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How to Wear a Watch with Bracelets: The Ultimate Guide

How to Wear a Watch with Bracelets: The Ultimate Guide

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Looking for some new ways to add a little drip to your wrist? While watches certainly make the boldest statement, you can take it further by adding a bracelet and completing your look. 

With so many bracelets and watches to choose from, though, how do you know where to start? Today, we’re going to help you find the right watch and bracelet combination that helps you look and feel your best. When you’re looking for some fashion inspiration, you know we got you. 

Ideas for Pairing Up Watches and Bracelets 

Wear a Bracelet on the Opposite Wrist from Your Watch 

If you want to keep it simple and understated, rock a bracelet on the opposite wrist from your watch. This will space out your accessories and keep one wrist from looking too dressed up compared to the other one. 

Wear a Thin Bracelet Above or Below the Watch 

If you spend time searching for how to wear a watch and bracelet together online, one point you’ll see many style influencers say is to avoid wearing them on the same wrist. Instead, we subscribe to wearing whatever best suits your sense of style and unique personality. 

Typically, because watches have thick bands and a large face at the center, they often look best when paired with a thinner bracelet. That’s not a universal rule, though. 

While you can certainly rock a bracelet on the same wrist as your timepiece, we recommend trying out a few styles together to find the combination that you think works best for you. Size up your watch with a thicker bracelet like a 12mm Miami Cuban Link as well as something slimmer like a 2mm rope bracelet to see which one looks best. 

Keep Metals Consistent or Go Two-Tone

Like to keep your accessories cohesive? Wear a watch with the same metal color as your bracelet to keep it consistent. For example, you can go all-in on yellow gold by matching a watch band to a Franco bracelet in the same finish. 

However, more and more people have recently been experimenting with mixing metals. Once a fashion crime, the 2-tone looks you can create are a perfect way to stand out and make a statement. Whether you want to mix yellow, white, or rose gold together, it’s completely in your hands. 

Match with the Rest of Your Fit 

Do you have a favorite color that makes frequent appearances in your daily fits? In addition to matching metals, you can also match the face color of your watch to your outfit. White and black watch faces are always a safe bet, but you can also take further and experiment with some vibrant shades like red, green, or blue

Create Contrast with Iced and Non-Iced Pieces

Few pieces can shine at the blinding levels that iced-out watches do. There’s just something different about the way hand-set stones shimmer on a timepiece. 

Combining an iced watch with a non-iced bracelet can create a striking contrast that highlights the shine on your watch even further. Or, if you want to go for a fully iced-out look, a stone-flooded watch also looks incredible with a diamond prong bracelet.

The #1 Tip: Go With What Makes You Feel Your Best

At the end of the day, whatever combination of watches and bracelets inspires the most confidence in you, that’s what you should go with. You’ll never feel out of place if your fit is exactly how you want it. 

That’s what we love about jewelry the most at GLD. You’ll never run out of new combinations to try when you’re adding some drip to your style. There’s always a new look to be created day-in and day-out. 

Cop a New Bracelet and Watch and Upgrade Your Fit Today 

At GLD; you know what it is. Our Era series watches feature the most innovative designs in the game and are uniquely crafted to offer you a superior experience. 

Each of our watches is designed with our patented hand-setting process for our stones to give off a maximum shine while an exclusive automatic sweeping motion keeps your timepiece moving without ticking. Whether you’re ready for a big night out or just want something for daily use, you’ll find it in the Era collection. 

Add that perfect drip to your fit today, and shop the full Era collection to find your new favorite watch, or hit us up anytime to learn more.