By Amber Lowther
So many of us have smartphones, it’s hard to imagine not having one. Thanks to the app store, you can fill your smart phone with stylish applications to ensure you have all bases covered. Whether you need help finding that outfit you saw, need some style inspo, or just need an honest opinion on your outfit, check out these fashion apps that will have you hitting ‘download’ in no time!
If you’ve ever seen a photo of an outfit you LOVE but have no idea where to get any of the items, this problem no longer exists! Thanks to The Hunt, you can simply upload a photo of what you’re looking for and users can help you find where to get it. They provide you a direct link to the website of purchase and there you go – your style dreams are coming true!
For all things fashion, beauty, homewares and childrenswear, browse the App Store for ShopStyle. Pretty much Google for all things fashion, you can search for whatever you like. ShopStyle will search through 1 million items to find what you’re looking for. This is app is shopping made easy and includes over 300 of the world’s best retail brands.
For your daily dose of fashion inspo, add Chicfeed to your ‘To Download’ list. With Chicfeed, you’re able to scroll through various fashion bloggers’ outfit photos. You’re also able to access the original post just by clicking the link above each photo. If you need to ‘up’ your style, this is the perfect way to see what’s hot on the top blogs.
If you follow fashion bloggers on Instagram, you’re probably familiar with LiketoKnow.it – the app which lets you shop your favourite Instagrams! All that needs to be done is sign up, like a photo which embeds a LiketoKnow.it link in the caption and you’ll then receive ready-to-shop links to your inbox! Now you can have the exact pieces your favourite bloggers wear!
Polyvore is the perfect app to make any outfits and decorative dreams come to life. You can mock editorials by styling your own outfits with tonnes of searchable fashion, beauty and even home décor options. Put your flatlay, editorial styling and interior design dreams into practice. You can also share your creations on Polyvore and on your Instagram!
Fashion terms can be hard to wrap your head around (like, who actually knows what a dirndl is?) FAD, which is the ultimate fashion dictionary app, will help your fashion lingo and knowledge to ensure you know what you’re talking about wherever style is concerned. Whether you need to know about the origin of the A-line skirt or simply what a ‘Mary Jane’ is, FAD will be your saving grace.
This app is basically Tinder for women’s shoes. If you find you spend more time browsing through shoe racks than aisles of the grocery store, this app will help you make your shoe-drobe grow. You can discover more than 150,000 shoes, receive recommendations based on your likes and even get notifications when the shoes you liked go on sale! Happy browsing.
You may have something in your closet that no longer fits you, isn’t your style anymore or you may regret a purchase outside of it’s refund date. This is where Tradesy comes in – the app which allows you to sell and buy items from someone else’s wardrobe. You can purchase anything from Zara to Louis Vuitton and you will only receive an item while it’s still in great condition. Tradesy send a free shipping kit with it’s own packaging to make sending your item easy AND you receive 9% commission from every sale. You can search by brand, designers, categories and even wedding attire.
You may remember Kate Bosworth from ‘Win A Date With Tad Hamilton’, ‘Superman Returns’ and just her impeccable style. She’s put it to good use by creating Style Thief, the iPhone app which allows you to “snap and steal” outfits out of magazines, fashion blogs, a clothes rack in a store or even a stranger walking down the street. The app allows you to take a photo or screenshot and it tells you where you can get something similar or the exact item. You’ll never have to be envious of outfits again!
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