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How to incorporate “Sierra Blue” in your daily life

Look neat, polished, and well-groomed

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You would’ve thought having earth tones and warm colors would blaze your feeds by Autumn. But Apple’s latest event has instituted a new color people are raving on.

Meet Sierra Blue — definitely not a color of the year but a statement to consider and incorporate into your looks and style in the months to come.

If you’re like most of us who’ve been crushing hard on the new colorway, we’re certain you’re looking for ways on how to style yourself using Sierra Blue. And perhaps, justify more reason to buy the latest iPhone in this charming color.

Get the latest iPhone in Sierra Blue

First and foremost, place your orders and get the latest iPhone in this shade of blue. Sierra Blue certainly is charming, looking sophisticated with a subtle yet chic finish similar to the Gold and Silver colorways.

We’ve unboxed it so take a peek at the video to see more on what you’re getting into. And we’ve thrown in a hands-on experience to share with you, so you can crush more on that Sierra Blue iPhone.

The color is available in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Have a smart, fast charger dressed in a similar shade

We know it: Apple doesn’t come with a bundled charger and they offer bricks and adapters in their stores at a reasonable price tag.

But if you’re going to shell out some cash, why not get something that marries your lofty goal of styling up with Sierra Blue? The Anker Nano Pro comes in a Glacier Blue colorway so you can have a smaller yet smarter and faster-charging adapter.

Pair white and blue in your clothing

Mango Light Denim, H&M Twill Shorts, H&M Oxford Blue Men, Adidas Originals Superstar Sky

It doesn’t need a nautical-themed occasion to arrive at a scene wearing a combination of white and blue. There are various linens, fabrics, and clothing styles that you can wear even if you use a lighter shade of blue — that would certainly help you look neat, polished, and well-groomed.

Even washed-out denim works especially when paired with white bottoms and sneakers. So go and shop for those pieces of denim, tops, bottoms, and white kicks. We know you’re dying to check it out of your cart.

Wrap your wrists on a light-colored strap

If you already wear an Apple Watch, you’re probably thinking of using Apple’s rich-toned Royal Blue straps. Don’t.

Assuming you’re already dressed in a combination of white and blue, you don’t want to put it off with an accessory that’s a little too intense e.g. dark- and rich-colored bands. Opt for a lighter color that’s in a similar tone to blend with your overall style. For instance, Barton Bands’ Silicone Soft Blue strap for the Apple Watch.

Wear a Sky Blue AirPods Max

Last but not the least, cap it off with an AirPods Max in Sky Blue to make everything match — from head to toe to your tech and accessories.

And to make it more stylish, pair it up with a mask in a similar shade so you can look mysterious and of course, observing proper safety protocols. Because hello, we’re still in a pandemic. But that shouldn’t stop you from dressing up to feel good about yourself.


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Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition lets you customize your phone’s colors

Mix and match

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Despite the availability of several devices in the market, foldables are still as niche as they come. Not everyone can get behind the new form factor yet. However, there is no doubt that owning a foldable phone helps users stand out from the crowd. Samsung, despite being one of the leaders of the market already, has launched a new way to further express creativity through its foldables. The new Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition allows users to customize how their foldables will look like.

With the Bespoke Studio, users can mix and match panels for their phones with different colors including blue, yellow, pink, white, and black. Further, users can customize their phone’s frame with either black or silver. They can also preview their custom colors through Samsung’s website.

Of course, a mind can sometimes be fickle. As such, Samsung is also offering Bespoke Upgrade Care which allows owners to change their panels and colors when they want a change for a varying service fee. Ordered editions will also come in packaging and themes that correspond to the user’s selected colors.

The Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition will start at US$ 1099.99 and will come with 12 months of Samsung Care+ protection. If ordered through Samsung.com, users can also avail up to US$ 600 of trade-in credit towards the special foldable phone.

SEE ALSO: Samsung’s customizable BESPOKE refrigerator arrives in the US

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Samsung, Maison Kitsuné tie up for Galaxy Watch4 and Buds2

What does the fox say?

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A year at Samsung wouldn’t be complete without a slate of limited-edition partnerships with the world’s top designers. In the past, the company partnered with Thom Browne to deliver premium editions of their flagship phones. Now, Samsung has announced a partnership with independent fashion house Maison Kitsuné for two special-edition wearables.

The partnership infuses the Galaxy Watch4 and the Galaxy Buds2 with the fashion house’s playfulness. Both devices will now come in the brand’s Moonrock Beige color. Besides the new color, they will also incorporate a few design elements to help them stand above the rest.

Besides the Moonrock Beige leather straps with fox-shaped holes, the Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition will come with an additional Space Gray strap to offer users an alternative look. In contrast, the gray strap will have the fashion house’s lettering emblazoned across its length.

On the flip side, the Moonrock Beige Galaxy Buds2 will come housed inside a Space Gray leather case. The case will have Maison Kitsuné’s fox logo front-and-center. Further, the left bud will have a fox head logo, and the right bud will have a fox tail logo, signaling continuity whenever wearing the earpieces.

