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Need some tips to organise your closet, or to get the lowdown on the ethical and sustainable processes of various designer labels?

With technology and smarter-than-ever smartphones, you’re able to get all the necessary fashion deets and hacks with a few simple taps on your mobile screens.

Convenient and practical, all you have to do is to download these 10 fashion apps.

 

Not My Style

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Not My Style, which got its start from Kickstarter, is a useful app if you’re eco-conscious. It showcases fashion labels’ commitment to sustainability and good ethics based on the information they share (or hide) with their consumers. In a nutshell, this app ranks brands according to the elusiveness of their factories’ working conditions.

Green represents that the brand’s transparent with their supply chain processes (hence you should shop there and support it), while amber means you should think twice before shopping given that they are semi-transparent. Red means the brand is ambiguous with their data and that you should stop showing your loyalty. A great way for you to decide where best to spend your hard-earned money.

Price: Free

Available on iOS only.

 

Stylebook

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If you’re constantly struggling with the coordination of your outfits every morning, this app will make your life easier.

Stylebook is designed to curate your closet to put together an effortlessly chic look on a daily basis. Have to get dressed to the nines for an important event? Or heading off to your first date? By utilising their calendar function, you’re able to pre-plan your outfit for the week without needing to ransack your wardrobe at the very last moment.

All you’ll have to do is to snap pictures of your outfit combos and add them into your schedule. Oh, did we mention the best part? They’re able to track the number of times you wear each item, displaying a cost-to-wear analysis for you. Perhaps you’ll reconsider purchasing a new midi skirt if you realised you wore a similar piece only once this year.

Price: $5.98

Available on iOS only.

 

Like to Know It

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Picture this: You’re scrolling through Instagram to gather inspiration from your favourite fashion influencers. You chance upon one and you are smitten with her #OOTD. But to your disappointment, there’s no brand tag for the ensemble and you don’t know where to start looking. With Like to Know It, you’re finally able to shop the look.

Simply sign up on the website, log in, and authorise your Instagram account. Take a screenshot of the influencer’s outfit and voilà –– you’d be able to head on over to the app and buy those exact pieces right away. It’s that easy.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Google Play.

 

Lyst

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If you’re a fan of the now defunct Polyvore (boo!) for their search function, Lyst is the best replacement for you.

Partnering with various fashion e-commerce websites, this app allows you to search for a specific designer garment and compare prices across different websites.

Renowned fashion powerhouses listed include Net-a-Porter, Barneys, Saks and Selfridges, to name a few, so we highly recommend this app if you’re a frequent shopper of luxury goods.

Price: Free

Available on iOS only.

 

Covet Fashion

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Though Covet Fashion may appear child-like at first glance, it’s actually a great way to kill time during your work commute while keeping yourself updated with the latest fashion trends. 

How? This mobile game connects you to top contemporary labels to complete looks with virtual styling and shopping.

You’re able to experiment with au courant fashion pieces to create interesting ensembles virtually before purchasing the look in real life, if you have fallen in love with what you’ve put together. Talk about fun and functionality.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Google Play.

 

Vestiaire Collective

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Love to hunt for pre-loved goods but not a fan of the cramped spaces of physical vintage stores?

This calls for you to download the Vestiaire Collective’s app ASAP. Recognised as one of the world’s leading vintage online stores, this e-commerce platform is literally the one stop shop for lovers of all things old-school. Think of luxe brands like Vionnet, Charles Jourdan and Christian Lacroix.

Furthermore, they are equipped with an in-house team that nit-picks on their products’ authenticity, so you are free to shop with a peace of mind.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Google Play.

 

The Hunt

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A mobile application that is powered by a community, The Hunt is the place for everyone to tap into their inner personal shopper to provide styling tips and product recommendations for their peers. Unlike the other apps that utilise product recognition technology, this app relies on the efforts of the community.

In other words, your fellow fashion pals will do the hunting (pun intended) for that coveted maxi skirt for you, and vice versa. All you’ll need to do is to post the item you are eyeing, along with your budget, and your new online BFFs will brainstorm for suggestions. How neat.

Price: Free

Available on iOS only.

 

Mode Relier

Photo: Mode Relier’s website

Fans of Clueless (1995), do you remember Alicia Silverstone’s character, Cher Horowitz, and her witty computerised closet?

Well, Mode Relier is the contemporary, digitalised replica of this function. This app creates outfits from the pile of clothes you have in your wardrobe in a quick and efficient fashion by pulling together your best numbers. First, snap pictures of your items. Then categorise them. Next, create as many looks as you like using their virtual closet called Style Room.

Lastly, wear the ensemble for your next event! Furthermore, the app has an in-built function that considers factors such as skin tone, hair colour and seasonal lighting, with recommendations of hair styles and make-up products too. So you can be assured that you’ll get only the best #OOTD option possible.

Price: Free

Available on iOS only.

 

GOAT

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Sneaker heads, this shopping app is for you. GOAT is a safe shoe haven that allows their consumers to buy and sell used soles at a cheaper price. With their free verification service, authenticity is guaranteed before delivery.

Also, a new programme that was launched in February last year, called GOAT Clean, offers professional cleaning, grading and photography for used shoes — which saves you a huge amount of time and ups your chances of getting it sold. Shoppers can view over 125,000 sneakers that are up for sale, which includes popular brands such as Nike, Adidas, Yeezy and New Balance.

Price: Free

Available on iOS and Google Play.

 

FAD — The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary

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The first comprehensive fashion dictionary app, FAD is an encyclopedia that gives you detailed explanations of more than 1,500 fashion terminologies.

From schools to sleeve designs, silhouettes to shoe brands, take charge of what you are saying and even how you say it, and be the master at knowing the difference between a crinoline and a corset. After all, nothing’s more stylish than proper enunciation.

 

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