So many apps, so little time. There probably isn't a day that goes by that doesn't include a few apps being added to the iOS platform, each one promising to be the next big thing for fashion lovers. Whether it's an attempt to create the next Twitter for fashionistas or the "Best way ever!" to shop, it hardly ever becomes the runaway hit its developers hope for — and with storage in high demand on our phones, we're over it before the download finishes.
So which apps do we actually use over and over? What are the classics that really do help us shop, stay up on trends, organize our closets and save a few bucks in the process? We've put together the list of the only fashion apps you really need. Happy downloading!
Stylebook for Organization
Billed as an organization app, Stylebook offers so much more. Its primary function is to allow you to take pics of your looks and individual pieces that get uploaded to the app for categorization and inspiration. Create collages and outfits inside the app to play with your styling without trying on. It tracks the items you wear the most and the least, while providing great advice articles via interviews from stylists and fashion experts. It also has a shop function, if looking at the outfits you wear all the time feels a little depressing. $3.99 at iTunes
Pose for Outfit Inspiration and Closet Curation
Pose is on many must-have fashion app lists, and we can understand why. Upload items from your closet and list them for sale, trade them with other members of Pose or buy pieces for yourself. It's a virtual way to get the most out of your closet and keep it updated without spending an arm and a leg. You can also make packing lists for upcoming trips. Oh, and lest we forget, it provides major outfit inspiration. You can follow other users (some are high-fashion denizens like professional stylists) and never be at a loss for outfit ideas. Free at iTunes
Chicfeed for Street Style Peeping
Wouldn't it be cool if you could just have a single feed from the best street style sites out there? You'd have The Sartorialist, Jak & Jil Blog and Face Hunter at your fingertips without having to go to each site separately. Well, guess what? That's exactly what Chicfeed is. It compiles street style blogs of your choosing into one amazing scroll feed. Prepare to be addicted. Free at iTunes
Mirror for Double-Checking Your Look
So, you're on the train and you still need to color your brows before work. Take out your phone and open the mirror app that lets you get a good look at yourself without having to take a selfie or unflattering face pic. Use it to apply makeup on the go or give yourself a once-over in something other than that plate glass window you pass by on your way to lunch. Free at iTunes
ShopStyle for Shopping Online
You're probably familiar with the site by now. The app works much the same, but for user interface and ease, it's one of the best-looking shopping apps out there. Browse by color, price, categories like new arrivals or what's on sale and get thousands of items to pick from, ranging from high-end to low. Free at iTunes
Gilt for High-End Purchases
Sometimes you don't want to dig through what's happening at Forever 21 or Old Navy. Sometimes you have an event and know you're going to need something upscale or you want to impress dinner guests with a few upgraded decor touches. That's when you head to Gilt. It's the site to get amazing deals on high-fashion items. The selection is curated, but comprehensive. Shop for yourself, your man or your home. Free at iTunes