Why A Chunky, Rugged Phone Case Isn’t a Fashion Faux Pas

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Your phone case is a tool designed to protect your device from accidents like drops, shocks, and scratches. Smartphones are expensive to replace, and repairs aren’t cheap either, so a reliable, strong case will help you avoid serious damage. The only problem is that the best cases tend to be chunky and don’t always look fashionable.

If you’re someone who loves to wear clothes that embody current fashion trends, you might not like the idea of carrying your phone around in a chunky case that looks like something you’d have on a construction site.

However, thin cases don’t protect your phone as well, and if you want to avoid expensive repairs or replacements, it’s important to have a rugged phone case, especially if you’re buying a brand-new model, like the Samsung Galaxy S24.

You might be thinking there’s no way you can use a bigger case and still look fashionable, but here are several reasons a rugged phone case isn’t technically a fashion faux pas.

1. Protection is always in fashion

Being averse to wearing something practical that you think makes you look silly or ruins your outfit is normal. A common example is the need to wear a helmet when you ride your bike to protect your head if you fall. Head injuries can be serious and even fatal, but still, many people refuse to wear a helmet because of the way it looks, and they end up injured.

Protecting your smartphone isn’t exactly the same as protecting your head, but it’s similar. Your phone is something you carry with you and is visible to others. It’s also a valuable device that you’ve paid good money for, and it’s worth protecting that investment.

Consider how hard you’ve worked for the money you used to buy your phone. Calculate the hours you’ve had to spend to earn that money, and then imagine spending that amount of time again just to pay for a replacement when it breaks because your case couldn’t handle the impact. It’s probably a decent amount of time you’ll need to spend to cover the expense.

The expense of a new phone should be a good enough reason to invest in a quality, rugged case, regardless of what it looks like.

2. Black goes with everything

Don’t forget that black goes with everything. There is no color or pattern that clashes with black. That means you can buy an all-black quality, durable phone case and never worry about it not matching your outfit.

Black is a versatile color and it can be dressed up or down. When it comes to clothing, there are some exceptions. For example, certain skin tones don’t look good with black, and depending on the style you’re wearing, you might look too formal. However, when it comes to your phone case, you can’t go wrong with black.

You’re not wearing your phone, and it’s not a permanent part of your outfit. It’s something you mostly keep tucked away in a bag or pocket until you need to use it, and then you put it away again. Your phone will only be making brief appearances, and if you get a solid black case, it’s not going to look like much of anything to others. This is an excellent way to get that rugged case you need to protect your investment and hide the utilitarian look.

3. Other people’s opinions don’t matter

If you’re avoiding buying a truly protective case for your phone because you’re afraid of what other people might think, remind yourself that other people’s opinions aren’t all that meaningful. If anyone is going to judge you for using a phone case to protect your phone, they’re probably not a real friend, and you shouldn’t take their opinion to heart.

People judge others for a variety of reasons, and it’s all superficial and meaningless. So, if anyone is actually judging you for your phone cover, it’s not worth worrying about. They’re probably not even going to remember they had that thought in the first place.

Don’t sweat the small stuff – keep your phone protected

If you’re being judged by people you know, that’s a sign you should probably find a different group of people to hang out with. However, most of the time, it’s just a fear of being judged, and nobody’s actually thinking about how you look with your phone case.

Most people aren’t even thinking about other people as much as you might think. So get that rugged phone case because when it comes to protecting your investment, there is no such thing as a fashion faux pas.