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5 Ways to Wear the Holidays' Chicest Accessory

It's practical, too.

Citizen Watches on a model
Pictured: Citizen Capella watch, $825, kay.com
Robbie Fimmano

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 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.

1. Have A Heavy Metal Moment

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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, $1,780, netaporter.com; Citizen Capella watch, $825, kay.com; CZ By Kenneth Jay Lane ring, czbykennethjaylane.com; Agmes earrings, agmesnyc.com; Jennifer Fisher bracelet, jenniferfisherjewelry.com.

    2. Opt For Creative Layering

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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, $685, barneys.com; Citizen Ceci watch, $495, kay.com; Alighieri earrings, shop.alighieri.co.uk.

    3. Live By More-Is-More

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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, $670; Citizen Bianca watch, $425, kay.com; F + H hoops, $95; R.J. Graziano ring.

    4. Commit To A Theme

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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, jonathansimkhai.com; Citizen Capella watch, $875, kay.com; Attico earrings; Aurate ring, $120; Stella & Dot ring.

    5. Keep It Versatile

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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, $695; Citizen Ceci watch, $450, kay.com; MM Druck earrings, $184; Reliquia ring; Lady Grey ring.

    Styled by Kathy Lee, Hair and makeup by Christine Cherbonnier

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