Giving your closet a serious digital upgrade can save you time and money. And I mean who doesn’t want a digital closet?
There’s a reason why closet-management apps are trendy among celebrity style mavens and budget fashionistas. These fashion apps let you plan outfits daily on a calendar, visually “pack” a suitcase for trips and socially share your favorite looks. Plus, it’s more likely that you’ll make use of all the items at the back of your closet with a mobile archive.
I’ve rounded up some mobile apps and sites you can download to make the most out of the clothes they own! All you need is an iPhone or Android phone to digitally archive your personal style:)
Digitally archive your daily looks with Cloth app. This simple photo app lets you catalog an entire wardrobe and refer to past outfits anytime!
Outfits can be categorized as Everyday, Event, Evening, Vacation, Work and as a Favorite.
Amateur fashion bloggers like me and mobile photographers are loving this app!
Take pictures of outfits you love to build an easy-to-navigate library for later wear. Never forget how great that new high-waisted skirt goes with your favorite vintage wedges:p Getting dressed will be a breeze:)
In-app features are available for purchase. Cloth’s photo editor program allows users to enhance photos, add Instagram-like filters and stickers. Users can also rotate and crop looks their liking.
Price: Free (limited time) for basic app, $.99 for the in-app features
Pose resembles Instagram’s photo-sharing interface with a public stream of uploads, to which you can incorporate your own pictures. Like the Cloth app, you can upload daily looks onto the platform. Each garment in an outfit can be tagged for category and brand.
Price: Free ios app
Users should take photos of everything they own to take full advantage of this nifty app. Items can be stored in different categories including dresses, tops, pants, shorts and beachwear.
The Styleboard tab lets you mix and match outfits from the garments in your directory. There’s unlimited space to lay out multiple outfits for dates, work, the weekend and more.
Netrobe’s keeps track of “worn history,” so you never repeat looks.
The app’s packing list feature is also pretty neat. You can pack for your trip within the app by dragging items from your closet into a virtual suitcase! Ahhhh,…it’s so cool! Save as many lists for your favorite destinations. Pack cold weather things for Canada during winter and pack a suitcase for New York City in the summer. You can even email the list to yourself to be checked off.!
Price: Free for iOS app.
Stylebook is a great way to organize your closet digitally. Keep track of item count, total closet value, and the 10 least worn and 10 most worn items.
Create a virtual closet that you can flip through.
Here’s another app where you can upload your favorite garments and create outfits for future reference.
Once items are uploaded, you can name, categorize and state when you’ve last worn it. In the Touch Closet, you can see all the items you own in a flip book or view items by category.
Tabs include Closet, Outfits, Favorites, Shop and Settings. The Shop tag lets you buy and add items from online retailers. See what’s hot and the most popular items within the app.
Price: $9.99 for iOS app.
If you’re looking to create your own digital closet, then this app is for you. Closet helps you categorize your outfits and keeps you up-to-date on what you’ve already worn. This app is very simple and user-friendly. Great for helping you look at your own closet without feeling overwhelmed. However there is no social interactions (aka your friends can’t share their opinions). This app is strictly for having a mobile version of your closet.
Stylitics is a great app for those of you who want to color coordinate your closet. The app allows you to categorize your clothes by color, brand, pattern and more. And if you’re wondering whether you already wore an outfit, simply check your style calendar.
On top of all those fun perks, you also get style, trend and weather alerts. The app comes with a “Today In Fashion History” tip so you can brush up on your style knowledge.
However, you can’t view your style profile using the app yet, so if you want to see who’s following you or check out what your followers are up to, you’ll need to log on to the site.
WiShi is a new start-up site that’s all about bringing social media and fashion together. Users help style one another by using their virtual closets and putting together outfits, while the WiShi Cam app helps you upload the clothes from your closet quickly and easily.
PROS: The site allows for a very engaged user experience and makes it easy for anyone to become an instant stylist.
CONS: The WiShi Cam app can can be finicky to log into.
Tip: if you use a closet app and doesn’t want the background, but just the item like Polyvore, I would highly reccomend the app pic collage to crop your image around:)
These social platforms can be a major sources of fashion discovery and inspiration. Will you use these apps to save yourself some time on busy mornings? Share your thoughts with in the comments:)