LONDON – FASHION – When getting dressed every morning, how much attention do you pay to the accessories you put on? If you are like most people, you probably want to ensure that everything goes together, right? However, there are many people who wear the same watch with everything. Unfortunately, for most, this isn’t something that’s going to work very well.
The fact is, there are some unwritten rules to follow when it comes to matching your watch with what you plan to wear. When it comes down to it, in the simplest explanation, the watch you wear should match the formality of your outfit.
If you aren’t sure how to match your watch to your attire, then keep reading. The tips and information here can serve as a guide.
1. The Formality of Your Watch Needs to Match the Formality of Your Clothing
One of the first things to consider when choosing watches for what you are wearing is analogor digital? Do you even know the difference?
If not, don’t feel bad. Many people don’t.
An analog watch has a face with both minute and hour hands, as well as numbers or markers that display the day in 12-hour segments. These type of watches, like the Citizen watches offered, are considered more formal and classic. As a result, they are a great option for a date, formal event or business occasion.
A digital watch, on the other hand, has a LED face or an LCD display that shows the time in the numeric form. This type of watch is considered to be casual in style.
2. Choose Complementing Materials
When choosing a watch band, it’s a good idea to match it to the other accessories you are wearing. For example, if you have on a leather pair of shoes and a belt, then a leather watch band is the obvious option.
Don’t forget about the colour, too. Brown shoes and belts need brown watch bands, and the same goes for black. If you want something that’s more universal, then choose gold or silver – it will go with both colours.
It’s a good idea to choose interchangeable bands, especially if you wear different colours. Keep in mind, your watch band does not have to be the precise colour of your shoes; however, it’s a good idea to find a tone that is similar, for example, dark vs. medium vs. light.
3. Keep Metal With Metal
The metal case of your watch, which is the frame that’s around the face, needs to complement any other metal accessories you wear. You can choose a case that is polygonal, round, rectangular or square, and the finish can be patterned, matte, shiny or have jewels embedded in it.
Some of the most common metals used for making watch cases include titanium, platinum, silver, gold, and steel. If you choose a watch that has a metal casting that’s blacked out, then you can choose either silver or gold accessories.
The key here, to achieve a coordinated outfit, is to ensure that the metal on your watch, corresponds with your ring or other jewelry. Some of the other type of accessories you need to coordinate include side adjusters on your trousers, shoe buckles, belt buckles, cuff links and other items you may be wearing.
4. Bend the Rules With an Heirloom Watch
An heirloom watch is one that represents a legacy. If you are like most people, you likely wear them in memory of who originally owned it, or as a good luck charm. As a result, heirloom watches aren’t limited by the rules mentioned above of matching your watch with your clothes.
There’s a good reason for this – these are great conversation pieces and will make you more memorable to others. With an heirloom watch, you can not only bend but also violate the other rules that have been listed here.
5. If in Doubt – Match Your Shoes and Watch
While black is considered to be a dressier option, in most cases, it doesn’t always mean that this is the best choice by default. In some cases, brown shoes are going to be a much better choice. This is when interchangeable watch bands can be extremely useful.
If you are ever unsure what colour watch band to wear with your outfit, just match it to your shoes. This will help you get a coordinating look that you look great in.
If you want to achieve a polished look with your attire and accessories, then make sure you get the right size, too. You need to ensure your watch is proportionate to your body. For example, if you are a bigger guy, then choose a watch that has a larger face and thicker band. For thinner men, choose a watch that is slimmer, too.
By using the tips and information here, you can achieve a balanced, harmonious look between your attire and the watch you wear.