Watch Out

Watches have always been in style, but they’ve definitely made more of a comeback the past few years as far as retailers coming out with more options available as ever. I’ve also been a fan of wearing a watch as it is both functional and stylish.  I’m giving you my reasons for adding a watch to your collection or wearing yours more often.

Reasons to Wear a Watch

Keeping track of time: As obvious as this sounds, watches are so convenient for keeping your day on schedule. Sadly, many people opt out of wearing a watch because they rely on their phone for the time, whereas it’s a lot easier to take a peek at your wrist.

Being polite: We all have busy schedules and many times we have only an allotted time to spend with someone. It comes off as rude if you pull out your phone during a conversation to look at the time. It’s much more polite and inconspicuous to check your watch. I like to pretend I’m fiddling with the positioning of my watch when I’m really just finding out how much more time I have with someone.

Maturity Factor: You rarely see children wearing watches (unless they’re the fun rubber ones) because real adults wear watches. It should become a staple item in your wardrobe as your grow older. Unless you’re wearing a fitness watch, opt for analog over digital.


Types of Watches

There are many different types of watches but I’ll go over the four types I use most (L-R):

Boyfriend: The face on a boyfriend watch is oversized, and while it’s trendy, I believe this style is here to stay. Mine is tortoiseshell, but depending on the metal this is a very versatile item but would err on the casual side.

Everyday: I love my simple, leather watch for everyday use, but any type where you can swap out the band keeps it interesting. Timex is a great watch to own because you can find straps for it pretty much anywhere.

Dressy: This type of watch you could wear to a formal event. It should have a metal band and a small face. Watches with formal wear give an understated elegance and maturity to any look.

Fun: While my “fun” watch may not be too crazy, I believe it’s great to have a watch that’s a little different than the rest of your collection. I love the bright blue band on this one while the face of it keeps it classy.


Brands to Watch For

Timex is the best for changing out straps. It’s a style that will never grow old, and you can find great straps for it at J Crew and Brooks Brothers.

Kate Spade has both fun watches and sleek options for more formal events. They do a wonderful job at keeping it classy in a unique way.

Fossil is my all time favorite watch brand as I believe they are well made (they even make watches for Michael Kors). Tip: Fossil outlets carry watches straight from the Fossil stores, so if you wait a little while you can get very discounted watches that are the same great quality.

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Do you wear a watch regularly? Do you wear a watch more for style or functionality?


14 Comments on Watch Out

  1. Alex
    March 23, 2015 at 11:36 am (8 years ago)

    I have a running watch I’ve used since high school, but I’ve been debating on a grown up watch for so long because I can’t decide on which kind. This post was really helpful though – thank you!

    Alex | Mrs. Mason Dixon

    • thedressdecoded
      March 23, 2015 at 6:23 pm (8 years ago)

      Of course! Thanks for reading! I love my heart rate monitor, but I also love a dressy watch for more formal occasions.

    • thedressdecoded
      March 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm (8 years ago)

      Let me know which one! I’d love to see!

    • thedressdecoded
      March 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm (8 years ago)

      I didn’t know they weren’t real leather! I’m disappointed! You’d think for the price of some of them they wouldn’t skimp out on leather.

  2. Rose
    March 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm (8 years ago)

    Ahh I love your fossil watch, it looks so perfect with the army candy! And love the picks you included, everything is adorable. Plus fossil is so affordable as well, and so pretty. Can’t beat it!

    • thedressdecoded
      March 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks so much! Fossil is pretty great – i actually scored this one for $30 at the outlet.

  3. Suzanne
    March 23, 2015 at 7:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Love your Fossil watches. I actually just got a cute one on Hautelook with multiple thin leather straps which makes it look they wrap around the wrist a few times. I like fossil because they have clean lines and are easy to read. I’ve just gotten back into wearing watches again as I was tired of always checking my phone. They are a fashion statement. Love your style!

    • thedressdecoded
      March 24, 2015 at 6:45 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you very much!!

      I love fossil too, and I’d love to see your new watch sometime. It sounds so stylish!

  4. Christina
    March 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm (8 years ago)

    What’s the name of that Fossil watch you have on in the picture, I am absolutely obsessed with it!

  5. PreppyInVenice
    March 25, 2015 at 4:05 am (8 years ago)

    Your watch by Fossil is really cute. I like this brand because they make beatiful watches with really affordable prices. I wear a watch by Roberto Cavalli during the day that is really classy but I’m looking to some watches more sporty. I’ve seen those of U.S polo assn. Do you recommend them?



    • thedressdecoded
      March 27, 2015 at 9:58 am (8 years ago)

      That’s wonderful, what a classy watch! I’m not familiar with the U.S. Polo Assn watches, I”ll have to look into it. 🙂

      Thanks for reading! Always enjoy your comments!


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