Three Ways to Style a Watch

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It is true that many of us don’t wear watches anymore, as we can use handheld devices to see the time. But if watches only served a practical purpose, they wouldn’t still be a popular accessory today.

For many, it’s the classic, glittering design that makes a wristwatch a timeless accessory. Swiss watches from Patek, Rolex and TAG Heuer are just a few examples of stunning timepieces that often incorporate a variety of precious metals.

One of the uniquely attractive aspects of a watch is its versatility. Dress it down or dress it up; the choice is yours. Do you have a watch you’d like to show off more? Or is this an accessory you want to introduce to your wardrobe sometime soon? With the following tips, you can find out how to style it right!


Think about how you pair it

If you’re putting together an outfit and you want the watch to be a focal point, think about how the colour of the watch strap plays against the other colours in your outfit.

For example, if you’re wearing a tan belt and shoes for a party, a watch that has a tan strap may harmonise with it nicely.

Many watches come with interchangeable straps, so you may want to look out for this if you’re looking for a watch that you can pair with different outfits.


Accessorise it harmoniously

When you are styling your watch, make sure that it harmonises with any other accessories you are wearing. Some people advise against wearing gold and silver accessories at the same time, as this can create a confusing clash of colours, but there are ways you can pull this off if you plan it carefully. So, if your watch’s bracelet is gold and you want to wear silver rings at the same time, take some time to consider whether this is going to work for your outfit.

Also, try not to over-accessorise. Your watch is already a central piece, so it may be too much if you start stacking other bracelets onto the same wrist.


Imbue it with a sense of personality

Your sense of style says a lot about who you are as a person. So if you’re on the hunt for a new watch, consider whether each watch rings true to your personality and your general sense of style.

If you’re an old soul, consider a watch with a vintage aesthetic. Many brands have lines of watches that are designed to echo a certain era, so this may be the first port of call.

If you like to wear sparkly, eye-catching outfits, then there’s probably a bright, sparkly watch out there for you too! But if a classic, understated look is more of your thing, take care not to end up with an overly opulent watch that you might feel self-conscious about wearing.

In the end, the most important thing is that your watch is something you can wear confidently, whenever you want to wear it!

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Written by Lola McQuenzie

Lola is one of our busiest writer. She has worked for Catwalk Yourself since 2007. Lola started working with us after she graduating from Central St Martins

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