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Watchbands According to Men's Dressing Style

Guide to Matching Different Types of Watchbands According to Men’s Dressing Style

Have you ever thought of matching your Watchbands with your outfit? Looking presentable is an everyone’s dream come true. The watch strap alone can tell a lot about your taste in fashion. In this article, I will guide you on matching your Watchbands with the dressing style. And after this article, you’ll be the most presentable employee.

Furthermore, who will not love to employ a presentable individual? Consider the following when matching your watchband according to your dressing style.

Metallic Straps Match specific shoes fashion accessories

Watches with metallic bands are more of gold or silver. The gold ones would look good when complemented with either brown or black shoes. However, gray or blue shoes will match silver watches. Metals complement metals, and the blee of the watch’s metal band should add value to other fashion accessories like rings and belts.

Matching the color of the above supplements with your watchband will improve your presentability.

Material of the Watchband

Considering the material utilized in making the watchband is another vital factor, as it will guide you on the shoes and belt to wear. Leather watch strap material will always be best complemented with leather shoes or leather belts. This will give the best matching outfit that even the spouse would love to stay beside you.

Additionally, consider the color of watch strap as well. In case the watch’s bracelet is black leather, then consider wearing black leather shoes and a belt as well. This will make you look more formal and presentable before everyone.

Nature Of the Outfit

When a formal wear is chosen, consider leather watch straps. Moreso, go for a black leather Watchband as opposed to brown leather. This would make one look more formal. Consider picking the best men’s apple watch bands since they’re rubber and would make your outfit more formal.

Metal straps are not that charming while attending formal events, they’ll look good with casual wear.

Watchbands According to Men's Dressing Style

Type of the Watch

There are different types of watches for men, based on the activities you want to engage in at different times. They are:

Racing watches, that are only good on racing individuals. Hence, matching with racing wear.

Pilot watches are mainly designed for pilots. They have leather bands, making them the best choice for formal wear.

Dive watches are designed for deep-sea diving. They are best for those individuals who dive underwater since they are waterproof.

Patrimony Watches

Some watches are so valued and passed from generation to generation. Heirloom watches are exceptional, they mean memories to individuals that wear them. They’re the only watch types that don’t consider the current fashion trends since they are worn with either casual or official wear.

Candidly, matching your outfit with watch straps is not that difficult, if you follow my guide. Did you know matching your watchband with the trending style can make you an employee of the month? Follow the above guidelines to look extra good.

Tips for Buying Green Men’s Bomber Jackets Online

Buying bomber jackets for men online is a great idea for those of us who don’t have access to physical stores that carry this sort of clothing. But, finding the right bomber jacket to buy can be tough. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make sure you’re getting a good product.

This article will give you some tips on how to find and purchase green bomber jackets for men online that will suit your needs and budget.

Green Men's Bomber Jackets

Top 9 Tips for Buying Green Men’s Bomber Jackets Online

1. Material

When searching for a bomber jacket for men, you must make sure the jacket is made of leather. Leather jackets are one of the most popular choices for men because they provide a custom fit and great style.

2. Fit

When you’re shopping for a bomber jacket online, you want to make sure it fits true to size, making it easier for you to put this garment on. You should also make sure the fit is right for your body type. Because you can’t try on the jacket before purchase, you’ll have to rely on the size chart.

3. Style

When it comes to style, make sure you know what you want before you go looking for a bomber jacket for men. It’s important to keep in mind that there are many styles of bomber jackets: Ripped or torn out at the bottom. These are more fashionable jackets that can be worn with any style of clothing.

4. Color

The color of your bomber jacket isn’t as important as your choice of material and fit, but it is still important to consider. You’ll want a color that complements the rest of your wardrobe and also helps you stand out from others.

You can also choose from many colorful choices, including orange to match your belt, yellow as an addition to your belt and brown or green to match other items in your outfit.

