Incipio Carnaby ($35)
If I had to choose from just 3-4 cases, one of them would be the Incipio Carnaby series. This is another well-known brand that makes great cases. In fact, you've probably seen dozens of their cases at Best Buy or carrier stores.
Out of all the different designs from Incipio the Carnaby is one of the best. This case has a hard TPU skeleton, but the outside is covered in a unique cotton fabric. Meaning it's extremely soft to touch, easy to grip, and looks good at the same time. Personally, it looks almost like dark grey denim jeans.
This should keep your phone safe from life's daily hazards and look good doing it. Choose from three different colors.