve something for my readers. Jord has agreed to open a giveaway for a $100 gift card. This will be open until my birthday (April 29). You can enter here! And I will keep a link to the giveaway in my Instagram bio as well.
Honestly with small changes like deciding against cheap accessories and clothing items and opting for well-made and long-lasting pieces, we can cut down on material waste significantly. Sometimes, the effects of consumer culture and climate change can seem overwhelming but together, we can make a difference.