10 Style Apps We Love
Posted by Cat Meeker on March 14, 2012 at 3:39 PM
Looking to update your look? Look no further than your phone – these fashion apps are definitely worth the download.
Why you should download: When we feel like we’re repeating the same outifts over and over, it’s time to get organized and creative. Stylebook helps us out on both counts -- cataloging every piece we own and letting us layer them together to create new looks.
To use, simply enter images of your own clothes and accessories (or borrow photos from the web), then layer and arrange them to your heart’s content. We’ve found countless perfect looks from the pieces hiding in our own closets.
Download it now: Stylebook app for iPhone, $3.99 at stylebookapp.com
Go Try It On
Why you should download: Want a second opinion before you buy an outfit or try a new look for the first time? Take a photo of yourself wearing it using the Go Try It On app for iPhone and let stylish strangers -- or your own network of friends -- chime in instantly. Prefer to be the one doing the critiquing? Offer your feedback on thousands of real-life looks with the touch of a finger.
Download it now: Go Try it On app for iPhone, free at gotryiton.com
The Cut On The Runway
Why you should download: Within a few hours of a runway show, Fashion Week fans can flip through every catwalk look in high-resolution with this iPad app developed by editors at New York Magazine. See something you like? Save it, send it or share it on Facebook. And if you want to track down a collection from years past, The Cut has them archived all the way back to 2002.
Download it now: The Cut on the Runway for iPad, free at itunes.com
Why you should download: eBay’s latest update is so awesome, we may abandon computer-based bidding altogether. It lets us browse by category; place, raise and track bids in real time and, most impressively, create our own listings in under a minute!
Download it now: eBay for iPhone, Android BlackBerry or Windows 7 phone, free at mobile.ebay.com
Why you should download: We like to think our best outfits start with the shoes. And the best way to find that perfect, all-important pair? The iShoes app for iPhone, which helps us search through 50,000+ styles, find the lowest price on what catches our eye and pull the trigger to purchase. It could get very dangerous!
Download it now: iShoes, free at itunes.com
Stylecred by the Outnet
Why you should download: When we’re looking to splurge on a designer piece, we start with StyleCred. It not only lets us browse and buy The Outnet’s heavily discounted clothes before they sell out; we can also build outfits, share ideas with friends and earn $30 store credits every time we bring a new friend to shop.
Download it now: StyleCred by The Outnet, free at theoutnet.com
Holiday Gift List
Why you should download: Playing Santa is lots more fun when we can make our lists -- and check them twice -- on our iPhone or iPad. In addition to organizing what we need to buy and for whom, this app lets us protect our lists with a password so the sneaky one on your list can’t see what awaits them under the tree!
Download it now: Holiday Gift List, $1.99 at itunes.com
Why you should download: Accessories addicts have made this social discovery app a cult-favorite. Users from Shanghai to Chicago upload their current shoe and handbag obsessions and track and “like” the discoveries of others. The result? A global consensus on “it” bags and killer heels at any given time.
Download it now: Snapette, free at itunes.com
Why you should download: Chicfeed is gaining fans around the world with its coverage of street style blogs. Choosing the best images from top fashion bloggers like The Sartorialist (think edgy and high-end) and The Cherry Blossom Girl (whimsical and feminine), it inspires us to show off our own personal style.
Download it now: Chicfeed, free at chicfeed.com
Shopsavvy Barcode and Qr Code Reader
Why you should download: Dozens of barcode apps promise to find us the lowest price on an item. And frankly, most of them are more trouble than they’re worth -- until ShopSavvy. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, it’s fast, accurate and works on almost anything with a barcode. (For items that aren’t scanable, just enter in the product’s name or description.)
Download it now: ShopSavvy for iPhone, free at itunes.com; for Android, free at androidmarket.com