During the teen years fashion is very much a part of your identity. It is through your fashion choices that you express a lot of who you are. Do you live on the edge? Are you traditional? Your sense of fashion, the clothes you wear, and the way you express yourself speak volumes about your beliefs, your hopes, etc. However, there is one aspect of teen fashion that is starting to go on the rise, and says as much about you as your clothing choice, that is your phone!
A cell phone is the newest fashion accessory, and can tell people a lot about you. Let’s take a look at how:
The functionality of the phone. Phones are no longer just for making calls. Today you can check your email, change your Facebook status, bid on an auction on eBay, compare prices on an item you are shopping for, balance your checkbook, listen to music, and more. The phone you choose, and the capabilities it has says a lot about who you are. If you are a plain Jane type of girl who is not into the frills, a basic Razor might be the phone for you. If you are the life of the party, and constantly in contact with friends, a phone like the G1, with a full keyboard for easy texting, may be just the thing. If you are a busy bee, and need information at your fingertips, an iPhone is probably for you.
The popularity of the phone. Phones, just like clothes have specific trends or patterns. For a long time flip phones were the thing, then sliders, then phones will full keyboards, and now smart phones that do everything. How popular the phone you get is says a lot about you.
The newness of the phone. If you are really concerned with appearances, then getting the newest, coolest phone is probably important. After all, your phone goes with you everywhere, and has to go with every outfit. You wouldn’t want someone to think you hadn’t updated your phone in a while.
The way you personalize the phone. Besides the actual phone you choose, and the things that it can do, the plans it can be part of, and the way it works with trends, there are a lot of ways to make your phone uniquely yours. The following is a quick look at how phones are no longer just tools, but fashion accessories.
Skins: You can put skins and covers on your phone to bring out your personal style. There is everything from animal print to neon, and everything in between. Do you love comics? You can get a superhero skin. Do you love flowers? You can get a floral cover. Do you love a popular teen idol? You can get a Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, or Zac Efron phone cover.
Ring tones: You do not have to settle for the ring tones that come on your phone. Part of making your phone a unique fashion accessory is changing the ring tone to fit your personality. You can get the Mario Brothers ditty as your ring tone. You can use a popular song. Or, you can even create your own.
Applications: Many of the smart phones come with applications you can put on your phone, everything from a movie time checking application to an insurance claim application. Make your phone uniquely yours with applications for your lifestyle.