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Accessory Guide: How to Wear a Watch With Style


Are you a watch wearer? It's no secret that putting on a nice watch is a quick way to elevate a look with little effort. But, if you plan on wearing jewelry with it, there are some implied rules to be aware of. Whether dressing for a casual or formal event, pairing your formal watch with the right accessories is vital to pulling off a look. To make sure people stop and stare for all the right reasons, you'll want your jewelry to match the watch you choose. To make it easier on you, we put together this guide on how to wear a watch and accessorize with style. 

How to Pair Watches with Jewelry

Jewelry is the ultimate accessory. Historically jewelry was a symbol of wealth and affluence. Now it's a way to show off your style and stand out amongst a crowd. Many women and men wear jewelry and watches daily, and wearing these two accessories together is an effortless way to level up your look. No matter how big or small your favorite watch may be, we guarantee there's a piece of jewelry that will complement it. Here are some trendy ways to wear these two accessories together.


It's often the smallest pieces that make the biggest impact. Minimalist jewelry like a rope bracelet or a tennis chain bracelet works well with a casual or formal look and is a style anyone can pull off. If you're starting your jewelry collection or want to add subtle and stylish detail to your favorite look, minimalist jewelry is a perfect choice. If you're a fan of this style and want to pair your minimalist jewelry with a dress watch, we recommend choosing an oversized timepiece. For a more formal event, choose a look that's also minimalist–especially when it comes to dial details.


If you're all about standing out and making a statement, bold jewelry is the best fit. Fine details and a bold look will ensure that your accessories are the focal point of your outfit. When pairing bold jewelry with a bold dress watch, make sure that the two complement each other. Wearing an iced-out watch? Pair it with an iced-out ring or pendant. This will keep your look stylish without overpowering it. Feel like ice on ice is too much? Pair your fancy wristwatch with a statement piece like an Ace Cuff Bracelet instead.


Love to live life on the edge, especially when it comes to accessories? Creating a trending wristwatch and jewelry combo is simple when you focus on colors. Bold colors are a great way to make a statement, especially when your watch and bracelets go together. For a trendy look, pair a colorful bracelet like our Multi-Cut Tennis Bracelet with a similar watch style. Or, create a dark and edgy look and wear our Wilshire Cuff and Ring Set with your favorite timepiece. You want it to look like the watch and bracelet are an extension of each other–one edgy piece.


Keep things casual by creating an effortless and clean look. Elevate the style of the silver or gold watch that you wear daily by pairing it with a simple cuff like our Avenue Cuff Bracelet. You'll feel comfortable, look great, and get noticed.


Wondering how to wear a gold chain with your timepiece? Your watches and jewelry must complement each other, and sometimes the easiest way to do that is by pairing two contrasting pieces. For example, you can wear a wristwatch with a silver watch face with a gold cable bracelet or ring, and vice versa. The key is making sure that your accessories have the same look. Watches with contrasting details, like a gold watch case or watch face and black dial, look great when paired with jewelry of a similar color. 

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Things to Remember When Pairing Watches with Jewelry

When pairing watches with jewelry, there's more to it than solely focusing on accessories. Follow these tips to create a flawless look from head to toe.

Consider the Whole Outfit

When choosing the right watch and accessories, make sure you consider your entire outfit. The color and style of your clothes should direct the men's fashion accessories you choose. A bold look deserves bold accessories. On the other hand, a clean look should focus on simple elegance.

The Occasion

Your accessories should complement more than your outfit. They should also complement the occasion. If the event you're attending is extravagant, then men's iced-out jewelry and striking pieces will surely be a hit. If the event is more casual, keep it minimal with simple, carefully curated pieces.

Don't Overdo it

When you have a collection of pieces you love, it's natural to want to wear them all at once. But you shouldn't overdo it. As a watch wearer, choosing to pair too many pieces with your favorite watch will take away from its qualities and can also make it uncomfortable to wear. When styling pieces with a watch choose a maximum of three simple pieces or one iced-out piece. The same goes for rings. You want them to enhance your fit rather than draw attention away from it.

At JAXXON, we understand the importance of having a versatile collection. Whether you consider yourself fashion-forward or just starting to build your collection, our accessories offer something for every occasion. From music festivals to office parties, our expert guides and style tips will help you choose the perfect pieces to match your personal style and elevate any look.

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