Tropical Storm Isaac has been holding me hostage for the past few days, but I’m finally free! Fortunately there wasn’t any major damage, but there were lots of thunderstorms, cloudy skies, and spotty internet connections. Under these circumstances, my hurricane preparedness plan consisted of watching old movies and walking around in sweats and rain boots. Since there was absolutely nothing too fashionable going on in my neck of the woods this weekend, I decided to spare you the pics of my oh-so chic rain gear (insert hubby’s ‘yeahright’ face here), and chat about one of my favorite work-wear accessories -the watch.
Since most people run around all day with IPhone in hand, I completely understand why a watch could seem obsolete. But, during a recent meeting I noticed something that I thought was a little odd. I randomly began taking note of how many people were wearing watches and realized that while about half of the women weren’t wearing watches, each and every guy in the room was. That really got me to thinking - is wearing a watch to work becoming a guy thing?
As a watch lover, I hope not. Now more than ever, watches are another small way to showcase your personal style. Whether you like a more masculine ticker or a diminutively demure timepiece, the right watch can give others a glimpse into who you really are underneath that suit jacket. Plus, in the working world, wearing a watch gives off the impression that you are concerned with time (both your time and the time of others). I know, it seems like a stretch, but employers and business partners pay attention to these things. Above all, a watch is also an excellent conversation starter. When their IPhones die, all the desperate time-seekers come a-knocking lol. Either way you slice it ladies, in the work world, a watch isn't just for telling time and it definitely shouldn't be just for the boys.
I’d love to hear what you think about the topic. Do you think watches are a necessary part of your work-drobe?