Do you love to shop? Do you love to be organized? Does staring lovingly into your closet make you feel a strange sense of accomplishment? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you're in luck. The fashionistas at HC recently discovered an amazing app that will help you get the most use out of the clothes in your wardrobe and put together outfits based on the pieces you own; think of it as your own person Polyvore! Introducing Stylebook, an app designed to catalogue your entire wardrobe on your iPhone or iPad for easy access.
The basic idea of the app is to catalogue your clothes, so you start by taking a photograph of an item of clothing against a solid, contrasting background (a black background would work for a white shirt, for example). Once the photograph is uploaded, you can delete the background and use your finger to erase any extra edges around the item of clothing (think Photoshop). If that's too much of a hassle, the app has a "Shop" section where you can scroll through over 7,000 fashion retailers to find pictures of clothing, shoes and accessories you can upload directly to your Stylebook closet.
Once you've uploaded your clothes, they will appear in your "Closet", where you can arrange items by type and sub-type (shoes can be divided into sandals, boots, and so on). Then comes the fun part! You can add individual items of clothing from your closet to the "Looks" section, which acts as a collection of individual outfit boards. You can mix and match clothing, shoes and accessories to create the perfect outfit, even changing the size of items and having them overlap to create a tucked-in or layered look. These are a few of our favorite outfits, taken right from our closet:
Any fashion-crazed collegiette knows what it's like to buy the cutest top and then have it get stuck between a zillion others in your closet, never to be worn again. One of the biggest draws to Stylebook is the "Style Stats" feature, which tracks your most and least worn items and makes the user more aware of what's in her closet. The cost of the app is $3.99 but think of how much more value you'll be getting out of your clothes if you actually wear them all!
Stylebook has tons of other amazing features, including the option to create inspiration boards with looks taken from blogs, street style or runways. As Type A fashionistas, our favorite feature has to be the "Packing" section, which allows you to put together a virtual packing list of all the outfits you'll need to look fabulous on vacation. We're totally guilty of over packing but with this app, we can be sure to only pack exactly what we'll need to complete each outfit.
We're always down to try any app that feeds our fashion obsession, but Stylebook really does feel like it was made just for us!