How to Organize your Closet with an App- Is your iPhone Really that Smart?

It’s almost time for work and you don’t have a clue what to wear. You’ve plowed through heaps of sweaters, knocked several blouses off their hangers, and have a pile of pants accumulating on your bed. And the clock is ticking.

We’ve all been there—buried in a monstrous mountain of clothing, but unable to find a single thing to wear. Don’t worry. Your days of wardrobe frustrations are over because—there’s an app for that. In fact, there are several.

Can’t see your headscarf for the trees? There’s an app for that.

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  1. Netrobe

If your walk-in closet bears a resemblance to a large department store, this may be the app for you. Equipped with the ability to manage a behemoth amount of garments, Netrobe not only allows you to store photos of everything you own, but it also divides said belongings in to nifty categories.

Unlike your bursting closet, Netrobe has seemingly unlimited room for every one of your fashion must-haves. It allows you to create and save outfits galore and it keeps track of what you’ve worn—enabling you to avoid dreaded reruns.

It even allows you to pack a virtual suitcase for trips and provides you with a checklist to ensure that these actual items make it into your real-life luggage.

Another nifty feature is that it allows you to remove the background from photo shots—creating a more magazine-like image.

* This app is only available right now for iPhone but you can get on a waiting list to get notified when the android version is released.

Tired of wrestling with an overstuffed suitcase? These apps can take the “ack” out of packing. 

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  1. Stylebook

This handy organizational tool enables you to snap photos of and catalogue every solitary item in your wardrobe. Once your inventory is complete, selecting outfits is as simple as that guy down the road with no branches in his family tree.

Can’t remember what tops match those hot pink skinny jeans? No problem. This app has a feature that allows you to view every single look that you’ve ever fashioned with those very jeans.

You’d like a nice pair of boots to wear with them? Stylebook offers a cool shopping feature too. Search out the styles that you’re after and where you want to get them from and add them to your closet. Now you can pair them with your pants and see how they look. Once you find the boots of your dreams, e-mail yourself the link so you can buy them later.

This app even lets you keep track of what pieces are in the laundry, so you’ll never be caught off guard again.

* This app is only available right now for iPhone

 

 Avoid unnecessary purchases like those banana-colored shoes that don’t match a thing in your closet. 

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  1. Cloth

Like similar apps, Cloth allows users to catalog their plethora of fashion must-haves and organize them into handy categories. It enables you to mix and match items, creating outfits for every occasion.

Cloth also enables fashionistas with mad photography skills to crop pictures, add stickers, and enhance their photos in loads of novel ways.

What truly differentiates Cloth from other apps is that it is designed for sharing your favorite looks with others. This is the perfect way to get your friends’ opinions before you showcase an outfit in the flesh. Are you going to an event that requires you to dress semi-casual and you’re not sure what this means? No sweat. You and your friends can share your outfits with Cloth and make sure you’re all on the same page.

Cloth even rewards avid “sharers” with badges and points—and if the company is impressed with your fashion know-how, you could land a spot on their blog.

 

Is confusion over the term “semi casual” hurting your head? No worries. There’s an app for that too. 

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With these new closet-organizing iPhone apps, you will never find yourself at the bottom of an avalanche of clothing again. And, in no time, you will become the mighty fashion guru that you always wanted to be.

 

Contributor Kimberley Laws is a freelance writer, avid blogger and illustrator. As a Manhattan-trained makeup artist and former fashion student, she knows how important it is to achieve the right look. Kimberley also how important it is to protect her on-line reputation. 

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