Types of Wearables Fashion

Types of wearables fashion

To recap in the last article we started by describing what the wearables are and where are we standing now with the progress. In this article we will go more in depth with different kinds and how they can help you to live a better life all around. We as a human have the ability not just to discover new things that enhance and improve our lives but also give them beautiful looking forms.

So far the technology was missing that part but with technology going into a background and we talk less about the specs and instead we talk more about the capabilities and the features it gives us, the more we enjoy them in daily life, the more we are looking after having a beautiful form and give a certain lifestyle statement.

Right now the most popular categories are daily activity trackers and smartwatches. Lets go a little bit over each category and see how it can help you express yourself with these daily wearables fashion items.

Daily Activity Trackers

If you really see yourself as a health conscious person this is definitely a must have item at the moment. They literally are able to record every your movement into precious data about your daily healthy habits or maybe not. But it is definitely an eye opener on how passive we have become in our daily life since we spend most of the day behind the desk whether it be in the school, the office or at home. So to avoid and be aware of it these trackers really can make a difference. There is surely a big drawback since they don’t quite fit into a fashionable accessory you would wear on more elegant or fashionable apparel but it suits more with a sporty casual look where average plastic bracelet are ok to mix with. Let’s go over few most popular models.

These are the wearables that can help you to achieve life goals like helping you to lose weight, increase your physical endurance or simply improving you general health well-being. Using it every day it gives you an additional motivation to keep on track especially if you share data with your friends.

Fitbit Flex Wireless

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One of the most popular daily trackers fits well into a first generation of wearables fashion, you can still see it doesn’t quite satisfy the fashion factor yet. But it has all the needed sensors to track your daily life as you want it to. The biggest benefit of this model is that it has a removable module which you can use in other custom bands so there are potential to use the with more attractive bracelets. It tracks your movement, amount and quality of sleeping, amount of daily active time. In my opinion it has a great feature of using a silent alarm inside the bracelet which can wake you up without disturbing your loved one in the morning for example. It doesn’t have a screen to show you progress but it has 5 LED lights to show you how close to your daily goal are but to see more details you need to sync with your smartphone.  If you want to order one you can get it here

 

Jawbone UP24

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Jawbone’s second iteration has been refined to please visually more than its predecessor and also other competitors. It does not give you that cheap plastic feeling as the Flex model gives you. It also has a better sensors since it can differentiate between light and deep sleep. Another great feature is the vibrating feature which will give you a light buzz if you have been idle too long, perfect in office environment to take a break from desk and have a quick coffee. It is one of the more capable models on the market but still missing a display to inform you about your progress so you will need to have a smartphone to sync and track your changes. If you want to order one you can get it here

 

Smartwatches

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This is a fairly new category which in my opinion should make daily activity trackers obsolete in your daily life. What is a smartwatch you probably ask yourself if you are not familiar with it. It is basically a traditional size wristwatch on electronic steroids. In theory it has almost the same capabilities as your smartphone since it is run by same hardware and software inside but quite a different approach. Besides being able to track your daily life it has features that you usually want to have it on hand like always. These are the smartphone notifications, changing your current song, quick preview of a new email or to make a quick reply to a message. All that can be done just with voice control, although currently limited to major languages but in the future even that will change. As with your smartphone you can also download and install new features and apps for them too. Since the inception they are more in style comparing to daily activity trackers especially the really elegantly looking and well rounded the following Motorola 360 smartwatch.

 

Samsung Gear Live and LG G

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This Samsung first Android Wear smartwatch is under the hood quite similar to the following LG G smartwatch but they have few differences that might decide to go for Samsung’s smartwatch. The size and weight on these device can be negligible since they weigh approximately the same. But it definitely gives a more elegant feel to it, whereas the LG G has more youth appeal since it look more playful and fresh.

