5 Top Women’s Watch Styles and How to Wear Them
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5 Top Women’s Watch Styles and How to Wear Them

Style is a lot more than just the clothing you choose — your accessories matter, too. While you don’t have to wear a watch to be on-trend these days, watches are a beautiful piece of jewelry that can add class to your look while keeping you on time throughout the day. Of course, finding the right watch is tricky. Choose a great one, and you’ll wear it again and again, but the wrong one will end up stashed in a drawer somewhere, never to be seen again. Whether you want a classic, timeless look, or you’re going for something that’s casual-chic, here are five of the top styles in women’s watches and some essential tips for wearing them.

1 – Leather Watches

Olivia Burton Women's Big Dial Leather Strap Watch, 38Mm -34%

Olivia Burton Women's Big Dial Leather Strap Watch, 38Mm

$125 $82.50

Leather watches feature leather bands and faces in many different materials. While some look edgy and sport, others are elegant, so you have many options to choose from. A great leather watch is a perfect choice to complement your work wardrobe. A dainty face with a leather band looks lovely with feminine skirts and dresses, while a larger watch face and thicker band can add a modern touch to any outfit.

You can even take a page from Kim Kardashian’s style and wear a bold, bright leather watch that stands outs no matter what you’re wearing. Just tone down your other jewelry to let your watch take center stage if you choose something bold like a red leather watch.

2 – Smart Watches

Although smart watches were once associated with a sporty, casual look, brands like Movado, Emporio Armani, and Michael Kors are taking smart watches to the next fashion level. In fact, according to Travel and Leisure, as companies work to add style to function in their smart watches, Apple collaborated with Hermes — a French luxury house — to create a trendy set of Apple Watch bands. In fact, some of them are elegant enough to wear to a formal event (like Shonda Rhimes did). 

Of course, the smart watch you choose will depend on how you plan on using it. If you’re looking for a smart watch for hiking, running, and keeping track of other types of fitness, you’ll want an outdoor style. According to Popular Science, they’re larger, more rugged, and they focus more on activity tracking and navigation. In short — they’re not quite as stylish as some of the other smart watch options.

Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch Delight Notify 34mm -

Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch Delight Notify 34mm -

£1,125.00
Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch Delight Notify 34mm - White

Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch Delight Notify 34mm - White

£650.00
Fitbit Inspire HR Black

Fitbit Inspire HR Black

£89.99
skagen Connected Gen 4 Digital Watch

skagen Connected Gen 4 Digital Watch

£299.00
skagen Connected Falster Smartwatch

skagen Connected Falster Smartwatch

£299.00
Fitbit Ionic Slate Blue

Fitbit Ionic Slate Blue

£239.99
Kate Spade New York Black Silicone Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Black - One Size -30%

Kate Spade New York Black Silicone Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Black - One Size

£279 £195.30
Kate Spade New York Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Gold - One Size -30%

Kate Spade New York Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Gold - One Size

£329 £230.30
Fitbit Charge HR Fitness Tracker Small

Fitbit Charge HR Fitness Tracker Small

£109.00
Fitbit Versa 2 Black/Carbon Aluminium

Fitbit Versa 2 Black/Carbon Aluminium

£199.99
Fitbit Ionic Adidas Edition Ice Grey

Fitbit Ionic Adidas Edition Ice Grey

£299.99
Kate Spade New York Blush Leather Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Vachetta - One Size -30%

Kate Spade New York Blush Leather Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Vachetta - One Size

£279 £195.30
Kate Spade New York Black Silicone Scallop Sport Smartwatch - Black - One Size

Kate Spade New York Black Silicone Scallop Sport Smartwatch - Black - One Size

£269.00
Fossil Venture HR Touchscreen Smartwatch

Fossil Venture HR Touchscreen Smartwatch

£230.00
Fitbit Versa 2 SE + Aluminium Case

Fitbit Versa 2 SE + Aluminium Case

£219.99
Kate Spade New York Two-Tone Stainless Steel Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Two Tone - One Size -30%

Kate Spade New York Two-Tone Stainless Steel Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Two Tone - One Size

£329 £230.30
Kate Spade New York Black Stainless Steel Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Black - One Size -30%

Kate Spade New York Black Stainless Steel Scallop Smartwatch 2 - Black - One Size

£329 £230.30

3 – Bracelet Watches

If you love more of a jewelry look than a utilitarian look from your watch, bracelet watches are a perfect choice. And if you love understated elegance, designers like Kate Spade New York, Gucci, and Versus Versace all have some gorgeous bracelet styles. Bracelet watches are a perfect choice for date night, they look great with your work wardrobe, and they can be an unexpected addition to a casual outfit like jeans and a leather jacket that elevates the look, making it ready for a night on the town.

