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Style-Centric Apps For Your Phone

Michaela Hoffman, Staff Writer

Even though college is supposed to help us cultivate our time management skills, there’s no harm in taking a little break every now and then. Over the years, our cell phones have become instrumental in our procrastination. Nobody can resist scrolling through Instagram and looking at all of the #outfitgoals inspired by our favorite celebrity accounts. If you’re looking to put off that 10-page paper for a couple more hours and you’re bored of scrolling through Instagram, here are a few of the best apps to
procrastinate fashionably:

Mallzee: With Mallzee’s Tinder-like setup, you can peruse items from 150 of your favorite brands, ranging from Forever 21 to Banana Republic to Armani. This app will monitor your preferences and recommend products that fit what you like. Personal shoppers are no longer the prerogative of the rich and famous, as Mallzee enables us all to have one right in the palms of our hands.

Keep: Through Keep, you have the ability to purchase items from any brand or online store all in one checkout. Users are able to browse Keep’s curated products or explore the entire web, adding any product from any store to the same cart. Keeping track of wishlists for every website and store is hard, so you can save every item you want in one place. Users also have the ability to see what’s trending and browse sales and fashion-related articles.

Stylect: If you’re a shoe fanatic, then Stylect is the right app for you. Stylect allows you to swipe right or left through over 300,000 shoe styles with labels ranging from Christian Louboutin to Nike to ASOS. Stylect also allows you to filter your shoe search based on color, price or style. Curious what shoes were featured during fashion weeks in Paris, Milan and London? You can purchase those shoes directly through the app as well.

The Hunt: Have you ever seen one of your favorite bloggers wear something on Instagram that you were dying to have, but come to find no indication of where they purchased it? If you’re on the prowl for any specific fashion-related product, look no further than The Hunt. Once you post your “hunt” for clothing, accessories, shoes and more, community members can help find those products by posting direct shopping links or cute alternatives. The app also allows users to follow trending hunts and shop trending products.

Stylebook: Jealous of Cher Horowitz’s closet in Clueless? Stylebook allows you to virtually curate the pieces in your wardrobe by uploading pictures in order to style and organize them. With the app you will have the ability to create and plan outfits using photos of your actual clothes and accessories. The app also allows you to create packing lists, plan outfits in advance and keep track of what you wore and when you wore it. You will be Cher Horowitz 2.0 in no time.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Nov. 14 print edition. Email Michaela Hoffman at [email protected]

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