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Must-Have Accessory: 10 Watches for 10 Different Types of Outfits (All Under $100!)

Watches are truly a must-have accessory in any woman’s closet. They add a little something to any look, can be worn on their own or play nicely with other accessories, and of course the utilitarian aspect – they help you tell time! But how do you know what kind of watch to buy, or what to wear it with? There are so many watches to choose from. I’ve narrowed it down to my top picks under $100, with a guide for how to wear each watch style. Click through to read!

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    I've got one for every outfit!

  • With Absolutely Everything 2 of 11
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    Let's start with the most versatile type of watch first: a sleek, metallic watch. If you only own one kind of watch, this may be the one to go for. They go with absolutely everything from a casual look with sandals, to work, to a night on the town. Now all that's left to decide is which metal suits you best gold, silver or rose gold! 

     

    Get the look by Style & Co. from Macy's for $29.98

    Get the look by DKNY from Lord & Taylor for $75

    Get the look by Fossil from Macy's for $93.99 on sale

  • With Jeans and Sneakers 3 of 11
    with jeans and sneakers

    If your style is all about jeans and sneakers, or metallic feels too fancy, then this watch is another versatile option. Bright orange pairs well with every color in the rainbow, so no matter what color sneakers you're rocking, this watch will be a perfect match.

     

    Get the look by Steve Madden from Nordstrom for $65

  • With Stripes 4 of 11
    with stripes

    The nautical trend is huge right now, and this watch is the perfect companion to any red, white or blue outfit. Pair it with stripes, a nautical cardigan, white jeans, a red peplum top; the list goes on. Nautical is easy to achieve without getting too literal with multiple anchor, etc. Just try some stripes and this watch and you're good to go!

     

    Get the look by Betsey Johnson from Nordstrom for $65

  • With a Suit 5 of 11
    with a suit

    My favorite thing about this watch is that it's both gold and silver, so it will pair well with your other jewelry, no matter which color you wear that day. The sleek design and crowd-pleasing dual metallics make it the ideal watch to pair with a suit. It will help you keep time during an interview and make a stylish impression without going too bold.

     

    Get the look by Skagen from Nordstrom for $100

  • With a Swim Suit 6 of 11
    at the beach

    This colorful watch is water resistant up to 100 feet, so it's perfect for water sports, boating, and beach-going. The cute design and color palette will make the tan lines totally worth it!

     

    Get the look by Swatch from Dillard's for $60

  • With a Preppy Look 7 of 11
    with a preppy look

    Another huge trend this spring is classic prep. Think navy blazers, tall cognac boots, oxford shirts and wool skirts. This watch fits seamlessly into that vibe, and will be the perfect finishing touch to your perfectly preppy look.

     

    Get the look from Urban Outfitters for $28

  • With Bright Colors 8 of 11
    with bright colors

    If your style is all about color or has a Southern vibe, then this watch is my top pick for you. Pair it with a yellow cardigan, polka dots, hot pink shoes, bubble necklaces, a floral dress or any pair of colorful skinny jeans. 

     

    Get the look by Anne Klein from Nordstrom for $75

  • With Hiking Gear 9 of 11
    with hiking gear

    I don't always go hiking or camping, but when I do, I like to look good doing it. (Name that commercial!) I can picture this watch with khaki cargo pants, hiking boots and a racerback tank. I'd also wear it casually with a camo t-shirt and sandals, or with an olive green shirtdress.

     

    Get the look by Timex from Macy's for $50

  • With a Rocker Look 10 of 11
    with a rocker look

    If your style is all about leather jackets, graphic tees, leopard denim and pointy ankle boots, then this watch is for you. Chunky metallic watches also pair well with rocker looks (slide #2), but the leopard strap on this one adds a little something extra and the bright gold face will pair well with all that metal hardware on your boots and jacket.

     

    Get the look by Komono from Revolve Clothing for $75

  • With Workout Gear 11 of 11
    with workout gear

    This watch might be a little too bulky to exercise with (it's tough tell from the photo), but it sure would look cute with some colorful work out gear while running errands. I'd also sport this bad boy with jeans and sneakers. White is a huge trend right now and I love the added touch of rainbow sparkle. 

     

    Get the look by Sprout from Nordstrom for $75

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