Stop your Smartphone Ageing you With These 20 Style Buys

Put an end to the squinting, slouching and skin disasters with these 20 iPhone friendly finds!

16 Oct 2015 By Pip Jarvis

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys

Image: Gina Vadana of vintageena via Lookbook

The iPhone. It’s a modern day necessity and, for many of us, a serious addiction. Just look around you. The jogger overtaking you – listening to Spotify with his earbuds in and the world tuned out. The endless stream of commuters – sending off rapid-fire texts, listening to podcasts, and having no-holds-barred public spats with their partners – and then there are the ‘foodies’, who can’t eat so much as a sprig of parsley without uploading an ‘arty’ shot to Instagram.

The ugly truth about this nifty gadget is that it’s making you unhealthy and possibly haggard. But there are tweaks you can make right now to ensure your iPhone doesn’t make you old before your time – or at least before the iPhone 7 launches.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys

Be honest. You check your social media feeds and Tinder messages in bed, right? Well, stop it! Studies show the radiation and blue light emitting from your LED screen have severe impacts on the length and quality of your sleep. And poor sleep has been linked to all kinds of less-than-ideal things: stress, weight gain, depression and premature ageing, just for starters. Sexy.

Pro-tip: Avoid housing your devices (that goes for your iPad and laptop too!) in your bedroom. Invest in an old-school alarm clock to wind you up in the morning. Banishing technology from the boudoir can also work wonders for injecting romance back into the room, or at the very least, encouraging you to rely on a good old fashioned book to read before lights out.

Stylizen Shops:

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Diamantini & Domeniconi Normal Alarm Clock

Diamantini & Domeniconi Normal Alarm Clock, $174 – available at Amara Living.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Gingko Electronics Walnut Cube Click Clock

Gingko Electronics Walnut Cube Click Clock, $66 – available at Wolf & Badger.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Lexon Titanium LED Clock Radio

Lexon Titanium LED Clock Radio, $144 – available at Amara Living.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Nixon Re-Run

Nixon Re-Run, $169.95 – available at The Iconic.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Nixon Unit

Nixon Unit, $169.99 – available at Hunters & Gatherers.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys

Unless you go through baby wipes like Octomom, chances are your smartphone is a festering cesspit of grime and bacteria. Gross-out alert: one in six mobile phones have some faecal matter on them, and your constant techno-companion has around eighteen times more harmful bacteria than the door handle of a public bathroom. Eek!

Pro-tip: Wash your hands regularly and, for the love of God, do not use your phone in the bathroom! If it’s too difficult to part with during the course of the day, ensure you have an iPhone cover that can keep the nuts and bolts of the thing clean and when you’re not using it, keep it in it’s own chic slip. You should also regularly clean your device, but don’t use run-of-the-mill antibacterial wipes that could cause damage. Hunt down some phone-specific anti-bac wipes, and do the same for your face after a day of phone calls.

Stylizen Shops for the phone:

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Toffee Slip For iPhone 5

Toffee Slip For iPhone 5, $49 – available at David Jones.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Dick Smith Dse Anti-Static Wet Wipes

Dick Smith DSE Anti-Static Wet Wipes, $14.98 – available at David Jones.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Dick Smith Casemate Iphone6 4.7 Karat Gold

Dick Smith Casemate Iphone6 4.7 Karat Gold, $59.98 – available at David Jones.

Stylizen Shops for your face:

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes

Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes, $24 – available at David Jones.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - MAC Wipes

MAC Wipes, $28 – available at David Jones.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys

Think about the hours you spend every day looking at your phone. It’s not exactly big is it? Unless you’ve got 20-20 vision, you’re probably getting a bit of a squint on. Simple maths says, ‘squint multiplied by 8 hours on your phone per day = a serious case of the angry Elevens’.

Pro-tip: Stick to big-people screens and font when you can, and make sure you pop on your specs before scrolling through your emails at all times.

Stylizen Shops (post prescription):

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - MISS P Tortoiseshell Cat-Eyes

MISS P Tortoiseshell Cat-Eyes, $180 – available at Sneaking Duck.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Celine CL 41349 Thin Mary Small N8O

Celine CL 41349 Thin Mary Small N8O, $255.95 – available at Vision Direct.,

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Wonkavators

Wonkavators, $180 – available at Sneaking Duck.


Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Persol PO3054V 24

Persol PO3054V 24, $149.95 – available at Vision Direct.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Wilson

Wilson, $574.25 – available at Sunday Somewhere.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys

Do you hold your iPhone up at eye level? Didn’t think so. All that looking down at your hand or desk will give you a crook neck, and quite possibly a highly attractive hunchback.

Pro-tip: Look up now and then and see what’s around you. Smile at a stranger, or offer to carry an old lady’s bags. Just make sure you take a selfie for posterity.

Stylizen Shops for your body:

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Iphoria Fancy iPhone 5 Clutch Case

Iphoria Fancy iPhone 5 Clutch Case, was $68.00 now $32.50 – available at ASOS.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - KENZO Phone Bag

KENZO Phone Bag, $192.28 – available at Shopbop.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Kate Spade New York Cedar Street iPhone 6 Wristlet

Kate Spade New York Cedar Street iPhone 6 Wristlet, $137.34 – available at Shopbop.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Stella McCartney 'Falabella' iPhone Case

Stella McCartney ‘Falabella’ iPhone Case, $618.24 – available at Farfetch.

Stop your iPhone ageing you with these 20 style buys - Anndra Neen 'Circle' iPhone Case

Anndra Neen ‘Circle’ iPhone Case, $656.88 – available at Farfetch.

Is your iPhone ageing you? Did you find out tips helpful? Please tell us below!

By Pip Jarvis


 
16 Oct 2015 By Pip Jarvis

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