Free fashion apps for all
Whether we are in between classes, getting a bite to eat at Barone or heading out on the weekend with friends, our phones come with us wherever we go. Besides checking the standard Snapchat and Instagram, you may also want to add a few more apps to your rotation if you’re interested in fashion. Guaranteed to build your personal style and knowledge of fashion and makeup, these apps are sure to become a staple in your phone’s app wardrobe.
Polyvore (iPhone and Android; free to download) – Self-promoted as a “style-obsessed community of influencers and shoppers” in which users create completed outfits from pieces currently available in stores, Polyvore will surely become your favorite app for outfit inspiration. Given the ability to create outfits, users can share these looks with other members to provide styling tips and even shop for those pieces right in the app. Users can also browse the app for the latest trends and newest pieces added to their archive. Perhaps Polyvore’s best feature is its personalized curation feature; the app says that “the more you browse and like,” certain pieces and completed outfits, “the better the outfits and items we’ll show you. You’ll find more to stalk and buy.” This easy way to shop and discover new styles is sure to change the way you shop.
Beautylish (iPhone and Android; free to download) – Makeup lovers will delight in this easy-to-use app brought to us by Beautylish, Inc. Featuring dozens of makeup and hair tutorials, this app takes you step by step through the hottest trends in beauty with detailed videos and photos. Also, if you’re interested in any of the products used in the tutorials, Beautylish has a robust customer reviews section, which compiles feedback from consumers on a variety of products, from blush to lipstick to eyeshadow palettes. And the best part — if you find something that you’d like to try, you can shop for the product right in the app, putting beauty products at your fingertips.
Mr. Porter (iPhone and Android; free to download) – This men’s style app developed by the Net-A-Porter group, a luxury fashion retailer, allows users to scroll through seemingly endless pages of the best men’s fashion from a plethora of designers, ranging from “Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Lanvin, J. Crew, Church’s and Common Projects,” according to the app’s description. Products can be narrowed to clothing, accessories and shoes just like on a traditional web page, but with the ease of an app; users can even search the ‘What’s New” section for Mr. Porter’s latest stylish finds. Shipping to over 170 countries, Mr. Porter says that they offer same-day delivery in London and New York.