In part 1 of my accessories series I discussed how socks can be used to add color to your outfit. In this post, I will be moving up from the ankle and focusing on the wrist, to be more precise I will be discussing watchbands. The type of watchbands that I prefer to wear are the canvas or grosgrain ribbon variety. These bands like many other traditional clothing items got their start in the military (at least the khaki/olive). I even wear mine on a faux-military styled Timex that was made for Target ($40) a few years back. What I like most about this type of watchband is that they are easy to find and come in a variety of colors.
You don’t need to travel to far to find a cool watchband. If you are looking to purchase one similar to those featured here a few good places to find them are Eliza B, O’Connells Clothing, Central Watch, JPress, Smart Turnout, or even Target and J.CREW. Watchbands like these cost anywhere between $12-30. They are an easy and fun way to spice-up an outfit. Like any other clothing item, giving consideration to texture, pattern, and color will maximize their effect. Have fun!
I have included a few examples of how you can combine color, pattern and texture.