5.Brand

If you’re buying bomber jackets for men from a brand you don’t know, take some time to read reviews. . Check out the reputation of the brand as well; this will usually be found on their website or on other websites that sell clothing from that brand.

6. Consider the style

You’ll should able to find a bomber jacket for men that suits your needs and style by looking at the different styles on Amazon. This is a great place to start because it’ll give you an idea of what kind of looks are popular.

7. Read reviews before buying

If you’re buying men’s bomber jackets online, make sure that your research involves reading reviews .By reading reviews on the jacket, you’ll be able to see which material and design features the reviewers liked and which ones they didn’t.

8. Shop for more than one bomber jacket

If you’re looking for men’s bomber jackets, consider getting multiple jackets instead of one. This is a good idea because it gives you options so that you can wear a different jacket depending on how you feel.

9. Price

When you’re buying a jacket for men online, you should always check the price. This will give you an idea of how much to spend on a jacket, which will help prevent you from overspending.

Conclusion

When looking for a bomber jacket for men, you have to make sure it meets your needs, fits you properly and looks good. By following these tips you should be able to find a bomber jacket for men that fits all of the above.

Dress You Up: Sarah

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I’m excited to be back in the Dress You Up saddle this week, featuring my friend Sarah (that’s her, above, with her darling little girl). This is what she has to say:

  • I’m an 18, short and stuck between regular sizing and petites. I’m at home, and would like to break out of my jeans, v-neck plain tshirt, hoodie uniform. However, big jewellry, scarves etc are a bad idea with little kids, paint and glue.
  • I also live in Canada wear it is cold 9 months of the year and I don’t find fitted blazers warm enough.
  • In the summer I need a sun hat of some kind, that doesn’t look awful, but protects my very fair skin.
  • I love to dress in blues, greens, pinks and purples. I hate the colour orange and pretty much refuse to wear it.

After I asked her a few more questions, I also learned that Sarah needs nursing-access, doesn’t mind skirts, needs flat shoes that are available in wide, and has a persistent issue with getting a good pants fit on her apple-shape. Her reliance on hoodies is partially for warmth and partially for pockets–the hood isn’t required. Finally, Sarah is in the early stages of her third pregnancy, so clothes that will help her transition into and back out of her maternity wardrobe would be helpful.

My first thought when someone tells me they have a “uniform” is that there’s a reason for that–they’ve found something that suits their needs. It may not be the most flattering or attractive option available, but I think the basic bones are often a good place to start. In Sarah’s case, she typically wears jeans, a v-neck t-shirt, a hoodie, and flat shoes. Given that she spends all day running after small kids, in a cool climate, those choices make a lot of sense, and I don’t see why she should stray too far from them. That said, I think there is a room to make huge improvements while making fairly small structural changes. So, I’ve created some alternate jeans-tee-hoodie ideas:

Nothing wrong with jeans & a t-shirt

Nothing wrong with jeans & a t-shirt

This outfit contains all the pieces Sarah is currently wearing–jeans, a tee-shirt, a warmer layer with pockets, and flat shoes. But the pieces are selected intentionally, rather than haphazardly. The jeans are Slim Boyfriend Jeans from Old Navy. I think these might work for Sarah for a couple of reasons–they boyfriend cut is often good for an apple shape, because it’s cut larger in the waist and smaller in the seat/legs. These are available in a ton of sizes, up to size 30 online. They do have a 32″ inseam, which will likely be too long for Sarah, but they’re intended to be cuffed, so they should be easily wearable without hemming. The t-shirt is also Old Navy, the Watercolor-Graphic V-Neck Tee, and I recommend it because it’s the same style Sarah is wearing now, but the pretty watercolor graphic adds visual interest. I’d recommend layering over a cami or tank, particularly if the V is deep, just for an added little pop of color/pattern. I’ve also added color/pattern pops with the green and pink patterned sneakers–Keds Celeb Geo and my hands-down favorite part of this outfit–and the colorblocked pink canvas bag (Nine West Sasha). Finally, I’m giving Sarah another versatile option to consider instead of a hoodie–a light, fitted jacket. This one is the Kory Jacket from Woolrich. It meets Sarah’s need for warmth and pockets, but it won’t add bulk and the cut in just above the waist will be really flattering. Finally, the only jewelry is a watch in a fun color–combines another pop of color interest with an accessory that actually has a function!

