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It sounds like something from the future: a pair of skinny jeans that will charge your smartphone, simply by slipping the device into a sleek side pocket.
But that day is here. Joe's Jeans, a California-based fashion brand, has launched a line of jeans called #Hello, featuring a hidden pocket for a slim battery and power cord, which can connect to Apple iPhones. The new styles "offer a sleek, stylish way to keep women charged and connected while on the go."The jeans, are priced at $189, plus another $49 for the custom battery.
The brand isn't the first to add charging capabilities to a piece of apparel. Many companies have launched purses and wallets that charge phones. Backpacks like the Powerbag and The North Face also let people charge their tablets or smartphones on the go, and some companies have moved beyond charging capabilities — equipping devices with GPS, speaker hookups and more.
这可不是头一个在服装上加充电功能的品牌。许多公司发布了可以供电话充电的男士和女士钱包，像Powerbag和The North Face这样的背包公司也让人们在路上就给平板电脑和智能手机充电。有些公司还不止有充电功能，给设备装上GPS、连接扬声器等等。
Even our furniture might some day be able to give our phones some juice: IKEA recently said it's creating a line of lamps, desks and tables that will charge phones and tablets, without wires.
The future of fashion clearly includes 'smart' functionality. The consumers have come to accept this level of functionality in clothing. Jeans capitalizing on this burge oning demand seems logical.
For many women, deciding what to wear for work every morning can be a stressful and time-consuming experience.
But Jackie Brown, 49, from Surrey, was so fed up of her daily fashion dilemma that she decided to put an end to the problem - by wearing the same outfit every day for a whole month (washed and ironed regularly, of course).
It may sound boring, but Jackie, an editor at women's magazine Good Housekeeping, found that removing her style dilemma from her daily routine helped to start the day on the right foot and boosted her confidence.
She also discovered that despite being worried that she would look boring, nobody noticed that beneath her accessories she was sporting the same garb daily.
She said: 'I used to leave house flustered and in a rush and it wasn't a good way to start the day. Also, I would often feel that I hadn't quite pulled off the outfit.'
'And I found not having to decide about clothes freed my mind up to think about what I was doing that day.'
The result was that Jackie felt calmer and more in control and as a consequence, she felt those around her reacted more positively to her too.
She said: 'I felt good about myself and felt people treated me with more reverence and smiled at me more. '