Imagine this; you just got to a black-tie event in your charcoal gray tux—a refined gentleman with poise and style that grabs everyone's attention. But just as you're chatting with your friends, a fine lady walks up to you and asks the time. And there you are, with a stainless steel watch paired with a gold belt. Big fail! Not a very great first impression.
While this scenario might sound a bit inflated, how you style your watch is a singular expression of your personality. Since men especially wear a few accessories, people tend to pay attention to the fine details of their outfits. Hate to break it to you, but that's the power of accessorizing, gentlemen!
That's why your watch can break or make your flair. So, how do you best style your stainless steel watch? After all, wearing the watch is only half the fun. How you style it is what gives your overall look its pizazz. Here are a few tips to get you started.
1. MATCH YOUR METALS
Metal watch bands always have the advantage of neutrality. That's why styling a stainless steel watch is not complicated, as you can easily add it to most outfits. All the same, it's crucial to ensure the shade of your watch straps matches your belt and shoes.
When wearing a watch as a fashion statement, the last thing you'd want is for it to clash with your outfit. Matching your accessories also creates a much more refined look. So, when wearing a stainless steel watch, ensure your cufflinks, bracelets, and tie clip are all in the same color.
2. DON'T OVER ACCESSORIZE
When styling your stainless steel watch, leaving room to further accessorize on the opposite wrist is crucial. However, people like it when their watch stands out, especially if it is expensive. So, you have to be careful with other accessories. If you're adding rings, make sure they match the watch. Don't pair silver with gold. Also, be keen when wearing a beaded bracelet on the same hand as your watch. This styling trick can become a fashion faux if the two don't complement each other.
3. REMEMBER, YOUR WATCH SIZE AND FIT MATTER
Think of your watch as your sunglasses- there's no one-size-fits-all. Therefore, consider the size and fit when styling your stainless steel watch. The rule of thumb is; the dial should be proportional to your wrist size. Also, the watch should fit snuggly. If your watch is too heavy, it may weigh down your look.
At the same time, you don't want your stainless steel watch to be too dainty that it gets lost in your overall look. So, when choosing a watch that matches your style, ensure it complements your outfit without overtaking it.
Which Colors Go Well with a Stainless Steel Watch?
Have you bought into the stainless steel jewelry trend yet? A while back, most people wouldn't have considered wearing stainless steel an accessory. But in recent years, this trend has been growing in popularity.
After all, stainless steel always makes an impressive accent color. You can pair it with pretty much anything- from black, gray, and white to pastel tones creating the most elegant aesthetic. Also, stainless steel can take on either a masculine or feminine look.
It's no secret; how you carry yourself and accessorize your outfit tells much about who you are. Therefore, when layering your accessories, ensure they complement your usual style. Wearing a dazzling watch won't matter if you style it wrongly. Check out new Legacy Collection if you're in the market for stainless steel watches.