Bracelet watches can be worn alone as a piece of jewelry, or Harper’s Bazaar suggests pairing a slimmer, ladylike watch with a lot of pretty bracelets. Wearing a suit to work? Choose a chunkier bracelet watch and wear a couple of chunky bracelets on your opposite wrist, too.

4 – Gold Watches

Celebrities like Rihanna, Ashley Tisdale, and Sofia Vergara are all fans of gold watches, and gold offers a sophisticated touch to any outfit in your closet. If you have a formal event to attend, a gold watch is an excellent choice and looks lovely with long, formal dresses. Pair it with a black dress for a stunning look — just make sure you keep the rest of your jewelry gold, too. 

One of the most on-trend choices in gold watches is the rose gold watch. It’s a more understated, feminine option that looks just as good with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt (check out Miley Cyrus’ laid-back look) as it does with a floor-length dress or a dressy jumpsuit.

Larsson & Jennings Lugano Bernadotte watch - Gold

Larsson & Jennings Lugano Bernadotte watch - Gold

£145.00
TIMEX Transcend 38mm watch - Gold

TIMEX Transcend 38mm watch - Gold

£90.00
TIMEX Waterbury Traditional 34mm watch - GOLD

TIMEX Waterbury Traditional 34mm watch - GOLD

£130.00
Zadig & Voltaire Montre Timeless Eclair watch - GOLD

Zadig & Voltaire Montre Timeless Eclair watch - GOLD

£165.00
Larsson & Jennings LJXII round-face watch - Gold

Larsson & Jennings LJXII round-face watch - Gold

£125.00
Larsson & Jennings code dot milanese watch - GOLD

Larsson & Jennings code dot milanese watch - GOLD

£105.00
Gucci Grip 38mm watch - GOLD

Gucci Grip 38mm watch - GOLD

£1,400.00
Larsson & Jennings Meridian Milanese 38mm watch - Gold

Larsson & Jennings Meridian Milanese 38mm watch - Gold

£155.00
Larsson & Jennings Lugano Aurora Gold Milanese 26mm watch -20%

Larsson & Jennings Lugano Aurora Gold Milanese 26mm watch

£285 £228.00
Gucci Grip 35mm watch - GOLD

Gucci Grip 35mm watch - GOLD

£1,320.00
Karl Lagerfeld K/Boucle Mesh Strap Watch - Gold

Karl Lagerfeld K/Boucle Mesh Strap Watch - Gold

£175.00
Versace V Circle watch - Gold

Versace V Circle watch - Gold

£635.00
Gucci Gold tone rectangle stripe face watch

Gucci Gold tone rectangle stripe face watch

£1,235.00
Larsson & Jennings Velo 33mm Milanese Watch - Gold

Larsson & Jennings Velo 33mm Milanese Watch - Gold

£155.00
Nixon Time Teller watch - GOLD

Nixon Time Teller watch - GOLD

£125.00
Baldinini Lady Gibi watch - GOLD

Baldinini Lady Gibi watch - GOLD

£287.00
Larsson & Jennings Vivid 38mm watch - GOLD

Larsson & Jennings Vivid 38mm watch - GOLD

£155.00

5 – Silver Watches

Laura Ashley Ladies' Silver Minimalist Mesh Band Watch

Laura Ashley Ladies' Silver Minimalist Mesh Band Watch

$40.99

Silver watches and white gold watches are extremely versatile styles that you’ll wear again and again because they go with everything. Loved by stars like Kerry Washington and Allesandra Ambrosio, depending on the design you choose, silver watches can take you from day to night. 

For a great date night look, add a slim, feminine silver watch to a bold red dress or let it shine with your favorite LBD. Try a square or rectangular face watch in silver with a tailored blazer and trousers for work. Or combine one with a couple of bracelets, a maxi skirt, and a crop top for a laid-back, boho look that’s perfect for summer.

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