How To Have Fun With Fashion

The one guide you need to have a blast

Limited edition Kaleido Watch Gift Set, $579, by Fossil
01 Dec 2015

Limited edition Kaleido Watch Gift Set, $579, by Fossil

Discovering the time is so much more fun with the Kaleido watch – its dial is accented with “floating” shapes like those found in a kaleidoscope. Only 1,484 pieces of this leather-strapped style are available worldwide…and yes, it comes with your own real kaleidoscope in a rose gold hue. Every twist of the scope creates a unique pattern that never gets repeated.

Watch, part of the limited edition Kaleido Watch Gift Set, $579, by Fossil
01 Dec 2015

Watch, part of the limited edition Kaleido Watch Gift Set, $579, by Fossil

Emerson Medium Satchel in Hunter Green, $389, by Fossil
01 Dec 2015

Emerson Medium Satchel in Hunter Green, $389, by Fossil

Considered in detail, clever in design – this multipurpose pebbled leather carryall will take you everywhere. Inspired by mid-century styling, it’s full of quirky details, including a key-embossed leather fob and an array of purposeful pockets.

Jacqueline Multifunction Watch in rose gold stainless steel and acetate, $359, by Fossil
03 Dec 2015

Jacqueline Multifunction Watch in rose gold stainless steel and acetate, $359, by Fossil

Now here’s a stylish spin on ladylike luxe. A shimmer-horn surprise slipped in between a bracelet crafted of rose gold stainless steel makes for a pretty yet practical timepiece.

12 Days Of Jacqueline Watch Box Set, $769, by Fossil
01 Dec 2015

12 Days Of Jacqueline Watch Box Set, $769, by Fossil

Fossil’s sophisticated Jacqueline timepiece gets the packaging and entourage it deserves this season: An elegant leather box that holds the watch, plus 12 interchangeable straps. There’s one for every occasion – choose from artisanal leather in patent, brights and neutrals, two reversible field straps and the classic Jacqueline bracelet. Now your watch options will be as versatile as your wardrobe’s.

Sydney Crossbody in Claret Red, $249, by Fossil
01 Dec 2015

Sydney Crossbody in Claret Red, $249, by Fossil

Hit a fashion high with this claret crossbody accented by vibrant vintage details. Its structured construction lends ladylike polish, while the soft leather offers tactile warmth. A clean classic you’ll want to carry all year round.

Sydney Applique Zip Clutch, $189, by Fossil
01 Dec 2015

Sydney Applique Zip Clutch, $189, by Fossil

This cute little clutch-slash-wallet will make bulging purses a thing of the past. The sleek silhouette includes two gusseted pockets plus two more zippered ones, and can hold a surprising amount (a dozen credit cards, even). The best part: Merry details like colourful leather patches and a swingy leather tassle. 

“Have fun with fashion!” is a refrain that’s often heard in the industry. Which is all very well, but how exactly do you go about it? After all, ’tis a thin line between looking stylish and original (hello, Iris Apfel) and just plain cray.

As we’ve discovered over the years – and after many hard lessons – there’s just one guideline you should follow. And it’s this: Dress yourself in surprises. A kink in the norm, a twist in the tale – each detail serves to delight us whenever we discover (and rediscover) it.

It’s a cycle, you see – when you wear something astonishingly wonderful, you bring joy to others, which in turn gets bounced back to you.

Above, five curiously delightful items from Fossil’s Holiday 2015 collection that will set you on the path to having a fashion blast. 

For more on Fossil, check out 5 Gifts To Get Curious About or 5 Style Rules To Stand Out From The Office Crowd. Or read more on fashion here!