All right, fashionistas. As we all know, fashion isn’t just about what we wear on our bodies. Yes, that plays quite a big part, but there’s more to looking great than wearing great clothes. We all want the perfect pair of boots, little black dress, and winter coat. And it is pretty obvious we crave the softest, prettiest scarf and most enviable of totes. But what about everything else that travels with us throughout the day and expresses a bit of our personality with every flash to the public world? I’m talking phones, people. That one item that you can’t leave home without, can’t go 5 minutes without checking, and basically hold our entire life within its little virtual walls. Whether you hold it against your hip on the subway as you listen to music, carry on a conversation as you shuffle past people along the sidewalk, or sit checking your emails and playing with the latest apps to pass the time, your phone is constantly on display. And unlike our bodies, we don’t change phone cases like outfits. The case in which you choose to dress your phone is an extension of who you are, and your chance to add a little flare and pop to your daily (most likely corporate) routine. So have fun, but choose wisely.
In celebration of the recent release of the iPhone 5, here are a few of my favorite cases. Have a favorite of your own? Or are you daring enough to go through life case-free?
After graduating from college in ’09, Allyson Barkan flew off to Greece to teach English Literature at a private high school and explore Greek and European culture for a year. Since returning stateside, she now works in Entertainment Public Relations in New York City. For travel advice, stray observations as a 20-something in the big city, and the occasional hilarious misadventure, follow Allyson atwww.allysonbarkan.com and on twitter at @aebarkan.