Long gone are the days when technology savants dressed in hoodies a la Mark Zuckerberg, and, before that, boasted the mighty pocket protector. As the world of STEM has integrated more women into its fold, geek-chic style has become less stereotypical and much more of a thing.
And since busy women use tech to make life happen, it is essential we accessorize our gadgets, and ourselves, in style.
The name of the game is staying chic, powerful, and charged. The Mighty Purse offers this Boss Lady trifecta with its stylish bags and wristlets. Each boasts a concealed, built-in but removable 4000mAh slimline battery and cord to charge a smartphone. Genuine leather and vegan options.
This isn’t your mama’s fanny pack. Oliver Thomas’ padded 24 + 7 Cellphone Belt Bag stashes your cell, cash and credit cards around your waist (with the option of a removable crossbody strap). The Keep Your Hands Off RFID Blocking Technology also keeps you worry-free about identity theft. Available in several color options, including fun blue camo and an elegant cream/black color block.
Kate Spade is eponymous with colorful and chic, so turning to this designer to stay charmingly compact is a no-brainer. The North South iPhone Pebble Leather Crossbody comes in pebbled leather with details like 14k light-gold-plated hardware, chain strap, and flirty tassel. The style easily fits your wardrobe, while the size fits your cell and most-needed cards.
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Don’t want the bulk of a bag? Grab a Xou Xou from Soda (short for School of the Digital Age). What started as a macramé baby crib project in Berlin in 2015 ended up as a clever combo of adjustable woven rope strap and sturdy clear plastic iPhone case. Just snap your phone in, and you’re ready to go.
Channel those breezy Nantucket summer sails year-round with Sea Bags’ laptop covers. Handmade in Maine with slick-surfaced recycled racing sails (peep their bold black), they fit 13-inch computers and boast chunky zippers and extra protective padding.
In our picture-perfect social media world, lighting is everything. Consider LuMee your personal light box. LuMee phone cases have a dimmable light on the back to help capture spectacular images by your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, or Google Pixel. Check out the new Glitter Glam Collection in five glamorous colorways. Bonus: the stick-on wallet pouch.
Starts at $49.95
Getting lost in a podcast is one thing. Getting lost in a cord tangle is another. The R. Riveter Leather Ear Bud Holder keeps ear buds stylishly organized in soft vegetable-tanned black or brown leather. Their story is also music to your ears. An independent U.S. military spouse crafts each one.