What Does Your Phone Say About You?
Recently I had the opportunity to become a Rogers Social Insider, which has allowed me the chance to see some of the newest, and the best phones that are currently and soon-to-be available in the market. It has also provided me with different viewpoints and different ways to see technology. When given a data set about youth and technology, I instantly had a picture in my mind of exactly how this could relate to my site, and of course, everyone reading this. What does your phone say about you? And subsequently, how does your phone affect your fashion choices?
As I am sure many of you know there are a lot of phones currently in the market, with a whole slew of phones under the Google Android, and the Blackberry lines. And as well all know, there is only one iPhone, just different versions of slightly different phones. Now the one thing they all have in common is they are all smart phones. But the one thing I have always been interested in is how your phone speaks to who you are. I’m sure many people will say that it doesn’t make a difference, but I beg to differ. Looking at it from strictly a style perspective, I’d say your phone speaks entirely to who you are and how it affects your fashion choices.
Working in the fashion industry the phone you most commonly see is the iPhone. Every high fashion and fast fashion brand creates cases and cradles for them, and essentially your life is meant to revolve around it. It’s clean, it’s sleek, and it has become somewhat of a phone status symbol. If you don’t have an iPhone or an iPad, then you must be doing something wrong. Online retailers have created apps for it, and made it so you can receive a deal via email and have it shipped to your house in literally a click of a button. But what does owning an iPhone say about you? It says that you most likely are interested in being put together and appearing fashionable. You want to look the best and you want to have the best outfits. You take chances and you are not afraid to be stared at for what you’re wearing. Your closet consistently changes and you’re always on top of the trends. If anything, you’re setting them, you’re not lagging behind. Oh, and you’re a major fan of taking #OOTD pictures on Instagram.
So, you’re an Android user. Technologically your phone is far more advanced than that of an iPhone, and you have made your phone entirely customized to how you want to use it. You control it, it does not control you. You know every last detail of how it works and how to make it work for you. But what does having an android phone mean in regards to how you dress? It means you’re most likely interested in what you like and not what others like. Your style revolves around your tastes and not what other people say are in fashion. You’re always well put together, but you don’t care if someone says you’re out of fashion. You’re extremely comfortable in your likes and dislikes and know exactly what makes you happy. You own more fun fashions and items that you may find funny, opposed to them being solely for the purpose of being stylish.
Everyone seems to bash on the Blackberry user. It doesn’t have Instagram, it doesn’t have all the apps that Android and iPhone have. It doesn’t even have witty or heart warming commercials. However, it does what it is supposed to do. It is a fantastic business device, and is one of the best devices if you’re constantly sending emails, messages and keeping in touch with clients or friends. It’s reliable, it’s sturdy, and it could easily be considered your third arm. But what does owning a Blackberry say about your style choices? Well, you’re probably more prone to making conservative, or “safe” fashion choices and are more interested in functionality than uber fashionability. You are always extremely well put together and you are always well groomed. You often get complimented on your choices but even then you prefer not to step too far out of your comfort zone. You’re quite happy in your comfort zone and you have no desire to venture too far outside of that.
Ultimately, it’s not your phone that makes affects your style choices. It’s your style choices that affects what phone you buy. However, the phone you have is a direct reflection of the kind of person you are and the choices you like to make.