Finding your perfect watch
You might not think you need a watch anymore. In the days of smartphones, a timepiece on your wrist can seem rather old-fashioned - but in fact, they're a great accessory. Both practical and stylish, watches are an elegant way to both finish an outfit and show off your personality. Many women will have just one in their wardrobe, so think about the style that you want to go for. Sporty watches are great if you're a keen athlete, while a luxury metal style with a bracelet band is an extravagant way to show off. Keep it simple with a plain black leather band or, if you want something a little quirkier, find a band in your favourite colour.
The best women's timepieces for everyday style
If you have just one watch, make sure it goes with other pieces in your wardrobe. Take a careful look at the strap. If you've chosen a colour, it should match - or at least, not clash - with most of your clothes. A neutral is a safer choice. Watches with black, brown or tan straps look good with most items. If you like to wear colour, you could choose a strap in pink, blue, yellow or red - but make sure that whichever shade you go for fits into your existing wardrobe. A metal band is rather a more daring style. This is real luxury, so it will look out of place with casual outfits. It can be a good option if you plan on wearing your timepiece to the office, though, particularly if your workplace has a strict dress code and people tend to dress more formally.
How to style a statement timepiece
First, make sure your outfit goes with your watch. A funky, sporty style will look good with sportswear, jeans or a bomber jacket; however, it will appear totally out of place with a sheath dress or pencil skirt. These smarter, office-friendly styles look better with a simple leather strap. Take a look at the metal details of your timepiece. For a really smart look, you'll want all your accessories to match: go for silver with silver, or match gold with gold. If you've chosen a strap in a less common colour of metal, such as rose gold, you could forget about jewellery altogether, or carefully seek out other pieces that will match. This will instantly pull your outfit together!