The Best Fashion Apps for Your Smartphone

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By Jean-Philippe Belanger

Running to the store every time you want to buy clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories can be tedious. But with a fashion app, you can keep track on what’s trending and buy items that are hard to find in stores. So here are the best fashion apps that every woman needs:

Lyst

Lyst is a social networking platform for fashion designers and their followers. This app hosts thousands of designers. Here is how it works:

  • Install the app and sign up your account.
  • Explore the profiles of fashion designers and see who is following them and the items they have designed.
  • Use the filters to search for specific items that are available at the moment. You can also use filters by price, category, color, and sale items.
  • Follow the designers you like and the items you are interested in.
  • Set notifications to get alerts every time items by your favorite designer decrease in price or when items go on sale.
  • Read fashion articles anytime you like.
  • Share items with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Learn where you to buy accessories, shoes, and clothing online.

Pros

  • Simple user interface that is easy to navigate.
  • You get notifications when items go on sale.

Cons

  • The app does not offer cutting edge items.

This is a free app available for iPhone.

Polyvore

Polyvore is an app that is like Houzz and Pinterest put together. It lets you create a fashion look then buy it. This app also helps people decorate their homes. Companies use this app to market their products and fashion designers use it to reach as many people as possible. Polyvore is ideal for anyone interested in creating their own look or is determined to shop. Here is how it works:

  • Put together a collage of items from thousands of clothes and accessories to make an outfit that you would like to buy and save it.
  • Explore other people’s collages or the app’s collection to find clothing or accessories that you would like to purchase.
  • When you find something you would like, click on it and learn where you purchase it online.
  • Get help from the app’s help center or use YouTube videos to learn how to use the app.

Pros

  • You can get an outfit inspiration from this app.
  • It is easy to use.

Cons

  • It is easier making a collage from the desktop application than it is on a smartphone.

This is a free app available for iPhone and Android.

The Hunt

The hunt helps you find clothing that you cannot find online or in stores. Here is how it works:

When you see someone with an outfit you would like to try, take a picture of it. Include your budget in the picture you upload for best results.

Upload the picture of the item you are hunting for and the hunt community will help you find it. The community then identifies the precise item or gives recommendations of similar items.

Pros

  • You can find any outfit with the help of about 4 million other users.
  • It is easy to use.

Cons

  • It is so addictive to the point that you can waste productive time exploring the app.

This is a free app that is available for iPhone and Android.

Like to know it

Like to know it is an app that lets you shop items from anywhere through your phone. Here is how it works:

  • Bloggers or influencers capture the photo of an outfit and upload it to the app inclusive of a tag with the products and a link of buying it from the 4,000 retailers that have partnered with like to know it.
  • All you have to do is create an account which will be linked to your Instagram profile.
  • Each time you like the photo of an influencer that you are following, a link of where you can shop for the outfit will be sent to your email.
  • You can take the picture of an outfit you would like and the app will analyze it.
  • You will receive a notification if the app matches your photo with the influencer-submitted photos in its database.
  • Open the app and shop for the item. The influencer and rewardStyle will then get a cut from this transaction.

Pros

  • You can easily find places to buy items you would like to buy.

Cons

  • This app currently works with Instagram only.

This is a free app available for iOS.

Stylect

Stylect is the ideal app for shoe lovers. Here is how it works:

  • Like Tinder, you swipe right when you like a shoe and left you don’t like it.
  • The app has over 350,000 shoes to choose for including Louboutins and Jimmy Choos.
  • Searching for shoes is easy and fast with the available filtering systems such as styles.
  • Set notifications to get alerts when shoes you have liked go on sale.
  • Rate the shoe closets of celebrities and awaken your inner shoe critic.

Pros

  • A great searching system.
  • You can create a wish list of the shoes you would like to buy.

Cons

  • You are best off getting tasks done before opening this app.

This is a free app available for iPhone and Android.

Bio

My name is Jean and I am a technology manager. I’ve been reviewing various products and best prices to get them on LeMeilleurAvis over 5 years now. Fashion apps help you keep up to date with the latest trends and also help you trace and purchase you favorite fashion products.

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