Apple Watch Fashion 101: Making Tech Look Stylish

Apple Watch fashion has redefined the way we look at wearable technology, seamlessly integrating functionality with a sleek and sophisticated design. Whether you’re an early adopter or a reluctant fashionista, the Apple Watch has quickly become a wardrobe essential—thanks to its customizable watch faces and interchangeable bands that offer a variety of ways to express your personal style. 

In this post, we'll explore the latest trends in Apple Watch fashion and show you how to elevate your look with this must-have accessory. Whether you're dressing up for a night out or running errands on the weekend, the Apple Watch is the perfect accessory to keep you stylish and connected.

The Apple Watch: A Brief (and Not-So-Fashionable) History

The Apple Watch, first released in 2015, was a game-changer in the world of wearable technology. While other companies had already created smartwatches, none had captured the attention of the public quite like Apple's offering. 

The first generation of Apple Watches featured a range of health and fitness tracking capabilities, as well as integration with other Apple devices. Over the years, Apple has continued to improve and innovate the watch, adding features such as cellular connectivity, more advanced health monitoring, and customizable watch faces. 

However, the introduction of the Apple Watch was not without controversy—at least in the world of fashion. Many trendsetters and influencers found that the Apple Watch was too tech-focused and not fashionable enough to complement high-end fashion looks. Additionally, some critics have argued that the watch's rectangular shape is not as aesthetically pleasing as more traditional circular watch faces.

Many fashionphiles have since come around, opting to wear and even endorse the Apple Watch as a versatile and practical timepiece. Today, it has undoubtedly become a ubiquitous accessory for those looking to stay connected and on-trend.  

5 Stylish Apple Watch Band

Ready to dip your toes into the wearable tech water? Elevate your Apple Watch with these well-crafted (and ridiculously stylish) bands.

1. The Closet Classic: Apple Watch Band in Classic Tortoise

For the first of our Apple Watch fashion tips, we have a never-goes-out-of-style look: tortoiseshell. Made of sustainable Italian acetate, this timeless pattern would look great on any wrist and with almost any outfit.

2. The Trendsetter: Apple Watch Band in Bright Green

According to the Official Pantone New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 Color Palette, this band is right on the Apple Watch fashion money. Wear this band with an earth-toned outfit, a classic pair of jeans, or a dress that says “spring is here!” Whatever you do, make sure the sleeves don’t cover the arm candy.

3. The Unique One: Apple Watch Band in Stromanthe

Mix it up a bit with this stylish Apple Watch band laced with greys, whites, and turquoise. Looking particularly stunning with a silver Apple Watch, this band would look excellent stacked with some simple, thicker silver bracelets.

4. The Statement-Maker: Apple Watch Band in Tokyo Checker

A bold print always makes a statement, and this band is no exception. We love how the high-contrast pattern brings a graphic element to any outfit.

5. The Minimalist: Apple Watch Band in Black

Black is always the new black—and you can’t go wrong with chic basics. If minimalism is your jam, add this simple yet refined band to your everyday rotation.

What Will Be Your Go-To Apple Watch Fashion Look?

From the cool-and-clean classics to the intriguingly bright hues and eye-catching checkered patterns, MACHETE offers a wide array of stylish Apple Watch bands. Maintaining a full five stars with over 700 reviews, these bands are completely adjustable to fit any wrist and come in hardware options such as silver, black and rose gold. They are hypoallergenic and ethically made with sustainably sourced stainless steel and Italian acetate.

Which one will be your go-to look? (Good luck picking just one!)

Apple Watch Fashion FAQs

How do I make my Apple Watch look luxurious?

Choose a high-quality, classically designed, stylish Apple Watch band to make your Apple Watch band look more luxurious.

Is an Apple Watch a fashion accessory?

Apple Watches can certainly be a fashion accessory if you choose a band that represents your own personal style. Coupled with other bracelets or alone, stylish Apple Watch bands can completely change the vibe of the smart device.

Can an Apple Watch be stylish?

We absolutely think an Apple Watch can be stylish! Especially with a Machete Apple Watch band (we’re biased, but unashamed).

How do I wear my Apple Watch fashionably?

Our favorite ways are either a classic tortoiseshell band or a band in a trending color, but the best way to wear an Apple Watch fashionably is to choose a band that represents your own personal style.