Get Smart: Fashion Meets Function in the World of Wearable Tech

Smart Fashion



Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket

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Technology has become a part of our daily lives, integrating itself into our finances, our fitness and aspects of our fashion. It’s the hottest new accessory that combines the best of style and sensibility. But smart style is more than a trendy phone. Discover a whole new world of wearable tech to hang in your closet this fall.

Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket

The smartwatch may have a new competitor in Levi’s latest – the “smart jacket.” For the jacket, Levi’s partnered with Project Jacquard, a Google-sponsored program that creates textiles with touch-control interactivity. Engineered with a gesture sensitive cuff, the jacket can control functions on your phone using simple tap and swipe gestures similar to those for a smartwatch. Favoring fashion over multiple capabilities, the technology in the jacket will provide basic control over notifications and calls (plus, it keeps you warm). With Google’s reliability in the digital world and Levi’s long tradition of durability and style, this is definitely a product worth a spot in your closet.

Tambour Horizon Smart Watch

Tambour Horizon Smart Watch

The smartwatch has been updated again with new apps, features and capabilities. Its software has been refreshed, but what about its style on the surface? Far removed from the bare-bones FitBit, a new player is trying to get into the mix. The recent release of the Tambour Horizon Smartwatch by Louis Vuitton marks a collaboration of high fashion and hot tech. A true child of the brand, the watch makes a statement, though it favors pure flash and indulgence over varied functionality. Beyond the modification of the watch face and a few basic applications, the accessory is designed to draw other eyes without distracting your own. With Vuitton entering the world of wearable tech, it’s perhaps only a matter of time before other brands follow suit.

Wair Smart Scarf

Wair Smart Scarf

Wair, a crowdfunded company based in France, first displayed their “Smart Scarf” at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2017. A perfect blend of fashion and function, the smart scarf discreetly houses an air filter with several sensors that can be paired to a smartphone in order to detect pollutants in the air. If there’s a high amount of smog or pollen, you’ll receive a notification to put on the filter. Although unorthodox, Wair’s latest statement can prove useful for those who have a high pollen sensitivity, or it can simply be a chic accessory since the scarf is a stylish piece alone.