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Since Samsung introduced smartwatches before it actually feels like a simplified version of its predecessors but a well thought. It has a slightly smaller screen comparing to LG’s G. Since they both share the same operating system called Android Wear it should be basically able to do the same activities and features. One of the main drawback is the weak battery that barely holds for a full day, quite similar to smartphone problem. Both support and have ability to change to have multiple clock faces or just download a new one online. If you want to order a Samsung Smartwatch you can get it here, and to order a LG smartwatch you can get it here

 

Motorola 360

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This is one smartwatch that has been introduced at the same time as the latter ones but is still not on the market. But it is definitely worth mentioning because this is a really elegant looking watch not just a geeky accessory you would wear on your wrist. I can imagine wearing this one every day in more formal attire or going more leisurely afternoon or a weekend. This one really shows how the beautiful form are taking shapes from pieces of electronic and gives us an option to express ourselves.

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Conclusion

So here you have it a quick overview of the most popular wearables fashion items you can get on the market right now. What do you think about them. Give us your comment and like us on facebook www.facebook.com/lovabledaily or follow us on twitter at @lovabledaily

In the next article in wearables I will go after more wearables fashion concepts and actual products that are going to hit the shelves in the following years.

 

Wearables fashion is already around you

Wearables fashion is already around you


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If you haven’t heard anyone talking about wearables you probably will sooner or later, because it is already around us and you might not even be aware of it. It is true that current first generation of wearables is still in its infancy but it is developing. It is one of the hottest areas that the whole fashion world is moving to and will definitely change the world around us. Not just our physical surrounding but also the social interaction, make us more health conscious and helping us to make better decisions in everyday.

 

What are the wearables?

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Wearables or wearable technologies as they more often called are clothing and accessories that provide added value to your existing clothes you are currently wearing. Currently they come mostly as accessories or appendages to our regular clothes. We will cover these in the next section in details more.
You are probably asking yourself isn’t this a high technology areas related more to computers than to fashion enthusiasts. I would say no. The fashion or an actual trend is something that influence your decisions on a daily basis and you use it also to express your view on the world through your lifestyle.
Until now technology was usually coming in some kind of boxy form usually made of plastic, recently also metal casings that weren’t quite fashionable as something we understand but they were just made good enough to sell. There are few examples like Apple that is having major influence on industrial design but it is still limited.

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Main paradigm of wearables is to hide its electronics from the naked eye and make it invisible while working for you. This breakthrough was enabled by the technological progress called miniaturization of microchips, which become so capable that chip smaller than your nail is more powerful than your few years old laptop.

This has made revolutionary breakthrough that made it possible to embed sensors inside fabrics or even actually making e-fabrics that behave as sensors.

 

First generation

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As much as exciting does it sound first generation of wearables we are in, actually is not so exciting or fashionable as I have described it above. Most of the current wearables come in some form of wearable sensors, most of them are activity tracking devices. And they actually look pretty lame. This is due to manufacturing process that is still coming from computer industry that doesn’t allow larger variations on production styles.

In this generation we usually have activity trackers, gps watches, google glasses and lately smartwatches. People mostly wear them now for their daily routine or exercise and much less as a fashion statement.

 

Fashion meets technology

As people get more accustomed to the wearables the producers are raising barriers by collaborating with fashion icons to add more style to them.

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I hope you get a first impression of what wearables are and what they are going to be. In the next part I am going to go more deep describing the synergy and coming trends this year.

 

Movies that inspired fashion trends

Fashion is a way of expressing someone’s culture. So it is a defining element of it. Both culture and fashion are man made. But can there be a spark that initiates human creativity? Can there be other arts that fashion trends are being inspired from? Yes there is and it is called movie.

Not every movie is able to do that, but almost randomly by magic a movie or a particular movie character will come along which will trigger something different in people to want to dress like and aspire to be them.

There are so many movies that instantly come to your mind when I ask you about them. You probably have your own favorite movies, the actors that inspired you to be more creative by expressing your feelings through what you wear. If you walk on the streets, you can see other people expressing their lifestyle through fashion trends that might not be so random in its root.

There is a big difference in various fashion trends that are coming from the movie world and their background. The classical movies did really touch people’s perception of what is beautiful and what it defines to be limiting in their life. The team behind the movies did put some unintentional elements into their scenes not knowing it would spark massive influence on the people.

But if we look on the other side, modern movie adaptations that got cult movie status in the fashion world is more of an engineered fashion trends or riding on the waves of an coming new fashion trends. There are simply too much coincidences that random fashion brand placement in the scene could be put there by accident.

