One fashion trend you gentlemen readers might have noticed: more and more men seem to be wearing bracelets.
For a good reason, too: the right bracelet can really make your look pop – adding a dash of the dapper to practically any outfit. And that dash-of-the-dapper becomes more than just a dash when a suave-looking bracelet is paired alongside a stylish watch. Celebrities like Jay-Z and jewelry-flaunting Johnny Depp do it well – and so can you. This quick guide walks you through the different options you have when you decide it’s time (yes, pun intended) to wear both a watch and a bracelet.
A Fashion Question to Ask Yourself
Your sense of fashion and style – it always makes a statement, one way or another. The question you’ve got to ask yourself – before choosing what bracelet to pair with your watch – is what you want your style to say about you. The extraordinary thing about fashion is that there are so many possible things it can say about you. For example, fashion can be used to communicate that you are ambitious; that you are young at heart, wild and free; that you are a meticulous person.
The possibilities are just about endless.
Now, once you’ve answered this question for yourself, you’ll be in a much better position to choose just what kind of bracelet to wear along your timepiece. Making that choice can be influenced by a lot of different factors, but fundamentally you want your bracelet and your watch to complement each other in some way.
How to make that happen?
Here’s a couple of different ways you can match your bracelet with your watch – resulting in a look that speaks to your inner fashion-loving side:
- Matching materials. A watch with a leather band, for example, looks quite elegant alongside a leather bracelet. And a watch with a metal strap band will pair equally well with a metallic bracelet. For a look that’s more on the edgy side, you may want to wear materials that don’t match, such as a beaded bracelet with a metal-banded watch.
- Matching colours. One of the hallmark indicators of a fashion-savvy man is an ability to match colours – whether that’s matching his shoe colour with the colour of his belt or wearing a bracelet with a colour that complements his watch in some way. If you’re going to wear a bracelet with a watch, it’s usually best to match the bracelet’s colour with either the watch’s dial or the strap. It’s also generally a good idea to wear complementary colours, instead of contrasting colours, unless you really want to draw focus on your wrist-game (which might be something you want to do!).
Let’s suppose, for a moment, that you’re in the mood for particularly fine-looking watches to complement your bracelet collection. If that sounds like you, just peruse these rather wrist-worthy watches here.