Whether you need some fashion inspiration say, for an upcoming holiday party or a hip New Year's fete, these shopping apps will provide any struggling fashion-aholic help with their wardrobe woes. Whether it's Lustr, with its interactive map of the nearest stores and top trends, or curated and customized style selections from Pose, there's bound to be one or two of the latest apps that will get your fashion juices flowing. Just be warned: watching bloggers shop in real time and seeing their style success (Pose) or getting flattering feedback from swarms of stylish surfers (Go Try it On) is bound to leave you with dwindling funds but a closet full of fabulous fashion finds.
This flirty, fun app feels like a style emporium full of bloggish images and ideas. Score the latest looks from fashion titans and trendsetters as well as share your own favorite fashion finds and outfits. Tag and interact with style on a whole new level, and don’t forget to check out popular and featured images of style innovation like plaid pink bow ties and sparkly Mary Jane heels..
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This flirty, fun app feels like a style emporium full of bloggish images and ideas. Score the latest looks from fashion titans and trendsetters as well as share your own favorite fashion finds and outfits. Tag and interact with style on a whole new level, and don’t forget to check out popular and featured images of style innovation like plaid pink bow ties and sparkly Mary Jane heels.
Fashion darlings will serve each other a scrumptious style treat with this phone app that allows users to photograph, detail and share information on their favorite finds. Spread the style gospel, follow other fashion fiends, create a virtual closet and get directions to the store selling that clutch your craving.
The Outnet Stylecred
Use this app as a styling tool to devise your outfits from top to bottom. Create a look, give it a name, pick your pieces and add accessories. Design your final style, showcase it and send it to all your friends. Add anything you love to your shopping bag to turn this virtual reality runway into real-time buying.
For the style-minded, this app is a fashion finder for your phone. It allows users visiting foreign cities to scoop up all the news on sales, stores and shopping bargains in the area. Fashion foreigners need not fear a major style meltdown.
Glamour Magazine: Ask a Stylist
Major dress distress? Can’t decide if you should wear a pleated skirt or a pair of lace shorts? Turn to the experts at Glamour magazine and like.com who offer answers to the biggest wardrobe worries. Upload a photo, add details about your planned event or outfit, and select a stylist. Clothing conundrum no more.
Go Try It On
This app could make or break your style swagger. Share images of your questionable outfits and receive all kinds of feedback. Check out other “style stories” and vote and review them. This app is great for soliciting honest advice while remaining anonymous; it’s the covert shopping experience. Just don’t be surprised when you hear your friends’ phone making snapping noises in the dressing room next door.
[This is an excerpt from the new book "Cyber Chic: Set Your Sites on Style" by Amy Spagnola.]