More not-quite-jeans-and-a-hoodie

More not-quite-jeans-and-a-hoodie

Again, same basic ideas, but a more put together look overall. This time, I replaced the jeans completely with Calvin Klein Cotton Roll-Tab Cargo Pants. Because Sarah is petite, I’d recommend she not roll these to capri length, but leave them full length, but either way would work. The roll over waist should be great to transition into pregnancy, too. Her t-shirt is replaced by another jersey top, this one with a drawstring empire waist and striped pattern (from Old Navy). I think the cut would be great for someone with Sarah’s build, and again, it would transition easily into early pregnancy. Plus, it’s going to feel just like a t-shirt, but look a bit more polished. The hoodie is replaced by an open-front jersey cardigan, complete with requisite pockets–I think these would be a great option for Sarah, as they’re easy to throw on, pull off, and stuff in your bag as needed. And speaking of the bag, I love this bag so much. It’s from the Celia Birthwell line at Uniqlo and I want one. It’s big and canvas and washable, so I’m thinking it would be great to go on errands, to the park, to the library, etc. I love the pattern mix between the striped shirt and the floral bag. The shoes are chosen for practicality, too–easy slip-ons–but I’ve gone with a moccasin rather than a sneaker here just to make the outfit appear a little tiny bit less “athletic-inspired.” For jewelry, I’ve gone with a turquoise pendant (Lucky), but any other fairly simple accessory would work just as nicely.

Another option for a hoodie (Twink #6)

Another option for jeans and a hoodie

My next option doesn’t meet Sarah’s need for a pocketed top, and I am sorry about that, but I loved it too much not to include it anyway. This mixed floral print cardigan (Old Navy) is so darn cute! I paired it with a plain colored tank with an embellished neckline (no need for a necklace) from Dex and super versatile boot cut jeans (Old Navy). Again, I couldn’t resist a little pattern mixing, with striped flat espadrilles (Old Navy) and an on-trend wrap bracelet (Target). This outfit might be a little fussy for Sarah’s day-to-day at home, but I think it would be perfect for a step up from that–training, events, etc.

Dressier Jeans

Dressier Jeans

This jeans option is also a bit dressier, but I think it would still fit into Sarah’s life. The jeans are a darker version of the bootcut ones from Old Navy mentioned above, which automatically makes them look a little bit more “formal.” The fit and flare tan top, from Old Navy, is one I love for Sarah–I think the seaming would be super flattering on her and I love the slightly graphic pattern and the pops of pink. To meet Sarah’s need for a warmer layer, I’ve paired it with a boyfriend style cardigan, complete with pockets, in a similar shade of pink (Target). I think Sarah would really like this style of cardigan, as it would provide her with a cozy over layer, but still allow her to look a little more polished than she would in a hoodie. I finished this look off with super-femme details, just to give it a little bit of a princess feel. The enamel collar necklace is almost-but-not-quite a statement necklace, and I think it would provide a nice contrast with the top–it’s from Pink Mascara. The earrings, however, are almost Victorian rhinestone flowers, from Wet Seal–no need for things to get too graphic and modern! Finally, I LOVE the slingback shoes, which both look “dressed up” and comfortable/easy to wear. They are from Maurice’s.

I know Sarah’s climate is a cold one, but I can’t resist a couple of summer looks. I’m really into the idea of shorts right now, for anybody who cares to wear them, and I think Sarah should consider a shorts option to liven up her summer wardrobe.

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How about shorts?

