Whenever clients ask me how can they look more professional or seasoned, often my first thought is "Are you wearing a watch?". It is no secret that most men totally get the importance of wearing a watch. But women too can benefit from wearing one, especially in a professional context.
If you haven't worn a watch since the advent of the cellphone, here are 5 good reasons why you should start wearing one.
1 - It shows that you respect your own time and the time of others. So it consequently helps you be taken more seriously.
2 - It shows refinement and attention to detail, which are two great qualities.
3 - It draws the attention to one of the smallest points of your figure. So draw the attention away from those areas you feel a bit insecure about, and distract them with your beautiful watch!
4 - It completes your outfit without needing to wear jewelry on your wrists, which is often noisy and, in some work environments considered quite frivolous. Because you wear the same watch every day, you don't have to spend time making a decision on what bracelets to wear with what outfit.
5 - Ultimately, It is pretty rude to look at your phone in the middle of a conversation and no one will believe you if you say "I was just checking the time". Discretely look at your watch instead.
Strategic Wear is a periodic post written with entrepreneurs and creative professionals in mind. In each post I pick an element of dress and I decode it, explaining how it can be used as an alley to build strong personal branding for pitches, interviews and public appearances.