In the following text I will try to present you the movies that affected the fashion trends in positive or negative way. Take special note to the selection of the movies as I will list only the ones I had actually watched and can judge them based on the content of the movie, that defining moments that imprinted into our minds and steered into new fashion waters or the style that come to my mind from recent history..

So here are my 5 movies, which maybe are not selection but did came to my mind while writing this article. Maybe after reading this article you will want to watch them again.

 

1. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

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James Dean. That is the name that you often hear that he was the original poster guy by having the bad boy look every girl was after him. This movie or shall I say Jim Stark the character played by James Dean is still a style guide book for many guys around the world. His legendary leather jacket, white t-shirt and jeans made more to unifying the perception of coolness in the following generations than any fashion trend designer had achieved ever. His early death did definitely bring him to eternal fame with the look he carried out in his personal life until the accident.

 

2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

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This is another classic movie that defined girls perception of what basic elegance should look like and kept this perception way into the future we live in now. Yet another movie that more than the movie, the fashion trends were affected by a main character Holly Golightly. Her iconic black dresses that made them a must have basic in any woman’s wardrobe. A piece of fabric that makes any girl look fabulous for any occasion, by wearing one she can definitely never miss her choice in any elegant event. Besides her dress there is another fashion accessory that still permeates the streets of the modern cities, the big sunglasses. Sometimes I would say they are too strong for personal appearance since they can completely change the perception of a person wearing them.

 

3. Barbarella (1968)

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Maybe this style fall out of favor but in the 70s and 80s the futurism in that time was quite some sought after and influenced many artists with this psychedelic movie. If has brought more than just futurism to the fashion trends, it has shown that girls can express their sensuality through fashion trends which until that time was quite modest.

 

4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

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One of the movies that is maybe not known to younger readers but maybe it did more to defined current youth fashion lifestyle culture than any before on the list. You probably immediately recognize the Vans brand and more than a brand the whole lifestyle it represents. Well this was the movie that really catapulted them into the minds of youngsters around the world. In the movie only black and white checkered model was being used but now it is one of the defining iconic shoes among the generations.

 

5. Miami Vice (1984)

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After remake of a cult series from the eighties few years ago, the characters appeared as a well dressed metrosexual look that many men are after nowadays. But back in the days when they shot the series the image of a well dressed men with few feminine touches was a big change from the suits in the 80s, they were loud, they had bright pastel colors and often they look slouchy on a person wearing them.

 

Final thought on fashion trends in movies

So here are my current top 5 movies that definitely brought something interesting from their characters into the fashion trend guidelines for future generations. Some of the styles did take few generations to take notions but some were instant hit, never the less any of these styles perceptions is still actual and I think they are here to stay. So maybe it is time to watch some again and get reacquanted why some character cues get instant cult like following and why some don’t.

OwnPhones: Wireless, Custom-Fit, 3D Printed Earbuds

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OwnPhones Idea

Simply put, OwnPhones are custom made to be the best-fitting, best-sounding, most versatile earphones you’ve ever worn. Period. They are the world’s first wireless, 3D printed earbuds custom made to match your personality. They are designed to fit perfectly because your OwnPhones will be built exclusively for your ears.

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The Founder

Itamar Jobani, founder and CEO, OwnPhones – “OwnPhones represents a new paradigm in manufacturing – instead of producing millions of identical earbuds for different ears, we 3D-print earbuds tailor made to each user. Ears are like fingerprints – each one is unique, so we were able to develop earbuds that are custom made to actually fit your ears properly!”

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Along with being custom 3D printed according to your personality and activities, they’re also completely wireless, cancel noise around you and can even be made to fit your lifestyle with an ergonomic custom fit. If you want something that’ll stay in place when you’re running or biking, there’s an OwnPhones for that. If you want something that’s stylish, more like a piece of jewellery than a pair of headphones, there’s an OwnPhones for that. If you want a pair of earbuds that sound great and fit perfectly to your ear, well we have just the OwnPhones for you.

It seems like a great addition to your wardrobe by changing style whenever you need to match them with the rest of the outfit. They are totally customisable and since it is 3d printed you can make your own too.

If you like new earbuds you can also visit their Kickstarter project and support them here