To add more style to a user’s Samsung ecosystem, the Galaxy Watch4’s box and the Galaxy Buds2’s case will have an NFC tag linking to an exclusive Maison Kitsuné phone theme.

Both devices will ship starting on October 20 with only a limited number of units available in select markets. The 40mm Galaxy Watch4 will sell for US$ 399.99. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds2 will sell for US$ 249.99.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Review: Best Android smartwatch yet?

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Fitbit Luxe: Finally, a fitness band that’s actually pretty

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Fitbit Luxe

One of my major frustrations with fitness bands has always been the way they look. Why is it so hard to make them look pretty enough to wear outside a workout? There’s no rule that they should be unattractive and clunky, right? Enter Fitbit’s answer to said problem: The Fitbit Luxe. It’s sleek and stylish while packing all the necessary features, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice style for substance.

The Luxe is not my first Fitbit having owned my now ancient Charge 2 then an Alta HR sequestered from my husband who wore it for a month then got tired of it because it didn’t go well with his suits. 

I wore both fitness bands with pride and as a way for me to send a message that I was now taking my health a little seriously. However, they often looked out of place with most of my outfits. Wearing them to events that had a bit of a more formal dress code always looked awkward. I even thought of wearing a classy watch on my left arm and the Fitbit on the right just to make it work at some point. However, even the smaller Alta HR made me look like I was coming straight from a run.

Form & substance

A common complaint about the Luxe is how small the screen is. Personally, I don’t see it as an issue. I enjoy the size which makes it inconspicuously stylish. Sure, it has a function for you to quickly take a peek at your texts, even read them in full. But who still sends novel-length texts these days? Mine’s usually from delivery services just telling me to pick up my orders. Though I won’t mind getting more notifications from other messaging apps that I have on my phone.

The size also makes it look like a truly elegant timepiece as soon as you slap on a metal strap. I originally wanted the lunar white and soft gold combination but ended up with the orchid (pink) and platinum stainless steel. At first, I was a bit wary of the pink, thinking it might look rather juvenile on me. But it worked out in the end. It’s a lovely shade that I don’t mind wearing with most of my activewear. 

I actually bought myself a gold milanese strap online, similar to the ones I used with my older Fitbit models. They’re pretty inexpensive and are available on sites like Amazon and Shopee. The silver hardware on my Luxe also gave me more freedom to mix my metals within my outfit, instead of getting tied down to a gold-on-gold combo. Fitbit also has their own gold, metal strap. You pay a little more for it but it can be a justifiable investment if it will make sure you don’t have to take off the Luxe whenever you need to dress a little more formally.

Fitbit Luxe

The Luxe tracks your workouts, your steps, and even your oxygen levels as you sleep. It even has multiple watch faces to match your outfits. My personal choice is the ‘Vogue’ which shows the time in pastel pink and green. Très chic.

Swimming

My favorite thing about the Luxe has to be the fact that it can now be used to track your swimming as well. It’s something both the older models I owned didn’t have. Sadly, the pandemic has rendered most pools closed, even in our building. I did get to dip my unit in water to check its water lock mode which stops the water from accidentally controlling your screen. It worked really well and my unit survived the quick dip.

We’ll let you know how it fares in the pool or the beach once the IATF relaxes its guidelines. So far, however, this wearable is looking pretty good on that front too.

Fitbit Premium

The Luxe also comes with six months of Fitbit Premium. The personalized subscription service on the Fitbit App opens up a whole new world for one’s fitness goals. It gives you advanced analytics on your sleep data, recipe inspirations, as well as video workouts.

As someone who has the Peloton app, I have to admit that it’s still my go-to for my home workouts, even on exercises that go beyond cycling. Though their guided programs that help you in your other goals like kicking your sugar habit, learning how to do a push-up, and even getting more sleep, are such great additions to your self-improvement plans.

Fitbit Luxe

Though I must admit that my favorite among the premium features is how it can give you a comprehensive wellness report upon request. The only requirement is that you have to be using your Luxe for about a month. The report shows you your average heart rate, average steps and sedentary moments, sleep, and menstrual cycles, as well as your heart rate zones.

Great battery life

The Luxe promises about 5 days of battery life but mine usually goes a little over than that. There are times when I go up to a week without charging and I’m someone who tries to workout every other day for about 30-45 minutes and I walk an average of six thousand steps. I know, I could use some more. I also wear the Fitbit to sleep as I enjoy seeing my sleep metrics. 

Fitbit Luxe

Speaking of sleep, its size really makes it easier to wear the Luxe to bed. From a more practical point of view, the Luxet doesn’t dig into the skin – it’s the most comfortable tracker I’ve ever worn. 

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Fitbit Luxe

Personally, I think I’ve found the one when it comes to fitness trackers. Ever since I received the Luxe, the only times it left my wrist was for a charge. It does the job without being too invasive when it comes to my daily life – outfits included.

The Fitbit Luxe retails for PhP 8,490 while the gorjana-designed Special Edition will cost PhP 12,990.

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