How to match a watch with the outfit?
From being someone’s coveted and most valuable possession to a timekeeper, a watch has several roles to play. It also creates a fashion statement. Hence, a watch is an integral part of our look. It is a fashion accessory that when matched well with attire, creates a showstopper look. On the other hand, if a watch is adorned erroneously, it can lead to the biggest fashion disaster. So, you should perfectly match watch with outfit.
A watch is a true reflection of our personality. It exemplifies punctuality in our nature and it is a quintessence of our style quotient. However, if you think that same watch can go with all the outfits and all the looks, then you are mistaken.
Just like we choose other accessories like a handbag, belt, tie and footwear with the dress to create a perfect look, similarly, we need to match our watch with attire to create a fashionista look.
Selecting the right watch is equally important as clothes and other accessories. Wearing the most appropriate watch according to an occasion can add spark to the overlook look.
General factors that determine the selection of a watch
There are certain factors that need to be kept in mind while selecting a watch. Let’s look at some of them:
Selection of watches according to gender
A women’s watch would surely spoil the masculine persona of a man similarly women wouldn’t like to look manly. That is why you should select a watch according to gender. Men’s watches are bulkier and larger as compared to women watches. On the other hand, women’s watches are more ornamental, slimmer and fashionable.
Selection of watches according to strap type
The strap of a watch is made up of different materials. Different strap type goes with different outfits and occasions. So, you should wisely pick the right material of strap such as leather straps, metallic straps, rubber and stainless steel, etc.
Selection of watches according to size and type of dial
Watches come in different sizes and types of dials. A dial that may look good on a particular outfit might look a misfit with another. Hence, you should choose wisely.
Selection of watches according to features
Some people prefer additional features in their watch and some people prefer to remain minimalistic. The preference also depends on the occasion as well as needs and utilities of the individuals. Some of the add-ons that one can select include calculator, stopwatch, chronograph, calendar, lights and other design details.
Selecting a watch according to the type of attire
Now let’s find out how you can select the right watch to match with your outfit:
While going to an office or a business meeting, you should always team up your formals with a formal watch. How would you recognize a formal watch? Well, a watch that is simple in look with minimal elements is a formal watch. However, they may have a stopwatch or chronograph attached to the timepiece. A watch with a metallic body, a moderately sized dial and a PU or leatherette strap is a perfect example of a formal watch. On the contrary, a watch that is made of materials like steel or plastic is not a formal watch. You should also avoid big dials as that give an impression of wall clock. You can wear leather watches as well as metallic watches with formal attire if they have a clean dial. Usually, these have roman numbers or sticks to denote digits.
While going to a gym, morning walk, regular activities or while adorning a sporty look, a sports watch is needed to add full spark to the overall look. A sports watch is bulkier in design and it comes with a bigger dial. These usually come with PU straps. You can wear a watch made of plastic to don a sporty look. Though both digital and analog watches can go with sportswear, it is generally better to adorn a digital timepiece. In the case of analog watch, digits are usually denoted by sticks.
Our casual wear includes comfortable denim, sneakers and top or t-shirts. These can be complemented with a casual watch. A casual watch is the one that comes with a moderate dial and leather strap. A thick strap gels perfectly with denims and other casual outfits. The watches that have digits in Arabic formats are mostly casual. These watches can have lots of design elements that can enhance the overall look.
One can wear the same watch for casual or formal look, but the watch that matches with ethnic look is entirely different. Just imagine how disastrous a watch with leather strap would look with a lehenga-choli? Obviously, you wouldn’t want to adorn that kind of look. That is why you should select the right watch to gel with your ethnic wear. Generally, metallic watches with lots of traditional design details are perfect with ethnic clothes.
Additional Style tip: If you are looking for a multi-purpose watch that you can wear with most of your outfits, then you should go for a classic timepiece that comes with a metallic strap and simple dial.
So, these were some of the amazing tips by which you can never go wrong while teaming up the right watch with a particular outfit. Follow these and exemplify your style quotient.