I love my iPhone5. It's not just a phone for me, it's an accessory. And I'm sure this is true for a lot of fashionistas out there. I don't think many of us even go out and buy pouches and cases simply to protect our phones anymore. Of course that's important, but we also care about what our phone cases look like. Vanity, no apologies!
But how does one stand out of the growing iPhone crowd? I wear my accessories as self-expression and I definitely don't want them to be the same as the other people in the room - whether it is the boardroom, the nightclub or the fun café hangout with friends!
Luckily, Apple is all about creative design, and I'm not surprised at the variety of cases that are available from top designers ranging from Gucci to Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors to Diane von Furstenberg.
I have plenty of geek-chic choices now, what with so many designer iPhone cases in the market. But while I may lust over them all I want, some of them just won't fit into my budget, especially since I want cases to suit many occasions. That's why I love the affordable yet classy Coach handbags. So it was natural for me to turn to the new Coach collection of iPhone cases and pouches for inspirational wardrobe additions.
Coach has come up with a brilliant collection of iPhone cases that are suitable for almost any kind of occasion, environment and personality! Here's a look at the striking new designs that Coach is offering in terms of aesthetics for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4. Do check them out if you're looking for something that makes you stand out.
Jungle prints have always been on the fashion radar and runways, particularly in the fall. But who says you can't spiff up your evening leather mini or pants with an exotic and dramatic Ocelot Print iPhone 5 case? This Coach molded plastic case comes in two colors - black and brown multi colors. I love the fact that the Coach New York is embossed in gold.
For those who love stripes, the traditional zebra print is also available in three fun colors. I own the navy, but you will also find these in a bright robin blue and a coral red. The zebra patterned Coach iPhone cases are available for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4.
As we segue into summer, many of us would love to match our floral print summer dresses and flip-flops at the beach with summer print iPhone cases. Coach has pretty blue-black floral print case that you can carry anywhere. There is also a lovely coral tie-dye print available for the more feminine among us.
Speaking of feminine cases, you can check out the Waverly Heart iPhone 5 cases patterned with hearts and dotted Cs that will go really well with a summer dress and feminine accessories on a date.
If you like stripes, then the Double Scarf print cases with a handwritten Coach logo print can add a splash of color to your day. These are available in berry and chambray colors for the iPhone5 as well as the iPhone 4.
You may love polka dots or hate it. But there's nothing not to love about the bold pop art Watercolor Dot Coach iPhone cases in purples and blues. This is one of my favorite designs for the iPhone 5 that can add a pop of color to your costume on informal occasions.
Another one of the graphic Coach iPhone cases is the multi color Poppy stamped case for the iPhone 5. The motif is the signature C.
Speaking of signature cases, Coach has them in several vibrant colors including a combination of robin blue and white, fuchsia and navy, black and white, khaki and mahogany and pink and white. The robin and white is an online exclusive, which is not available for the iPhone 4. All the other signature patterns are also available for the iPhone 4.
Now let's look at the solid color leather cases. Many of us would like to have several of these to suit our moods and outfits. The fuchsia legacy leather case for the iPhone 5 with a metallic logo is striking and a must-have. The Bleecker rich leather cases come in a variety of colors, including black, vintage royal, bonfire, clover, dark olive, fawn, lime, ocean and squash. I own several of these and as promised, these burnish wonderfully over time. Many of the colors are available in legacy leather and Bleecker leather for the iPhone 4 as well.
If you want something that is more elegant and boardroom-friendly yet striking, check out the Bleecker signature cases in two combinations of black and charcoal, and mahogany and brown. These are available for the iPhone 4 as well as iPhone 4s models.
I always like to have a wallet handy for my iPhone when I don't want to carry a clutch or want my hands free. These are stylish substitutes for a regular wallet. You can stuff your phone, cards, ID card in the ID window and other odds and ends in the zippered pockets, and get about shopping in style. These are available in leather in colors of cobalt with silver edging, an elegant black with brass edging and peony with brass edging.
You can also purchase the legacy leather wallets with wristlets in colors of bright coral, cognac and brass, black and silver and parchment and silver. These are also available in two tones with navy/chambray, coral/snow, parchment/citrine and marine/chalk combinations.
Want to be even more hands-free? Take a look at the cobalt/silver Saffiano leather cross-body bag with plenty of space for essentials as well as your phone.
I love the Saffiano leather zip-top pouches which again, can hold not only your phone, but also your cash, credit cards, smart phones, tiny pocket cameras and MP3 players. They come with convenient wristlets and in colors of coral, vermillion and cobalt lined in silver. These are also available in textured Madison leather in coral and black for a more elegant look with brass edgings and logos. I own the petite signature jacquard case with leather lining in two-toned black and silver, and I think it's perfect for any formal evening out.
There are some other brighter varieties of vertical zip phone cases, including signature nylon wristlet-pouches in colors like jade, violet, pink ruby and neon yellow with silver detailing. These are also available in signature designs in darker colors.
And finally, there is the exotic python zip-phone case that can also hold your credit cards and any other small items you want to carry. You can go ahead and flaunt your wild side with it!