It’s no secret that I love snow. In the past I’ve shared my pictures of New York City under a historic snowfall, as well as beautiful Paris decorated with a blanket of snow, glistening like white crystals. So, given my love for snow, it’s unusual that I’ve yet to share one of my snow day looks in my Bright.Style column. I’m correcting that today with my latest style post, which I photographed during the heavy snowfall in NYC on Saturday morning last week. I’d been meaning to find an opportunity to wear my new Emporio Armani men’s chronograph watch, and this was the perfect opportunity to up my snow style game by planning my outfit around the stylish quartz watch. Click through after the jump to see my snow look in full.
I’ve always been an accessories kinda guy: watches, bags, shoes – those are my favorite pieces to shop and wear. So, I styled this snow day look to make my watch the statement piece of the outfit. I wore my long coat open to show the outfit layers – a military style shirt jacket and festive burgundy red sweater – which I paired with black denim and boots. The look was simple yet chic. My aim was to wear a look that provided contrast against the fresh white snow, but didn’t look too loud or obnoxious against the natural beauty of the environment. This is why I stayed away from graphic and heavy patterns. In turn, this allowed the focus to be on the statement look of the Emporio Armani men’s chronograph watch.A simple pair of grey gloves allowed the striking face of the watch to shine amongst the snowfall.Remember back in the summer when I wrote about my photography goals for the rest of the year? Well, I’ve been doing my best to keep to them! Case in point: while I was out in the snow I experimented with some new photography techniques to capture this festive and evocative image of a sparkler. I’m really pleased with how it came out!I like how the stainless steel exterior and watch strap contrast against the black coat and white snow. The midnight navy color of the watch face lends a sophisticated and timeless look to the design, too. There’s something about an introduction of deep navy into a predominantly black outfit (or room!) that I just love.Do you have a men’s chronograph watch? How do you like to style outfits around your watches?// Photography, styling and creative direction by Will Taylor | Posted in partnership with Emporio Armani; all views my own