iPhone Cases: Top 10 Fall Picks
For Apple patrons, fall is a great time to go shopping for not only a new iPhone, but also for a shiny case to swaddle it in. What better way to spend your money than on gear for your most prized possession? I mean, unless you’re a generous billionaire experiencing a sudden hankering to send a young writer to the Maldives just for kicks. If that’s the case, totally prioritize that over a phone case.
But, yes, your phone is guaranteed to be on your person every single moment of every single day. (That’s right, everyone knows you play 2048 in the bathroom sometimes. Hey, this is a no-shame zone.) All this is to say, if you’re investing in a phone case, you’d better love how it looks and performs. Here are 10 of my tried-and-true favorites: Flexion Euphoria ($15.99) It’s such a bummer to have to cover up a sexy new phone with a case. What I like about the Flexion Euphoria is that it feels very on brand—it doesn’t look exactly like an iPhone, but it maintains a very similar vibe. All that sleek goodness tops off with a nice pop of color and a microfiber lining, the latter of which keeps your phone in mint condition. The lip over the screen adds a nice protective touch, if you've got butterfingers like me. Adopted Saddle Leather Folio Case ($49.95) I’m so obsessed with this brand. I first discovered Adopted when I was working at a Very Fancy Magazine, and during my time there, I managed to convert a handful of Very Fancy Editors to Adopted users. And editors are picky! Anyway, this tactile leather wallet case is especially gorgeous. It’s masculine in a way that lends itself to unisex use, if that makes sense—like the tech equivalent of a “boyfriend blazer,” except much more luxe. (That stitching!)
ThinOPTICS Glasses + Phone Case ($38.95) You don’t even want to know what my glasses prescription is. I basically have to pull a Velma every morning when I wake up. Which is to say, I never lose my glasses, because losing my glasses is not an option. My mom, however, has a gift for misplacing her every-now-and-then reading glasses. Well, never again mom! Because now you can keep a pair of super-thin, stem-less glasses within your very phone case. The case itself is slimmer than you’d expect, and clicks into place with ease, while the glasses come in a range of funky colors and lens strengths. Kate Spade New York Saffiano Wristlet ($99.99) Man, this is the wallet-meets-sleeve phone case I wish I’d had in college, back when I used to slide my college ID in between my phone case and phone—which ultimately stretched it out and rendered it unusable (RIP stripey case). This baby’s got space for everything—your driver’s license, your credit cards, your cash, your phone—and, thanks to a wrist strap, it’s literally the only thing you have to bring with you when you leave the house, or hit up that frat kegger, or whatever it is I was doing in college. The basic black is a classic, but the design’s so elegant that you could definitely opt for a brighter color on this one. OtterBox Resurgence Power Case ($99.95) If you were to judge me by my actions alone, you would think I love nothing more than to adamantly neglect to charge my phone, except perhaps to drop it on the ground repeatedly throughout the course of the day. So thank god for this überpractical, hard-shell OtterBox case, you know? It’s as spectacularly sturdy as you’d expect, with a scattering of sharp design elements and the added benefit of a built-in battery. A little LED indicator on the back lets you know when the case needs to recharge. Case-Mate Brushed Aluminum Case in Gunmetal ($50) This steely case is the very portrait of sophistication, with its polished, minimalist design. It’s slim and professional, with a three-piece snap-together design that keeps everything from getting too bulky. This isn’t a good one to throw around the room, but it’s great for bringing into a meeting. It seriously commands respect. What more can you ask for in a phone case?