There were times when we relied solely on fashion magazines and shop collections to give us style tips and information about latest fashion trends. Today we have one more fashion assistant – a smartphone. Â There’s a wide variety of fashion apps available for Apple and Android phones, and it might surprise you Â just how useful these apps can be. This post summarizes 5 of the most essential fashion apps available for your smartphone.
Pose allows you to take a snapshot of any clothing item you find in the retail world, catalog it and discuss it with friends. The item is tagged with its location and price, and can be shared via Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. This app allows you to post your finds to the entire Pose community and follow certain â€śFeatured Posersâ€ť for inspiration. Think of it as a vast interactive wish list thatâ€™s fully integrated into social media. This app is free.
For people who love the catalog experience but hate the clutter and environmental repercussions that physical catalogs create, this app is perfect. Google Catalogs aggregates your favorite catalogs, gives you additional information on every item, purchase links, shows retail locations and notifies you whenever a new catalog from your favorite retailer is released. In addition, the app lets you save your favorite items, create collages and search the entire Google Calendar universe. Thereâ€™s a lot to do here. This app is free.
Put simply, Fashism allows you to take a picture of your outfit (or a potential outfit), upload it and ask for feedback. Need advice for what you plan on wearing to a party or job interview? The Fashism community is happy to help. You can leave comments yourself, rate different looks and just poke around for inspiration. The community is large and the app is sleek and functional. Fashism seals the fissure between what you think looks good and what the rest of the world thinks looks good. Thereâ€™s even more to dig into, but for fashionistas seeking advice and feedback, Fashism is the app of choice. This app is free.
Stylebook is a wardrobe organization tool. You can take pictures of each piece of clothing in your closet and sort them by category. Stylebook has a feature that removes the background from your photos, alowing you to drag different pieces together to create outfits. You can mix and match to your heartâ€™s content without ever venturing into the closet to try something on. Stylebook also lets you archive and track when you wore certain pieces of clothing to avoid repetition and lets you plan and save outfits for future use. This app is $3.99.
ChicfeedÂ exists for inspiration purposes only. It aggregates featured photos from leading street fashion blogs and puts them into a simple slideshow. Though the interface is relatively Spartan, itâ€™s easy to use and the photos are of the highest possible quality. Chicfeed showcases the latest in street fashion in a way that offers no frills and no clutter. This app is free, although there is also a $0.99 version that removes all ads.
There are many more fashion apps than the 5 listed above, but these should cover most of your basics. After all, cataloging your wardrobe, viewing your favorite catalogs, creating a virtual wish list, keeping up with the latest trends and getting practical advice on your outfit should take up a lot of your free time if you do it correctly.
The post is written by Adam Farwell, an online publisher for the custom T-shirts creator bluecotton.com. He enjoys blogging about design, fashion, marketing, and creative projects.