Why a Guy-Style Statement Watch Is the Best Building Block for Your Wrist Wardrobe

These oversize timepieces are as classic (and cool) as it gets.

Versatile, practical and still chic: We love a menswear-inspired watch. Go all-out tomboy and wear one with slouchy jeans and a button-down, or use it to balance a flirty dress and heels. And there’s no need to wear a watch solo, either. Laddered with wooden bangles or friendship bracelets or even worn two at a time, it’s the perfect statement piece that never feels overpowering, adds just the right amount of sparkle and goes with seriously everything.

Left: “Brookton,” $295, michaelkors​.com
Right from top:
Stainless steel “Boyfriend,” $298, coach​.com. Crystal-embellished gold-finish stainless steel, $350, Seiko, kohls​.com. Stainless steel “Tango,” $1,450, Raymond Weil, bloomingdales​.com. Rose-gold-finish stainless steel, $395, Citizen Eco-Drive, maces​.com. Stainless steel “Carrera Heritage,” $4,600, Tag Heuer, shop-us​.tagheuer​.com. Swarovski Elements crystal–detail gold finish, $399, Bulova, maces​.com. Stainless steel, $750, Movado Bold, movado.com