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

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

$125.00

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.

Tory Burch Women's Torytrack Gigi Touchscreen Smart Watch, 40Mm

Tory Burch Women's Torytrack Gigi Touchscreen Smart Watch, 40Mm

$350.00
LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Sterling Silver & 18K Gold Band For Apple Watch

LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Sterling Silver & 18K Gold Band For Apple Watch

$3,500.00
LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Sterling Silver Link Band For Apple Watch

LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Sterling Silver Link Band For Apple Watch

$950.00
LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Stainless Steel Watchband For 42/44Mm Apple Watch (Nordstrom Exclusive)

LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Stainless Steel Watchband For 42/44Mm Apple Watch (Nordstrom Exclusive)

$650.00
kate spade new york Women's Raven Scallop Leather Strap Smart Watch, 42Mm

kate spade new york Women's Raven Scallop Leather Strap Smart Watch, 42Mm

$295.00
LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Sterling Silver Link Band With Diamonds For Apple Watch

LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Sterling Silver Link Band With Diamonds For Apple Watch

$5,000.00
kate spade new york Women's Raven Scallop Silicone Strap Smart Watch, 42Mm

kate spade new york Women's Raven Scallop Silicone Strap Smart Watch, 42Mm

$295.00
LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Two-Tone Watchband For 38/40Mm Apple Watch (Nordstrom Exclusive)

LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Two-Tone Watchband For 38/40Mm Apple Watch (Nordstrom Exclusive)

$1,900.00
LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Stainless Silver Link Band For 38/40Mm Apple Watch

LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Stainless Silver Link Band For 38/40Mm Apple Watch

$595.00
MICHELE Women's Hybrid Tracker Smart Watch, 38Mm -30%

MICHELE Women's Hybrid Tracker Smart Watch, 38Mm

$495 $346.50
LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Two-Tone Watchband For 42/44Mm Apple Watch (Nordstrom Exclusive)

LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Two-Tone Watchband For 42/44Mm Apple Watch (Nordstrom Exclusive)

$2,300.00
Fitbit Versa Peach Band Touchscreen Smart Watch 39mm

Fitbit Versa Peach Band Touchscreen Smart Watch 39mm

$169.95
Fitbit Versa 2 Smoke Fabric Strap Touchscreen Smart Watch 39mm - A Special Edition

Fitbit Versa 2 Smoke Fabric Strap Touchscreen Smart Watch 39mm - A Special Edition

$229.95
Fossil Women's Sport Hr Neon Silicone Strap Smart Watch 41mm, Powered by Wear Os by Google

Fossil Women's Sport Hr Neon Silicone Strap Smart Watch 41mm, Powered by Wear Os by Google

$275.00
Garmin Unisex vivomove Hr Premium Tan Suede & Silicone Strap Hybrid Touchscreen Smart Watch 43mm

Garmin Unisex vivomove Hr Premium Tan Suede & Silicone Strap Hybrid Touchscreen Smart Watch 43mm

$349.99
Fossil Women's Tech Jacqueline Black Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet Hybrid Smart Watch 36mm

Fossil Women's Tech Jacqueline Black Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet Hybrid Smart Watch 36mm

$175.00

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.

MICHELE Women's Deco Diamond Diamond Dial Gold Plated Watch Case, 33Mm X 35Mm

MICHELE Women's Deco Diamond Diamond Dial Gold Plated Watch Case, 33Mm X 35Mm

$2,195.00
MICHELE Women's Serein 16 Diamond Gold Plated Watch Case, 34Mm X 36Mm

MICHELE Women's Serein 16 Diamond Gold Plated Watch Case, 34Mm X 36Mm

$2,095.00
Gucci G-Frame watch, 21x34mm - Gold

Gucci G-Frame watch, 21x34mm - Gold

$1,390.00
Nixon Time Teller watch - Gold

Nixon Time Teller watch - Gold

$136.00
MICHELE Women's Deco 16 Diamond Dial Gold Watch Head, 29Mm X 31Mm

MICHELE Women's Deco 16 Diamond Dial Gold Watch Head, 29Mm X 31Mm

$1,095.00
Larsson & Jennings Lugano Bernadotte watch - Gold

Larsson & Jennings Lugano Bernadotte watch - Gold

$171.00
Larsson & Jennings LJXII Norse 34mm Milanese Watch - Gold

Larsson & Jennings LJXII Norse 34mm Milanese Watch - Gold

$159.00
Larsson & Jennings LJXII Lugano 26mm 5Link Watch - Gold

Larsson & Jennings LJXII Lugano 26mm 5Link Watch - Gold

$168.00
MICHELE Women's Serein Diamond Gold Plated Watch Case, 40Mm X 38Mm

MICHELE Women's Serein Diamond Gold Plated Watch Case, 40Mm X 38Mm

$1,795.00
Nixon Time Teller Milanese Watch - Gold

Nixon Time Teller Milanese Watch - Gold

$136.00
Larsson & Jennings LJXII Lugano Gold Milanese 33mm watch

Larsson & Jennings LJXII Lugano Gold Milanese 33mm watch

$156.00
Larsson & Jennings Rally 3Link watch - Gold

Larsson & Jennings Rally 3Link watch - Gold

$249.00
LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Sterling Silver & 18K Gold Band For Apple Watch

LAGOS Women's Smart Caviar Sterling Silver & 18K Gold Band For Apple Watch

$3,500.00
MICHELE Women's Deco 16 Diamond Gold Plated Watch Head, 29Mm X 31Mm

MICHELE Women's Deco 16 Diamond Gold Plated Watch Head, 29Mm X 31Mm

$1,995.00
Larsson & Jennings Lugano Jura Milanese 38mm watch - Gold -40%

Larsson & Jennings Lugano Jura Milanese 38mm watch - Gold

$323 $194.00
River Island Womens Rose gold diamante encrusted watch

River Island Womens Rose gold diamante encrusted watch

$76.00

5 – Silver Watches

Laura Ashley Ladies' Silver Minimalist Mesh Band Watch

Laura Ashley Ladies' Silver Minimalist Mesh Band Watch

$34.99

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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