Congratulations—you’re adulting. You’ve got the grown-up job, the grown-up responsibilites, the grown-up apartment… But do you have the grown-up wardrobe to match? Feeling like a real adult is easier with an assist from key wardrobe staples that make you look like you have it all together. One of the most important accessories in this endeavor is a chic everyday watch that helps you stay organized and on schedule.
That’s where hybrid smartwatches come in, offering functions like activity tracking, email notifications, a lasting battery life, and sleep tracking—without sacrificing style. “I really love how classic they look—they’re not so obviously tech-laden,” says blogger/actress Courtney Halverson, who relies on a Fossil hybrid smartwatch to stay organized on busy workdays filled with meetings, auditions, and photo shoots. Interested in learning more about the versatile devices, we tapped the Pretty Little Fawn scribe for tips and tricks on how to style them into our winter wardrobes.
Keep reading to find out more about fashion’s It accessory and shop Halverson’s go-to watch.
Keep It Classic
Sure, trendy pieces are always fun. But if you’re looking to invest in a piece that’ll outlast any fad, opt for a strap in a classic tone like brown or navy. “I really love the leather straps on the watches because it’s a chic, natural element combined with the tech of the rest of the watch,” shares Halverson, who styled this simple light brown leather strap with a dark knit and on-trend cropped corduroy flares.
Versatility Is Key
When you’re always on the go, you need versatile pieces and accessories to help simplify things. To that end, Halverson relies on a go-to uniform—high-rise black jeans, a neutral top, and her trusty black work bag—that ensures she’s ready for whatever the day throws at her. Her multitasking hybrid smartwatch is another must-have for keeping things minimal on a busy day: Halverson uses hers as her alarm clock, to keep an eye on her schedule, and to stay connected to email notifications without being tethered to her phone 24/7. “In the evening I start to disconnect from my computer and phone, but I keep the watch on just in case something major comes up,” says the blogger.
Make a Statement
Feel like your more subdued looks are missing something you just can’t quite put your finger on? For Halverson, a stylish, eye-catching hybrid smartwatch is a great way to add interest to a look without overpowering the more tailored color palettes and sleek silhouettes she prefers. “The watch becomes the focal point of the outfit,” she explains.
What’s your go-to watch style? Tell us in the comments below!