Here is your lowdown on cute (and protective) phone cases for the iPhone and other devices, from the editors and curators of Shop Catalog.
Nothing is worse than dropping your phone and slowly reaching down for it knowing that you very well could be looking at a damaged device. In an age where our phones are quite literally an extension of our everyday lives — they help us to pay bills, purchase items, connect socially, keep in touch with our family, etc — the need to protect our expensive tech is at an all time high.
However, while we cannot deny the functionality of a phone case, a lot of people also want to ensure that their tech accessories represent who they are. With thousands of different color, graphic, and material options out there for cases, it has become extremely easy for people to find cute phone cases that are the proper expression of your personality.
Cute + Durable = Awesome
So, in order to help you make your phone accessory just as cute as you are, we rounded up the most functional, stylish phone cases that are also protective and durable. Here’s to making a statement, and never having to worry about a cracked screen ever again.
Do you find is difficult to keep track of your phone and your wallet? Well, you can safely store your credit cards inside this unique case! There are 11 card slots including one zippered pouch… How convenient? It comes in four different colors and is 100% handcrafted with premium synthetic leather. If you’re organizing your life, add this to your list.
It’s perfect for spring, summer, or any time of year to give you a beautiful cheer! We found this artist on Etsy. She literally finds flowers, dries them, and decorates phone cases. She even created a crystal bead chain for each one. One end goes on your wrist and the other attaches to your phone so it doesn’t fall! It’s pretty and perfect – it’s a pretty perfect phone case!
How cute would this be with a loved one’s name on it? This iPhone case comes in black, white, and metallic gold. It’s handmade with a mixture between hard plastic and soft silicone. It’s a matte finish, giving it a nice modern feel. The cursive writing adds a really beautiful touch!
It’s a mini purse for your iPhone! Made with genuine leather, it features an adjustable shoulder strap and hidden snapback credit card compartment. This case gives your phone a safer place than your back pocket to go in while you’re on-the-go. Walk with style without having to worry about holding your phone.
Pela creates cases that are 100% compostable. They’re durable, aesthetically-pleasing and good for our planet, a win-win-win! It’s made out of plant-based material. It’s soft and flexible. We think it’s kind of perfect. If you’re looking to protect the precious earth we’ve been gifted with, this one’s for you.
A beautiful quote from the famous F. Scott Fitzgerald is featured on this simple and modern iPhone case. It’s made with an extra protective silicon lining, so if you’re the one that seems to drop your often, it’s perfect for you. If you’re a lover of words, we think you’ll love having this quote in your hands as a reminder everyday.
Simple things are the best things and this phone case proves that. A simple, yet powerful case for your iPhone. It’s handmade from an artist featuring her work on Etsy, we love it! It’s unique and minimalistic: perfect for anyone, really. Sometimes a reminder to stay simple is what you need. If you’re an overthinker the quote on this case is a perfect daily reminder.
Add a little boldness in your life with this amusing case. Sometimes you just have to remind yourself of your awesomeness. It’s not a cocky case, it’s a confidence case. Embrace your light!
An old reliable that keeps your phone safe while you’re off living your own adventures. This case is simple, yes, but the little pop of color adds some flare while keeping the back clear where you can add in your own decals like stickers, pictures, and other small personalized items. The Lifeproof Case is waterproof and drop-proof, allowing you to take photos in any weather condition or daring location! Keep it simple while living large with this one.
Nothing is worse than wanting to snap a photo or needing to call a friend, but your phone is dead. But with this edgy Charging Case, you’ll never have to worry about that again! Take a long day trip somewhere, don’t bring a charger to class or work, because with this case, your battery will never reach 1% even on the lengthiest of days.
OtterBox has always been one of the most reliable cases to buy due to their two part case system. With their new Pop Case design, they remain durable but trendy. The pop design allows you to hold your phone more comfortably, snap a better selfie, or if you get the mount for your car, it’s the easiest way to turn your phone into a GPS. Cute and comfy all in one!
