iPhone Fashion: 12 cases to bring your phone bang up to date

By Lynnie | March 14 2013 | 19 Comments

Listen: I know that not everyone who has a phone has an iPhone. It’s a fact that’s never far from my mind, given that Himself is only killed telling me how awesome his shiny new Nokia is every bloody chance he gets. His praises fall on deaf ears because I love my iPhone, although you’d never guess that given how much I drop it.

I’m much to awkward and clumsy to be trusted with one that’s not in a protective shield, and whether you need one because you’re similarly afflicted or just like to play dress up with your phone, happily there are lots of covers and cases to choose from that are as pretty as they are practical.

Here’s my pick of the best!


ONE & THREE I think I have yet to meet a Marc by Marc Jacobs anything that I didn’t like, and I absolutely love the iPhone covers. New for 2013, the illustrated animals (complete with sticky out ears that would get caught in everything) are super cute, while the red leopard print is chic without being boring or conservative.
€45 // €35, both Net-A-Porter

TWO The perfect case for Instagram-happy hipsters, as well as fans of the mid-century modern revival who can opt to dress up – or, er, down – their newfangled technology as a vintage camera.
€15.58, ASOS

FOUR I couldn’t really not mention the Chanel Le Vernis cases that have sprung up all over Etsy. Now your phone can wear your favourite shade of posh polish too, and it’ll last longer there than it ever would on your nails.
€7.88, Etsy

FIVE Are foxes still in? Do you even care? As someone who adored Fantastic Mr. Fox and devoured the books of Colin Dann and Tom McCaughren as a kid, I certainly don’t, and this foxy (groan) little number makes me feel very happy indeed.
$35, Society6

SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT I gots four words for you: CATS ON iPHONE CASES! Nuff said, really.
£24.99, Iconomesis // $35, Society6 // $35, Society6

NINE Monochrome is one of the biggest trends for 2013; here it’s cut with super summery bright yellow for an instant injection of sunshine.
€15, AnotherCase on Etsy

TEN These wooden and nude triangles feed my love for the geometric and juxtapose earthy textures with a little girliness.
€15.84, Cases By Csera on Etsy

ELEVEN Part heritage cool, part pop of colour, this herringbone case is tweed-tastic.
$35, Society6

TWELVE Chevron can sometimes look a bit twee – especially when paired with a monogram, yeesh – but this rendering is definitely cool.
$35.99, Marco Cibola on UnCommon

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19 Replies to "iPhone Fashion: 12 cases to bring your phone bang up to date"

  • candi says:

    ah colin dann and tom mccaughren! I loved those books! and have loved foxes ever since, can’t understand why people class them as vermin…

  • ArtDonatella says:

    I want an IPhone just so I can get the Chanel cover from Etsy!

  • Atkin says:

    Be very careful with fashion iPhone covers, many won’t provide the anti shock and anti shatter protection that the glass needs.

  • PinkPanther says:

    I like nine and ten but I don’t have an iPhone! Anyone know where I can get a nice laptop case/bag for a Mac?

    I do like those Chanel iphone cases but something tells me it’s only a matter of time before Chanel shuts that down!

  • Aoife says:

    I got my gorgeous cover from Tory Burch, american accessories designer. She did a line in America but I managed to pick up mine on ebay! It’s fab & great quality!

  • Louise says:

    I want the iPhone so bad, not just because its cool, but because of all the cool covers you can get!!! My samsumg galaxy is battered but you cant get covers for it :( First world problems eh? ;)

  • Atkin says:

    Does anyone have an iPhone 5 yet? With an upgrade, I can get one for €56 but I don’t know if it’s worth it.

  • Cee says:

    @ Atkin, My boyfriend has one and he loves it, he is apple mad though. The main differences are the larger, clearer screen and that its alot lighter then the 4/4s.

  • aine says:

    The chanel cover is brilliant!

  • Acat says:

    Love the fox one! I have just finished re-reading the Tom McCaughren books. Brilliant books, love foxes because of them. Great to read to kiddies as well!

  • Catherine says:

    I have a silicone rubber type one. Not cool but protects against drops or handbag horrors.

  • BerG says:

    I searched high and low here a red polkadot rubberised cover, to no avail. Eventually found lots of them in a pound shop in Spain for ¢3 each. Got a black/white and red/white version. I prefer the rubber covers to the hard clip on ones.

    Some lovely designs there.

    Atkin my SIL got the iphone 5 for Christmas and while it is lovely and all that I prefer the origional size of the 4/4s models. The longer length is just a bit big for pockets and handbag phone pockets. Just my opinion as there is not much difference from what i can see technology wise. I know the new photo technology stiff is cool.

  • boo says:

    Berg snap.ive a samsung 2 but have a polka dot case from a place in blanch ground floor.they have cases for every phone under the sun.u should check it out if ur ever there. saved my phone over christmas when it for dropped in water.1 day on rad and good as new.I also have a polka dot suitcase.didn’t realise when I bought the cover so coordinated myself by accident.

  • Aoife says:

    Thanks Lynnie….bought a Chanel Le Vernis one! ;)

  • Lynnie says:

    Yay Aoife! Sure isn’t it a nice little pre-Paddy’s pressie for you ;)

  • Rach says:

    I have the Marc jacobs pink bunny cover and I got it on eBay for €12 and it’s the real deal and all not a fake! Just do a search and u get all his covers up for a quarter of the RRP… It’s a great cover though it protects the phone from all the falls It gets and it’s always gets comments from people haha

  • ShuGal says:

    I got a fab bunny cover with a little fluffy tail that comes off in malahide market at the w/e. Picked up another one for the sis for Easter instead of an egg!

  • Claire says:

    I love dressing up my Iphone !!! I change it according to my outfit !
    Haa haa – – I was out in that Market too – (seen comment above) and there was a girl selling the covers – dont know how they making anything on them as she did me deal on 2 covers the real bling ones! – one was called Cupcakes and Diamonds and the other was the Eiffel tower! – I got them for my Bridesmaids!!!!! – They will get them soon – – Hope they not reading this.. xxx

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