Chronograph watches are classy, sophisticated and timeless. With this in mind we should craft our outfits to exude these traits as well. Formal, business-casual, and executive styles should be on our radar. Think blazers, suits, chinos, oxford shirts, and quality shoes. Here are a few outfit ideas you can use for inspiration when styling a watch:
Blazer, Chinos, & Monkstraps
This is attire that will look great all year round. A blue blazer with beige chinos and brown shoes specifically is fantastic for the spring and summer. Mix and match colours accordingly to what you have with these pieces and you’ll throw together a very posh look. You could wear this while you’re out running errands, spending time with friends, or participating in leisurely activities.
Suit, Dress Shirt, & Derbys
Nothing matches a watch more than a well-tailored suit, quality dress shirt, and derbys. This is excellent attire for work, meeting with clients, and formal occasions. It’s an outfit that states confidence, wealth, and luxury. Navy, charcoal, and grey are the go-to suit colours. Focus on attaining a fit that contributes to your body’s silhouette for a streamlined appearance.
Other styling tips for watches:
– Match the band colour to your shoes and belt. If your watch has a brown leather band, your shoes and belt should be brown as well. This is more difficult if you wear something smart like Fossil watches, but try your best!
– If you are sporting a silver or gold watch, other accents like bits on loafers or cuff links should be the same.
– Simple dress watches should be strictly for formal attire. Chronograph and two-tone watches are ideal for business-casual situations.