Recently blogger Embellissiment asked how to choose a watch to go with outfits, and whether watches are ‘jewellery’ or something else.
Basically, I think that watches are an accessory but like a shoe, a more basic, every day essential accessory (yes I know that your mobile phone has a clock on it, but a watch is so much more convenient and stylish, and the batteries don’t run out so often).
I love watches, in fact it has always been my ‘treat’ to myself to buy a watch as a celebration when I get a new job, with my first pay. Each watch then tells me about a stage in my life, and reminds me of a job I’ve had.
There are some basic rules to follow (that is if you like rules).
- the more sporty the watch, they’re made for sport and very casual clothes
- bright colours spell fun, keep them outside of work time, unless you are a professional clown
- classic shapes and styles work with a professional wardrobe – if you wear a suit to work, look for a classic, high quality watch to match your image
- a plain analogue face with a metallic band can be worn almost anywhere (except when dressed up to the 9s)
- diamond encrusted watches are made for nighttime glamour
- watches that have the appearance of braclets and bangles are a great way to add some personality to your outfit, whilst still being a practical piece
- if your personality is rebellious or unconventional, throw all the rules out and wear whatever style you like, as long as it’s an expression of who you are on the inside!