Getting Appy with it
What to wear for your friend's wedding? Looking for the coolest jacket to flaunt this weekend? Or just want to know how to pronounce Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani properly? Kaveri Waghela discovers the top 5 Mobile Applications to keep fashion faux pas at bay
Let’s face it, you probably spend more time with your (very) smart phone than with your loved ones every day. In more ways than one, the mobile phone today is a style statement, a social statement and even a political one sometimes. But imagine the phone helping you look and sound more fashionable and assist you in following the latesttrends!
Fashion apps are the latest rage in the world of mobile apps. Take the case of Nupur Goyal, editor and writer of a popular fashion website, who says, “I love some of the latest fashion apps. They are not only useful but also handy when you need instant updates on fashion trends.” Quiz her about her favourite apps and she says, “I love Go try it on (gotryiton.com) as it is extremely useful for people who are not sure about their purchases. It is also good to connect to similar people who are not only fashion conscious but genuinely follow trends.”
There are apps for people with different fashion needs. Zoya Manekhia, a 22-year-old MBA student, recently stumbled upon the Fashion Kaleidoscope app while browsing on her phone. “This is a cool multi-purpose app that combines fashion browsing and shopping under one platform. Fashion Kaleidoscope is a blessing for fashion-obsessed people like me,” she says.
The list of such applications goes on. Here are five that we found most useful
Style.com is the must-go app for every fashionista. It is a perfect fashion app to keep you up to date on all the fashion and beauty trends. It also has an extensive archives section that makes for an amazing read on erstwhile trends and editorials. FREE Available on iOS
If you are an avid follower of the Sartorialist and Stockholmstreetstyle then this app is perfect for you. It is a fashion hub that combines the photos of the most popular street-style blogs from across the world and puts them in one place so that you save time and get everything under one appy umbrella. FREE Available on iOS and Android
Go try it on
Want a second opinion on your latest fashion buys? This app has what it takes to be your best friend. Just upload your photo on the app and let others decide what is good for you! FREE Available on iOS
The fashion world is huge and finding the latest styles under one platform becomes very difficult even online. Enter Fashion Kaleidoscope, a one-stop shop to buy or order the latest trends from a designer. And if your purse strings don’t allow you to shop for high-end brands, there is a separate section that helps you access items that are on sale. FREE Available on iOS and Android
It is a perfect fashion dictionary for those of us who are never sure how to pronounce Spanish, French or East European names. How does one pronounce Proenza Schouler or Balenciaga for instance? This app plays an audio note and the correct pronunciation of all designer names. Available on iOS for Rs 100