Today, six out the world's seven billion people own a mobile phone. Smartphones have become so much a part of humanity, and day to day functioning, that it can be hard to imagine living without them. What did people do in the time before mobile phones, a time when they couldn't call up a friend to instantly share the latest breaking news? Was flirting even half as interesting before Snapchat hit the scene? Smart phones play a huge role in defining today's society.
When a smartphone first graced the social scene, it was less about look and more about function. Years later, it is the hottest accessory out there, and a must - have for style savvy fashionistas all across the world. But with six billion stylish gadgets out there, how can you make your phone stand out? We've got some tips and tricks to make your phone the smartest dressed accessory around.
CASE IS KEY
These days, designers are creating a ton of stylish smartphone cases. From sexy pics of your favourite celebs to cute and quirky pastel patterns, you can find pretty much anything everything on a phone cover. The first step is deciding what kind of style you are going for.
DIAL YOUR STYLE
Flirty, fun, edgy, or neutral? What style will your Smart phone be sporting?
For a mature, scholarly look, try a leather bound wallet case. You can slip your phone into the built in pocket, and keep it cozy next to your credit cards and bills. Wallet cases are also perfect for the girl on the go. Try a soft, white leather case bedazzled with diamonds and text in style. For the vegan phone user, there are plenty of wallet cases available in faux leather.
These cases are both super popular and super convenient. Their cheap prices mean that you can buy several cases, and rotate the styles to match your outfits. For a casual everyday look, pop on a brightly coloured one that best matches your mood. Some of our favourites are the Hello Fab cases: decorated with pearls and daisies, these cases bring a cute pop to any outfit. For a more sophisticated event, try a monochromatic plastic case.
Don't fret, hipsters: there are even cases to help you show off your vintage chic cool. The phone case style world is being swept by an Aztec trend that will have hipsters hopping for joy. From bright colours to monochromatic patterns, Aztec cases are making a serious case for phone fashion. If this is a little too mainstream for you, try a more unique case. We love RDelean's groovy VW case: it looks just like a vintage automobile! Think1989 also showcases some pretty cases for the cat lover in us all. Hipster, gothic, whatever your style, there's a fashion smart way to phone it in!
MAKE YOUR OWN
Homemade cases seem like a lot of work, but if you want a case that stands out from the crowd, making your own might be your best bet.
Are you a do it yourself kind of person? If so, you can easily whip up the stylish case of your dreams. Simply purchase a cheap, plastic one and set to work decorating it in whatever way you desire. We love the idea of hot gluing simple, golden studs to a black case for a fierce, punk vibe that rocks and rolls. Or glue old pieces of jewellery to your case for a style that is super unique. The world is your canvas!
SHOP TIL YOU DROP
DIY just not your style? Check out Skinit, the site that helps you design and order your own original phone cover. Choose from a huge collection of images and designs, or upload some of your own pictures and give your smart phone style a serious case of personalization: get cozy with your significant other every time you make a phone call, or show off a friend's killer art work on the back of your phone.
Your phone goes everywhere for you, and phone cases can speak volumes about your personality and style. So find a style that really makes a case for you!