5 Ways to Wear the Holidays' Chicest Accessory

It's practical, too.

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It’s not ideal to watch the clock while you’re catching up with old friends, but since time is of the essence when hopping from holiday party to party, it's wise to invest in a chic accessory to make travel time easy. Case in point, Citizen Watch's range (opens in new tab) of stylish timepieces.

And, as the five outfits below demonstrate, styling these watches into on-trend, occasion-ready outfits is easy, inspired, and versatile enough to keep up with all your plans.

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Lean into the metallics trend in a major way by combining party-ready chainmail designs with a watch in a coordinating silver or gold finish.

Paco Rabanne top (opens in new tab), $1,780, netaporter.com; Citizen Capella watch (opens in new tab), $825, kay.com; CZ By Kenneth Jay Lane (opens in new tab) ring, czbykennethjaylane.com; Agmes earrings (opens in new tab), agmesnyc.com; Jennifer Fisher bracelet (opens in new tab), jenniferfisherjewelry.com.

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Employ a bit of creative stacking and fasten your watch over a long, ruched sleeve. Not only is it a little unexpected, but your jewelry will pop even more against this brightly colored background.

Isabel Marant top (opens in new tab), $685, barneys.com; Citizen Ceci watch (opens in new tab), $495, kay.com; Alighieri earrings (opens in new tab), shop.alighieri.co.uk.

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Special occasions are perfect for breaking out the statement bijoux, but don’t let that stop you from layering classics as well. Punch up a clean-lined, square frame watch with a bold cocktail ring for a combination that delivers lots of shine.

Paco Rabanne dress (opens in new tab), $670; Citizen Bianca watch (opens in new tab), $425, kay.com; F + H hoops (opens in new tab), $95; R.J. Graziano ring (opens in new tab).

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Ugly sweaters are far from the only holiday party theme. Instead, opt for a print that feels on-trend and festive, such as this one that combines gold chainlinks and hoops. Match your accessories with oversized earrings and a round face watch with diamond encrusted detailing.

Jonathan Simkhai jumpsuit (opens in new tab), jonathansimkhai.com; Citizen Capella watch (opens in new tab), $875, kay.com; Attico earrings (opens in new tab)Aurate ring (opens in new tab), $120; Stella & Dot ring (opens in new tab).

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For a party-hopping night that includes an office party, drinks at your bestie’s apartment, and dinner with your bf, stick to pieces that fit all manners of occasion: architectural jewelry, a minimal watch with just a hint of sparkle, and a sleek tuxedo jacket that’ll impress your boss and your most casual acquaintances alike.

A.L.C. blazer (opens in new tab), $695; Citizen Ceci watch (opens in new tab), $450, kay.com; MM Druck earrings (opens in new tab), $184; Reliquia ring (opens in new tab)Lady Grey ring (opens in new tab).