These Forever 21 “Destroyed Bermuda Shorts” are so much fun. They’re a nice long length, with the option for more or less cuffing as needed, and have a reasonably high waist. I’d suggest buying them on the big side, maybe 1-2 sizes bigger than usual, for a super casual and slouchy look. I’ve paired them with another thing I think Sarah should consider–a peasant blouse as a cool, comfortable alternative to a t-shirt. This one is from Old Navy, and I think the color, called “Pollywog” would be gorgeous on Sarah. The shoes I’m suggesting here are the ubiquitous Toms–they don’t work for me, but I’m told they’re really great for people with wider, flat feet, and they certainly look chic with a casual summer outfit like this one. The real winners here, though, are the hat and the bag. The hat is an alternative to the floppy summer hat–a natural straw cowboy hat from Dorothy Perkins. I love cowboy hats with non-cowboy ensembles so very very much. And the colorful straw bag, from Old Navy, just tops the super summery vibe off so nicely.

Another nice alternative is a skirt:

Nothing wrong with a hoodie

Skirt and a hoodie

This skirt is a basic, above-the-knee khaki number from Old Navy–super versatile. I’ve paired it with another t-shirt alternative, a casual, patterned smocked blouse from Old Navy (which I think would transition in and out of pregnancy really easily, too). I’m also adding an optional cover layer for Sarah, since she gets cold, and what is it? A hoodie! I maintain that there is nothing wrong with a properly fitting hoodie, and this light-weight, fitted version from Target, in this great pink color, would work perfectly for Sarah. For shoes and jewelry, I gave a subtle little nod to the current trend towards nautical themes, using navy slip ons by Keds, basic silver hoop earrings, and a delicate silver anchor necklace by Go Jane. The big leopard print bag, from Mango, is another nod at trend, while still being useful for a busy mom and day care provider like Sarah who has lots of stuff to carry around.

Another basic Sarah may want to consider replacing her hoodies with is a jean jacket. They are so versatile and on-trend. I particularly like them with dresses, and came up with a couple of nursing-friendly jean jacket+dress ideas for Sarah:

Dress and denim jacket

Dress and denim jacket

I love this for it’s versatility. The jersey dress, once again from Old Navy, has a great basic pattern and a super flattering, belly-reducing cut, emphasizing the narrow part of the body above the natural waist. It should be easy to pull on, wash and dry, and move around in. It’s paired with a basic, dark denim jacket (Target). For maximum versatility, the sandal (Miss Selfridge Easy Tan Summer Sandal) and the bag (Forever 21 Canvas Saddle Bag) are both really neutral, but I’ve added a touch of whimsy with this adorable Alice in Wonderland Charm Bracelet, from the Disney Store. I love charm bracelets–they’re just playful enough while still dressing like a grown-up.

Consider a maxi

Consider a maxi

I know, I know, there are adages against petite women wearing maxi dresses. I think they’re crap. There is no reason a petite woman can’t wear a long dress, especially one that is one solid color, like this pretty purple example (Old Navy). The dress isn’t a petite, but I noted a 5’1″ commenter saying it was the right length for her, so I think it would be fine for Sarah. I like maxis because they are cool and comfortable, and you can do the things you do in jeans in them with very few issues–including playing on the floor with kids. Maxi dresses are also great summer pregnancy wear. Finally, it’s a natural pairing with the denim jacket (same one as above)–casual and summery and chic. I finished off with really simple, neutral accessories: a cloche style straw sun hat (Old Navy), a saddlebag style purse (Target), and flat metallic sandals (Asos). It stays on-trend and fun with a little armload of bangles–the ones I chose are from Wet Seal, but any would work.

So what about remixes? I thought of a few off the top of my head. For day-to-day:

Sarah Remix 1

Sarah Remix 1

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Sarah Remix 2

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Sarah Remix 4

Or a little dressier:

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Sarah Remix 3

Oh, that was fun! Thank you so much, Sarah, for participating. I hope some of these ideas are helpful! Now, who’s next? Send me an email if you want to be on the list!