Organize Your Closet with these 3 Apps!
With so many decisions that have to be made throughout the day, the last thing you want to worry about is what you’re going to wear that will get you through that checklist.
To avoid scrambling for an outfit in the morning, some people plan their ensembles the night before. While this works for some, others end up changing their minds in the morning, or would rather spending those extra 20 mins of outfit planning laying in bed, scrolling through social media feeds before eventually falling asleep.
Then what’s a girl to do if she is too indecisive or too lazy to think of an outfit the night before?
As the saying goes, there’s an app for that.
For decades, girls and women have been dreaming of the creation of a closet organizing tool much like the one that Cher Horowitz had in Clueless. Although today’s apps don’t quite capture the entirety of the software, they certainly do come close. Besides, the aim of these fashion apps are to create clothing combinations that you might not have come up with on your own, as well as ensure that every piece gets the love and attention that it deserves, rather than sitting in the back of your closet, while the same 7 garments in front get used until they get worn and torn.
So it’s time to say goodbye to those late evenings of finding the perfect ensemble and those mornings staring at your wardrobe and claiming you have nothing to wear. Check out these apps to see which suits your habits and lifestyle the most.
If you’re new to the whole idea of virtual closets and smartphone outfit generators, it’s best to start off (and stick with in the long run if you’re not looking for anything too fancy) with Closet+. All you have to do is snap a pic of every clothing item, and then after uploading everything, you can start planning for the week, or even the rest of the month. It’s basically a calendar of outfits. You can also add multiple closets, dividing your clothes by season, occasion, attire—whatever you like.
It’s so simple to use and navigate, and probably the best part of it is that it’s free, which is music to anyone who avoids paying for apps like the plague. Because it’s free, you should be aware that it doesn’t have any of the fancier functions that other apps might have, but Closet+ does have all the basic features needed to catalog all your wardrobe items and plan your future outfits.
If you like getting the opinions of others before deciding on a final look, then this is the app for you. Almost like having your friends over helping you outfit plan, GlamOutfit is the virtual personal stylist you never knew you needed. First, you have to upload pics of all your pieces into your digital closet, and one of the great features of the app is that you can easily remove the background of the clothes, so you don’t have to stress about the perfect flatlay when snapping pics. When uploading the pics, you can tag them with keywords and hashtags to make each item easier to search for later on.
Once you’ve uploaded everything, you can plan your fashion calendar, saving your favorite looks in your Lookbook. And on days you need a little extra help figuring out what to wear to your friend’s bridal shower or your board meeting, you can request to be styled based on your clothes, or search for style inspo based on your body type or similar vibe.
An awesome app like this does come at a price, with premium services
(daily professional styling) available for an additional monthly fee.
One of the most highly recommended apps by fashion media outlets, Stylebook is has got so much more to offer than closet planning. A smart closet, if you will, Stylebook analyzes how often you wear certain pieces and outfits, allowing you to see which items need more love, or need to be sold or donated. The “Least Worn” category also helps you figure out your shopping mistakes, as you learn what trends and patterns really don’t belong in your personal style, as attractive as the pieces were when you first bought them. There are also a bunch of other stats included so that you maximize every piece you’ve got in your possession, including accessories.
Although it doesn’t have that personal stylist feature like GlamOutfit does, Stylebook does allow you to browse for inspiration for future ensembles or your next shopping trip. Another extra is the travel packing list, so that you can keep track of your vacation outfits without over- or under-packing.
Like the previous app, Stylebook is a paid app, but so worth it if you are a huge fan of virtual closet organizing and planning.
Which app will you be experimenting with?
Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.