Our phones are one thing we absolutely cannot do without while travelling. From checking our fave travel apps to figuring out a currency exchange to snapping pictures for Instagram, our phones are an extension of us while travelling. And why not have our phones look sleek and chic at the same time? They will with these cases we found and love — for both the iPhone 5 (if you were lucky enough to snag one when it first came out) and the trusty iPhone 4.
1. London Love
We heart London and a good Union Jack — as long as it’s in a vintage feel with rich shades of navy and red like this shiny hard case.
Union Jack case for iPhone 5, $35, gelaskins.com
2. Ultra Feminine
We can’t quite get over the beauty of this case. The colours, the textures, the patterns … it all adds up to a case we’ll be staring at constantly.
Weston Strezzate Firenze printed case for iPhone 5, $50, net-a-porter.com
3. Here, Scotty
Love dogs? Love Scotties? Then this is for you — and anyone who just love a plain cute case.
Scotty case for iPhone 4, $41, nordstrom.com
4. So Many Faces
We’ll take anything sketched by Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, and we’re pretty sure that we kind find our close friends in these adorable faces.
Printed case for iPhone 4, $75, net-a-porter.com
5. Fake It
We’re forever taking pictures with our iPhones for Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, so why not give the appearance of a true camera? We love this fun take on a case, even though it won’t improve our picture quality.
Gizmon iCA White case for iPhone4, $28, amazon.com
6. Islands in the Sea
Diane von Furstenberg puts her signature prints on new cases for the coveted iPhone 5 — and we can’t help but love this map-inspired case.
Islands in the Sea Blue Dust case for iPhone 5, $40, dvf.com
7. Classy Black
Keep it classy with an edge with this leather covered case with a chic metal plate.
Jagger Edge How Charming case for iPhone 5, $100, shopbop.com
8. Exclamation Point
The writers in us can’t help but love a bold punctuation point.
Exclamation Point silicone case for iPhone 4, $26, katespade.com