If the Spring/Summer 2020 runways are anything to go by, vintage-inspired fashion isn’t going anywhere just yet. From barely-there hot shorts, voluminous party dresses and distressed denim, it’s clear that the style set is certainly not opposed to the occasional throwback-inspired ensemble. American watch brand Fossil, however, has been way ahead of the curve. While the Americana-inspired label has been releasing variations of its timepieces for a few years now, its latest offering, the Hybrid HR, is one that encapsulates its signature aesthetic into a smartwatch.
To explore the vintage-meets-modern timepiece, we’ve tapped actress-on-the-rise Naomi Yeo. And while this fresh-faced multi-hyphenate’s name – she’s also a host – might be new to most, she’s quickly become one to watch. A quick scroll through her Instagram (@naomiyhs) and it’s easy to see how Yeo’s laid back charm has garnered her a cool 19.4K followers. It’s also a peek into the starlet’s fuss-free, easygoing style. For the launch of the Fossil Hybrid HR, however, we switched things up and got Yeo to explore some Spring/Summer 2020 vintage-inspired trends, with a matching watch in tow. Hit play for a closer look.
The Hybrid HR Smartwatch
Fossil’s Hybrid HR Smartwatch brings together the best features of analog and digital watches. Think: a digitised interface that sits within a traditional indexed dial with all the trappings of a classically stylish, versatile watch. Expect up-to-date specs such as activity tracking, text message notifications, social media alerts and music control. With a two week battery life and a rapid-charge function, the Fossil Hybrid HR is also low-maintenance and user friendly.
And on the style front? The Americana-inspired watch – which comes in four main designs – has interchangeable straps (sold separately), which means endless styling possibilities. Try the vibrant terracotta for an earthy ’70s look, the navy leather option for a sophisticated ’80s feel and the blush-pink silicone strap for the ultimate ’90s bubblegum aesthetic.