The arrival of summer invariably calls for a wardrobe revamp, and new season trends including straw visors, mesh totes and other summer statement pieces are ready and waiting to transform your look and help you make just the right kind of impact. As the mercury levels finally begin to rise and the longer, lighter days we’ve been waiting for are finally ours to enjoy, a wardrobe full of colour and vibrant pieces is just the ticket for making you feel like a million dollars and ready for a summer of fun, luxury and excess – but clothing and wearable accessories aren’t the only thing worthy of being added to your ever-growing shopping list.
The start of a new season is always the perfect excuse to have some fun with fashion – whether that means trying a bright pair of frames with a hue so radiant you can’t look away or an oh-so summery extra-large hat. But while stocking up on hats, bikinis, and sophisticated tees will undoubtedly set you up for long, hot says in the sunshine, one item that also deserves a makeover is your mobile phone – after all, it’s the one item you have in your hand at all times, so why not make it part of your overall look and allow it to become a style statement in itself?
Gone are the days when smartphone cases were about protection alone, and the chunky and unattractive versions of times gone by have thankfully faded into obscurity. The new generation of smartphone cases are still just as protective – after all, there’s nothing like a cracked screen to ruin your day – but wonderfully stylish, too. So, if you’ve recently treated yourself to the brand new iPhone 13 or the swanky Samsung S22 Ultra, then it’s the perfect time to treat it to a new outfit of its own – or several, if you like to change things up every now and again.
As much as we love our designer handbags, there’s no denying that phone cases have quickly become one of the most sought-after and desirable accessories over recent years, and today, from lavish diamond encrusted offerings to sleek and sophisticated block colours, luxury designers and fashion-forward brands have reinvented smartphone cases into a stylish must-have that places the perfect finishing touch on your look.
Sought-after phone case brand VELANTE is leading the pack when it comes to thinking up the most creative designs – and because it allows customers to dream up fully bespoke designs that suit their tastes and style, it’s fast becoming a popular choice amongst influencers and celebrities alike who are keen to give their smartphones a new look.
Founder Mirela Dumitru says: “In 2022, we’re seeing more and more people choosing their phone cases depending on their outfits, the time of day or the event they are attending, I wanted to come up with something special and give them the option of customising them with their names, initials or zodiac sign and also offer a wide range of exotic skins, precious stones, textures, and colours. We love the fact that each customer is given the chance to use their imagination and take inspiration from their own personal style, leaving a unique mark on their personalised product.”
Let’s face it – you’re not the only one who needs a wardrobe revamp this season, so if you’re tired of looking at the same phone day after day but love it too much to exchange for another, then a bespoke phone case design could be just what you need to jazz things up a bit. A chic summer-inspired case won’t just up-level your phone – and your outfit – but will take your mirror selfies to the next level, too. It’s a win-win.
With the likes of popular influencers Farhana Bodi, Natalia Kapchuk, Gabriella Bjersland and Tamara al Gabbani all fans of Velante, we’re predicting the brand’s cases to fast become a new season staple – and here at LLM, we’ll be getting one for each day of the week.