Matching your accessories can be a bit tough and if you want to look stylish in every occasion here are a few simple rules to follow.
Keep your balance!
Should you wear a bracelet on the same wrist as your watch? Experts say you should always make sure not to wear all your accessories on one hand leaving the other one bare.
If you’re going to sport just one bracelet, don’t put it near the watch. Put it on the other wrist to create a balanced appearance.
On the other, if you’re planning a combination of bracelets, you can always slip one beside your watch.
To get an idea about this balance thing - imagine your two wrists as the two sides of a classic scale. When you dress in the morning, make sure that one side is slightly heavier than the other. This concept is called visual weight.
Don’t mix your metals
This isn’t just about watches and bracelets. The same rule applies to all your accessories - earrings, rings, even the metal parts on your bag. Never mix metals!
If you have a wrist watch with a golden strap, you simply cannot wear a silver bracelet, not even on the other wrist. Sorry!
Things can be very tricky when you want to wear beaded bracelets, with no metal whatsoever. This gives you way more freedom, but the thing you should consider is how do the colors match.
A colorful beaded bracelet in many vibrant colors can go just as well with either a silver or a golden strap on your watch.
If your watch has a leather strap, you can match it with any type of metal, but for a beaded bracelet make sure that the colors go well together.
Don’t wear a heavy oversized bracelet on the same wrist as your watch. Again, it’s a question of balance. If you have something flashy you really must wear because it goes well with the rest of your outfit, put it on the other hand.
At the same time, you don’t your watch and bracelets to be too similar in width. Again, it’s a question of visual weight – a thicker watch will require a thinner bracelet.
If you’re wearing a bracelet on the same wrist as the watch, make sure it’s not too loose. It’s better to go for a bracelet that fits comfortably around your wrist and place it either above or below the watch.
Dress for the occasion
For a polished office look you should always keep your accessories to a minimum. An elegant watch can go very well with an understated bracelet in a matching color.
The same goes for men. You can certainly wear a bracelet to the office, only not in loud colors.
A beaded bracelet with onyx stones will go very well with a watch with a black leather strap. Or, if you’re wearing a brown suit and a watch with a brown leather strap you can accessorize your outfit with a tiger’s eye bracelet.
Always check the overall effect before leaving the house and if you feel it’s too much the golden rule is to take one of the accessories off.Less is always more when it comes to fashion!