Selecting the right wristwatch for yourself often creates confusion but even more, confusion occurs when you don’t know how to wear a watch with different outfits (wristwatch matching).
You must maintain a balanced look.
According to this, the wristwatch plays a significant role in your dressing, so it is necessary to match your wristwatch with your outfits and select the right watch according to the occasion and appearance.
Since there is no universal rule here, this topic may be a little tough to understand but I will do my best to simplify this, so you can understand everything properly.
There are some basic things to keep in mind while choosing a wristwatch like – fitting, strap selection, and a few more essential things.
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How To Wear A Watch
1. Occasional Matching
Just as we can’t pull off every attire for all occasions like we never wear our gym outfits at a wedding or party, exactly in the same way we can not wear every wristwatch everywhere but still people make this mistake because they do not have much information about these things.
Anyway, most of us do not pay much attention to accessories and most of us always think that we can wear one watch everywhere, after all, the main function of a wristwatch is just to display the time.
So let’s know, which wristwatch you can wear on which occasion –
(a) Business Formal Occasion –
Leather is the best material for formals, whether it’s about wristwatches, shoes, belts, office bags, or wallets.
It is used everywhere.
So when it comes to the watch selection for a formal occasion, you should always go for a formal watch (a wristwatch that has leather straps/bands and minimal face).
The best option is a dress watch that you can match with every formal attire.
If you want to try something different than leather, you can buy a diver watch but only when you are wearing a dark formal suit.
(b) Semi-formal Occasion –
If you are going to attend a semi-formal occasion like a business party, gathering, etc, then you should wear a leather strap or metal strap wristwatch.
Make sure you are not wearing a too fancy or heavy wristwatch.
Go for a lightweight and elegant watch.
(c) Casual Occasion –
A metal strap watch is the best option for casual occasions.
Also, keep in mind, when you are wearing a chain strap watch, it fits you well because you will feel and look unpleasant after wearing a loose metal watch.
(d) Traditional Occasion –
Occasions like weddings, festivals, family functions, etc.
On these traditional occasions, the watch selection should be done according to the attire.
It is totally on you, use your fashion sense, and feel the vibes coming out of your look.
The only thing you should be careful about is simplicity.
Uphold the simplicity and enhance the attractiveness.
(e) Athletic Look –
While playing football, basketball, Cricket, etc, you should always wear a field watch or sport watch.
If you go to the gym or play sports then you must buy a field watch or you can also invest in a good quality digital watch.
Digital watches will help you in your workout too.
These wristwatches have silicone straps, which keep the grip tight even when sweating.
You can also buy a fitness band, Which is very popular nowadays.
If you are an athlete then you have one more option, which is a piolet watch.
2. Color Matching
An essential rule of color matching is to match your shoe color with the color of your belt but when it comes to matching a wristwatch, I would not recommend matching the exact saturation and luminance.
Yes, it may create a little contrast unevenness in your look.
So, you can match your watch with your belt but while making a fine gap between colors.
Don’t pick the same color but just try to go a little near.
If you are wearing a leather strap wristwatch then the color of your watch should complement your belt and shoes and if you are wearing a metal strap wristwatch then match the color of your belt’s buckle with the color of your watch’s strap.
For example, if you are wearing a golden colored wristwatch then make sure that the buckle of your belt is golden (or similar).
3. Skin Undertone
This only works when you wear a metal strap wristwatch.
Metal wristwatches are typically popular in two colors – golden and silver.
Now it is not that you can wear any color.
So, which color will suit you?
Well, It depends on your skin undertone.
How To Determine –
Go in the sunlight and focus on your veins, what is the color of your veins?
Is it blueish or greenish?
If blue then your skin undertone is cool but if green then the undertone is surely warm.
If it is between blue and green then you have your specific skin undertone that can be defined as a neutral skin tone.
(a) If your undertone is cool then the silver color will suit you the most
Go get a silver-colored metal wristwatch.
(b) If your skin undertone is warm then ideally you should wear a golden-colored metal strap watch.
(c) If you are still confused about it, then try both colors and ask it first to yourself and then to someone else.
If you are a person, who has powerful observation ability then you do not have to worry about anything.
The more you try, the better it will be for you but if you do not have enough time and money, then you will get a lot of help with these rules.
I always follow these rules and I got a lot of benefits.
Have you adopted any of these rules, let me know in the comment section.
Also if you have any questions in your mind, feel free to ask.