On-Trend Plastic & Fantastic WatchesFor Less!

By Kate Martel

The newest wrist wear to hit the streets is rather transparent. Thanks to brands like Toy Watch, plastic watches are showing up on wrists of A-listers ranging from our First Lady to Ashley Tisdale. And don’t be fooled; these bold, oversized timepieces are totally for grownups. While we’re in love with the Toy Watch collection of bold plastic watches (which will run you about $200), we're unamused by the price. So we've scouted some stylish ways to get this look for less!

Clean and Classic
Simple, classic, clean and smooth—just a few of the reasons why we love the Time Teller Plastic Model watch by Nixon (About $55). They come in great colors, and we love how sleek these single-hued watches can look with almost every outfit.

Menswear
These somewhat masculine pieces are becoming more and more flattering on a woman’s wrist. We love this Chiasso Series Plastic Sports Watch (about $25) by Avalon in particular for its versatile, clear plastic strap and fun gold-tone hardware. The mother-of-pearl dial gives it the perfect dressy vibe, while the uni-directional plastic bezel makes it daytime worthy.

Feminine/Sporty
Add an instant pop of color to any outfit with a watch that melds the ultimate girly-girl with the adventurous sports fiend. This feminine-meets-sporty Multifunctional White Dial Watch by Fossil has a structured, sporty, bright yellow band that’ll lighten up your look in seconds, with a bezel adorned with enough crystals for any fashionista to fall in love with.

Dressy
Leave it to the original drama queen herself, style icon Betsy Johnson to design a plastic watch this cool. The chunky and funky Plastic Bracelet Watch (about $75) is the perfect centerpiece to any outfit. Slip it in on with your favorite LBD, or glam up otherwise ordinary jeans, tank and heels for an effortlessly polished look for a night out! (This one would also make for a great holiday accessory, so keep me out for the winter!)

Bracelet Style
If you aren’t super fond of watches (lets face it, not everybody is) consider slipping on a bracelet-style timepiece. This Nixon Vega Red Ladies (about $45) watch has more of an “accessory” vibe to it, with its wide, flat red plastic beads and elasticized strap. The bold color will have you right on trend and it has an undeniable super-laid back feel.