Winter in Australia: How to match your watch to your winter outfit

Author: Watch Frontier  Date Posted:9 June 2022 

Winter in Australia: How to match your watch to your winter outfit


You’ve finally bought that stunning new coat you’ve had your eye on since Autumn. Your boot game is on point. And your merino wool collection is bigger and better than ever. Needless to say, your winter wardrobe this season will be magnificent.

But what about the smaller details, like a stylish timepiece? Your watch is usually the last thing you add to your outfit, but the first thing someone sees as you shake their hand. 


If you’re searching for the perfect watch to match your winter wardrobe, we can help. At Watch Frontier, we stock a range of high-end, affordable winter watches to suit any style and budget. We’ve sourced and selected only the best watch brands on the market - such as Rado, Pulsar and Seiko - so you can feel confident that you’ll find what you’re looking for on our website. 

Don’t have the funds for your purchase right now? No problem. We have Afterpay and ZipPay so you can buy now and pay later. 

So when it comes to winter in Australia, just how do you match your watch to your cosy outfit? We’ve put together our top styling tips to keep you looking fresh this season.

What to look for in a winter watch


When choosing the ultimate winter watch, the band can make all the difference. In winter, your wrist is less likely to swell and sweat - making for perfect conditions for a tasteful leather strap. Why? Because not only can your sweat warp and discolour your leather strap, but they’re also available in a range of playful, stylish colours - such as navy blue, grey, brown, dark green and more. Just remember to match your leather strap watch to your other leather accents - like your shoes or belt. Mixing different leathers is a big no-no in the fashion world. 


Seiko presage ssa393j cocktail time leather



Wear your metal bracelet watch during the warmer months. That way, your watch won’t get damaged from the heat or your sweat.


Case thickness

Winter means layers - and lots of them. Shirts, jumpers, coats, scarves - it can be uncomfortable enough without a bulky watch bunching up your sleeve. And you if decide to roll up your sleeve, you risk exposing your timepiece to the elements and damaging it. 


Michael Kors Parker mk6916 chronograph


Choose a watch with a thin case when shopping for a winter watch. A more delicate watch will slip under your cuffs and fit comfortably under your clothes, without you having to bare your arms to the harsh winter weather. 

Silicon hairsprings

Leather straps? Thin cases? Sounds like a dress watch, right? If you’re thinking that a stunning dress watch makes for the perfect winter timepiece, you’d be right. But what if you’re planning on doing something more active with your winter watch - like hiking, or playing sports?

G-shock G-Lide gbx100ns-1 black digital watch



In that case, opt for a timepiece with a silicon hairspring. A hairspring - otherwise known as a balance spring - is the spring attached to the balance wheel in a mechanical watch. It controls the frequency and speed of the watch’s wheels, which is responsible for making the hands move. Unlike metal alloys, silicon is resistant to extreme temperatures - making it perfect for that outdoor winter hike.

How to match your watch to your winter outfit

The all-black outfit

Black is always the new black. It’s timeless, flattering and can be worn on almost every occasion. Anyone of any age can wear black, and best of all - it doesn’t show any spills or stains! 

The key to wearing an all-black outfit is in the accessories. Mix up the hue and add dimension to your aesthetic by adding jewellery, bags, belts, scarves and hats in neutral tones. Some examples of neutral colours that compliment black are:

  • Gold, silver or rose gold metallics
  • White or cream
  • Beige
  • Light grey

So choose a watch that will both blend in with and highlight your black outfit. Opt for an elegant timepiece in dazzling gold, such as Citizen’s Gold Men's Watch AN8172-53P.

Featuring a unique matte gold face and a dramatic gold-toned bezel, this watch embodies refined luxury and style - the perfect accent to a striking black outfit.


The casual camel outfit

Once upon a time, the colour camel was strictly for long winter coats only. But thanks to this year’s latest winter trend, you can find camel on all types of clothing - whether it be pants, shoes or even the humble beanie. 

Although camel is a neutral tone, it doesn’t mean you should dress in this tone head-to-toe. Instead, play down this trend by experimenting with different shades on your upper half, or mix and match various textures and fabrics. 

Thankfully, while camel is more unique than other neutral colours, it’s just as easy to pair with other hues. Try matching a navy blue, black or olive green watch to your outfit for a real statement. 

Fossil’s Minimalist Green Dial Leather Watch FS5838 has an earthy green face dial and rich leather strap that compliments any camel outfit. And the best part? This watch is made from at least 50% recycled stainless steel - so you can be as green as your luxurious new watch.

The street outfit

This year, it’s all about the orange. This bright colour is the streetwear hue of the season thanks to its edgy, dangerously funky nature. But be wary of dressing in this colour too much - you can run the risk of looking like a traffic cone. Instead, tone the look down by pairing that strong orange with a solid, neutral colour - like charcoal. You can even add a touch of yellow, white or green for a more tropical look. 

Baby G, the casual watch for active women, has recently launched a new range of updated timepieces that are just as much at home at the gym as they are on the streets.

And the White Women's Resin Watch BA110rg-7ADR is no exception. With frosty rose gold metallic accents and a durable resin strap, this timepiece is sure to become a staple in your winter streetwear collection. 


Didn’t find the right winter watch for you? There’s plenty more where these came from. Check out our full range here.

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