It's safe to say that tech took the recently completed New York Fashion Week by storm. Aside from Google Glasses spotted on editors like Nina Garcia, we couldn't help but take our eyes off the bags, fit for tablets, smartphones, and computers alike. Although they aren't necessarily "traditional" cases, we think these clutches and totes are what every fashion-forward techie needs. No basic cases here, just tons of inspiration for you and your new gold iPhone, heading into the Fall.
Fifty points to BlackMilk Clothing! The Australian online boutique with a penchant for geekery has launched its most magical collection yet. The Harry Potter line, which had a timely debut alongside the announcement of an HP spinoff, is everything you've ever wanted in fashion inspired by J.K. Rowling's series.
We've collected some of our favorite pieces from the collection here, with a reintroduction to the characters, houses, animals, and Death Eaters you know and love from the books. Warning: this gallery is rampant with spoilers, but shame on you for not having read this series in its entirety (an obligatory read for anyone who was alive in 1997).
While we've always believed geek to be chic, it's proving to be cool beyond the tech and fandom worlds. Between statement tops and the official decree of "geek chic" as a style, nerds are ruling the runway. Take a look at a few of our favorite pieces that showcase our motto to the world — it's about time!
With all the back to school talk, we can't help but let our inner prep shine. While you don't need to trade in that hoodie for a polo just yet, there's nothing like argyle and stripes to kick start the Fall. Whether you're looking to protect or accessorize your tech, these classic pieces are sure to make your collar pop!
- Polka Dot Camera Strap ($30): Give your camera a preppy touch by swapping your black strap for this polka dot denim version.
- Anchor Ear Buds ($15): We think it's about time you replace those white earbuds for these adorable anchor ones.
- iPhone Wristlet ($70): Great for girls on the go, this wristlet holds both your phone and credit cards without the bulk.
- Striped laptop tote ($295): Keep your work look classic by carrying all your tech essentials (including your laptop) in this durable tote.
- iPad Mini Sleeve ($83, originally $138): This single striped sleeve will protect your treasured iPad or ereader in style.
- Camera Bag ($195): Accessorize any outfit with your DSLR! We love the structured look and crossbody strap of this navy and leather camera bag.
- Plaid iPhone case ($40): With its flannel plaid pattern, this cell phone case is the epitome of back-to-school cool style.
- Leather portfolio ($190): Simple and sleek, this portfolio is great for iPads and goes with just about anything.
While it's easy to get carried away with elaborate design, sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to tech. Seeking accessories that are both sleek and stylish, we found a variety of options that any minimalist would covet. Whether you're looking to protect or store, these pieces are made from quality materials like leather and wood that lend themselves to a modern aesthetic. Take a look below and find a design that will add a streamlined touch to your home, wardrobe, or office.The lowdown on the accessories after the break.
Finn, Jake, Beemo, and the rest of the Adventure Time crew can now accompany you on your adventures, with Poketo's limited edition release of wallets featuring the show's leading characters. The New York-based company teamed up with four artists to design mathematical money keepers inspired by the post-apocalyptic animated series.
We love Adventure Time illustrations, and can't wait to get our hands on these portable pieces of art. See all the offerings from the company's second series of Adventure Time wallets and let us know which one your pocket is coveting.
Geek gear destination We Love Fine is on a roll with their latest Adventure Time offerings. First comes Lady Rainicorn, Gunter, and LSP leggings, and next is the most mathematical underthings you ever did see. Have an adventure down under with bandeaus, briefs, and boxers with your favorite characters from TV's funniest magical sci-fi animated series, Adventure Time.
The geek world is filled with inspiration for science-fiction-themed rings that don't forsake the sweetness of a lifetime commitment. Now, it's the gentlemen's turn for wedding bands that reflect their pop-culture interests.
From a flashy look at the Dark Side — perfect for Mr. Star Wars himself, George Lucas, who married businesswoman Mellody Hobson this weekend — to the only way to show your appreciation of your constant companion, these wedding bands are the perfect fit for the geek man.
Tough and brave, yes, but cute and bubbly? Not usually words we associate with superheroes. In time for your Comic-Con wardrobe, pop culture t-shirt shop We Love Fine's new line of chibi — a term used in anime to mean a small, cute character — t-shirts has just the right amount of sass for the upcoming convention. Add some Black Widow, Iron Man, and the rest of your crime-fighting favorites to your wardrobe when you read on.