A Men’s Guide To Wrist Watches: Which Is The Right Pick?

Supposedly, you are in a business meeting or maybe in an interview.
You are confident, well-prepared and wonderfully dressed.
Just before it was going to start, someone asks the time by your watch, and there it is.
A sports watch with a rubber band.

FAIL.

This is how a watch can make or break your look.
Yes, okay, the above scenario might be a bit exaggerated, but we’re sure, you must have understood what we are trying to convey.

When it comes to watches, there is an array of them out there, the only limitation being taste and budget. But, choosing a right watch for your outfit is an art.
A perfect watch should not stand out and catch all the eyes, but rather should just compliment your outfit and be a mere extension of it.

So, how do you select the right watch?

Let’s find out.

  • Just one watch or a range of them?

The first step in order to match your watch with your outfit is to determine your interest level in watches. Do you want just one watch or a range of them?

If you are not too much passionate about watches, and would just like to have one, you should buy a watch which is stylistically neutral – one which will go with almost all your outfits. It can be a simple watch with a plain metal band and a face.

If a leather watch interests you, make sure that you pair it right. A black leather watch will look best with black leather shoes and vice versa.

If you love to have multiple watches, you can explore and experiment a bit around. You can buy a sleek watch for formal meetings, sports watch for a casual look and so on.

 

  • Choose between leather strap and a metal band

Metal bands are more neutral but should go with all the jewelry that you wear. As a matter of fact, men don’t wear a lot of jewelry, so you only need to match it with your belt’s buckle and cufflinks. Thus, pair a silver metal band with silver belt buckle and the likes.

If you are going for a leather watch, it should perfectly match with your shoes and belt.

Thus, choose the one which suits your wardrobe and style.

 

  • Watch dial

The dial of your watch also dictates the style of your watch to an extent. Does it have Roman numeral indices or  numbers?
Roman numerals or stick are found in most of the watches and look formal. On the other hand, the presence of numbers makes it look a bit casual.

Further, more the functionalities and complexities in a watch, the more casual it is.

 

So, Which Watch Is The Right Pick?

The answer to this question is dependent on your taste and budget to an extent. However, to play safe, here are a few pointers which should cover you up:

  • It is easier to match watches with a metal band than with a leather strap. But, then watches with leather strap look more formal and dressier.
  • The colors of your strap and metal band should match with your outfit. As a rule of thumb, colors of all metals in your outfit should match, (and correspondingly, colors of all leather items in your outfit should match as well).
  • The busier and colorful the dial is, the more casual it is.
  • If you are wearing formal shoes, go with a formal looking watch and if you are flaunting sneakers and casual shoes, go for a casual watch.
  • A simple dial with roman or stick indices and a simple leather or metal band stripe would make your watch formal.
  • A watch with a rubber strap and digital interface is a sports watch and should be paired accordingly.

The Nail Polish Colors You Shouldn’t Wear To an Interview

Did you ever notice how vital role our hands play in our communication process?

From helping us by describing things to conveying our messages, we use our hands in a lot of ways while communicating.

We all use our hands while answering questions and even while expressing our opinions.
This is perhaps why it is very important to pay proper attention to them while going for an interview. Surely you won’t want to flaunt your chipped nail polish or an odd color that reflects a totally different personality of yours.

It may not look quite obvious but your nail polish color actually speaks a lot about your personality.

There is no one fit standard nail polish color which would suit all the events.
For example, a nail polish color that would be a perfect pick for a fashion job would be entirely different for a corporate job and so on.

So, before you head on to your job interview, read on and find the best nail polish color for every job type.

  • Creative

When you are applying for a creative job position, you are in luck. Almost every color is suitable for such a job profile!

  • Corporate

Since you are applying for a formal job role, anything which looks professional will work the best for you.
Your ideal picks here should be dark colors like dark grey, plum forest or neutral hues like nude, dusty pink and others.

  • Business casual

Although you might be applying for a casual job role, still you are expected to maintain decorum and professionalism.
And thus, colors like electric blue and popping pinks are a big no.
Try for nudes and muted colours.

  • Healthcare

Going by the NHS guidelines, your fingernails should be short without any varnish. However, if at all, you need to apply nail polish, it is highly recommended to go for neutral colors which are not loud and vibrant.

  • Never

Let’s admit; certain nail colors should never be worn during an interview, no matter, what job profile you have applied for.

Some of such shades include neons, sparkles, nail arts and anything that looks more appropriate for parties and clubs should not be worn to an interview, no matter what.

Final Words…

Still confused?
Well, as a rule of thumb, a nail polish shade which makes you feel uncomfortable or makes you cover your hands, is probably a wrong color.

It is very easy to gauge if you have dressed right for the interview. Just look at your mirror image and see from your interviewer’s eyes.
However, if your look fits the job role you have applied for, simply, go for it.

What are your views on this?
How do you dress when going for an interview? Do share your tips and tricks with us in the comments.

The Nail Polish Colors You Shouldn’t Wear To an Interview

Did you ever notice how vital role our hands play in our communication process? From helping us by describing things to conveying our messages, we use our hands in a lot of ways while communicating.

We all use our hands while answering questions and even while expressing our opinions. This is perhaps why it is very important to pay proper attention to them while going for an interview. You for sure won’t like to flaunt your chipped nail polish or an out-of-the-box color that reflects a totally different personality of yours.

It may not look quite obvious but your nail polish color actually speaks a lot about your personality. There is no one fit standard nail polish color which would suit all the events. For example, a nail polish color that would be a perfect pick for a fashion job would be entirely different for a corporate job and so on.

So, before you head on to your job interview, read on and find the best nail polish color for every job type.

  1. Creative

When you are applying for a creative job position, you are in luck. Almost every color is suitable for such a job profile.

  1. Corporate

Since you are applying for a formal job role, anything which looks professional will work the best for you. Your ideal picks here should be dark colors like dark grey, plum forest or neutral hues like nude, dusty pink and others.

  1. Business casual

Although you might be applying for a casual job role, still you are expected to maintain decorum and professionalism. And thus, colors like electric blue and popping pinks are a big no.

  1. Healthcare

Going by the NHS guidelines, your fingernails should be short without any varnish. However, if at all, you need to apply nail polish, it is highly recommended to go for neutral colors which are not loud and vibrant.

  1. Never

Let’s admit; certain nail colors should never be worn during an interview, no matter, what job profile you have applied for. Some of such shades include neons, sparkles, nail arts and anything that looks more appropriate for parties and clubs should not be worn to an interview, no matter what.

Final Words…

Still confused? Well, as a rule of thumb, a nail polish shade which makes you feel uncomfortable or makes you cover your hands, is probably a wrong color. It is very easy to gauge if you have dressed right for the interview. Just look at your mirror image and see from your interviewer’s eyes.

However, if your look fits the job role you have applied for, simply, go for it.

What are your views on this? How do you dress when going for an interview? Do share your tips and tricks with us in the comments.