Stylebook: App For the Clothes-Minded

screen568x568If you’re a 90’s kid, chances are you’ve seen the cult classic Clueless at least one time. Or twenty times, but who’s counting? Although the movie came out about 18 years ago, we’re still insanely jealous of Cher Horowitz’s virtual closet. The Beverly Hills teen’s version may seem a bit outdated today, but the innovative idea has lived on in the 21st century as an app that is changing the way we look at our closets: Stylebook.

Available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, this app is described to “help you carefully curate your wardrobe so you can look effortlessly chic everyday.” The idea behind the app was born when co-founder Jess Moore had to manage looking fashionable on a budget while working at Lucky Magazine. Stylebook now has over 90 features to help you develop your personal style, and there is also a version designed specifically for men. 

Say goodbye to the days of blankly staring at the piles of clothes in your closet and saying, “I have nothing to wear,” because this app is all about making the most out of what you already have. Just like in a magazine, you can make outfit layouts with your very own clothes. Simply take pictures of individual items and add them to your virtual closet. Once that is done, pinch and drag each article of clothing to a canvas to create and save an entire look.

When it comes to managing your closet and making good purchases, organization goes a long way. We all know that creating different outfits for each day of the week during the school year can get pretty stressful. With Stylebook’s calendar feature, you can log separate looks on a single day and plan outfits for the future. Stylebook also makes planning for an upcoming trip easier by organizing outfits into packing lists, so that you know what you need to bring in advance.

With the Style Stats feature, you can see the total number and value of items in your closet. Style Stats will help you keep track of items not used in any outfits and your top ten most and least worn. It’s useful when you want to freshen up your wardrobe but can’t decide what you want to get rid of or donate.  Once you’re ready to add something new to your wardrobe, use the shopping feature to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Stylebook allows you to receive expert advice through a feature that has clothing care, tailoring help and style Q&A’s. No wonder it has received rave reviews and has been featured in magazines by the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Elle Girl and many more.

For all the Cher Horowitz types interested, the app can be purchased for $3.99, and “for the price of a latte or a gossip magazine, you could have a closet assistant for life.”

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