Nothing is more fun than having a mini snowglobe-esque accessory built into your phone case! Not to mention that this one comes in a glow-in-the-dark color that brings out your inner 80’s glimmer with its neon colors and shapes. Be your funky fresh self with this funky fresh phone case!
Mood Rings were all the rage when we were 10. Were you in love? Stressed? Relaxed? The suspense of whether or not the color would match your emotion killed you! Well now, you can bring that same excitement to your phone with this Mood Changing Case. What was the color for “Very Happy” again? Because that’s what I’m feeling about this one!
We love this phone case from Urban Outfitters because it makes a statement and is a rather cheap phone case for the quality of the item. In an age where we do everything through our smartphones, Urban Sophistication created a graphic that reminds us to take a break from our social worlds sometimes. An added bonus: this hardshell case is clear, and it also has bumpers around the edges to protect your expensive device from any breaks.
We probably don’t have to explain this cute phone case in-depth, considering this case was made famous by none other than Kim Kardashian. Gone are the days of bad lighting. Now, instead of needing a ring light to perfectly illuminate your selfies, you can just use your phone. While the iconic Lumee case comes in a lot of different colors and sizes on Amazon, we loved this on trend marble print because it makes a fierce statement — just like your snaps.
We love ban.do for creating the kinds of phone cases that make us smile. This letterboard case is no exception. Built using a drop silicone method, that will ensure optimal protection, this case is the perfect tone of pink, and it will inspire those around you with its message. Whenever you look down at it throughout your day, no matter what you are going through, you will be reminded to keep going.
While we do think there are better ways to spend $600, if you’re the kind of person who wants everyone to know that you’re extra bougie — this is the phone case for you. This protective leather phone case from Gucci is made with only the finest Italian leather, and it’s font is inspired by SEGA — making it a playfully luxurious way for you to deck out your tech. This is a cute phone and a luxury phone case.
It’s impossible to go on Instagram or Pinterest right now without seeing muted, tonal art pieces that are peppered with flowy illustrations. This trend has infiltrated apparel, galleries, and so on, and now you can adorn your iPhone with it thanks to this cute lash print by Milky Way. Created using a tough bumper case, that is drop proof and built to last, this graphic may be soft, but you don’t have to worry about your accessory being anything but strong.
Valfre is known for edgy, unique designs that always make a statement while still managing to stay cute. Their phone cases are amongst some of our favorites, but this embroidered lilac case is at the top of our wishlist. With the words “Dead Inside” etched into a protective case, accompanied by a fluffy smiley face, this bright, tactile phone case is perfect if you’re looking for something that is both sassy and adorable.
Casetify is known for having some of the most durable, well made phone cases on the market today, so when Anthropologie teamed up with them to create a custom, printed case — we knew it would make all of our boho dreams come true. This airy clear design dons painted hues of cream, gold, and indigo, that will make any phone you pop into it look like an oceanic work of art.
Despite the sickly cute tone of pale yellow used on the protective case, and the bright, embroidered lettering, this accessory by Valfre is also a sassy testament to a struggle all of us know so well. Between school, work, social lives, and all of the creative visions we have for ourselves, it can sometimes feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. This phone case is for all of those sleep deprived humans out there who are working hard to make their dreams come true.
This cute phone case makes up happy for two reasons. Firstly — the colour of it is giving us serious sunshine vibes, making it impossible not to feel positive whenever we look down at our phone. Secondly, SkinnyDip London created it, and they are known for having some of the most well made, protective cases out there. Plus, every single order from their website comes with a custom sheet of stickers, so you can add a little personal touch to your case!
If you’re the type of person who loves customizing your accessories, this InstaX case is perfect for you. Outfitted with a pocket to store your polaroids, you can switch up your style multiple times a week if you wanted to. Put a picture of your significant other in there, or snap some with your friends, either way — you’ll always have a little memory to take along with you wherever you go.
Do you have other recommendations or the best cute phone cases out there? What are some of the most cute protective phone cases out there? Email us your iPhone, Samsung, and other suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.