No personal stylist on speed dial? No problem. In today’s fast-paced, tech-centric world, anyone with a smart phone has a veritable style squad right at their fingertips. Check out some of our best bets for mobile apps below, and click to download them for free. And since your phone will be fully stocked with the latest software, it’s time to give your hardware an upgrade, too. Dress up your go-to gadgets (from phones to tablets to laptops) with a pop-of-color case — like the striped number from Speck above — in our mix of 100 Tech Gifts, in the Gift Shop today.
Introducing shoppable Instagram: Post your head-to-toe looks, tag colors and designer names, and throw on a cool filter. And you can follow top brands (Michael Kors) and trendsetters (the Olsen twins) — plus the rest of the web’s savvy masses — to browse and snag their latest fashion finds.
Swap outfit photos and videos, keep up with even more of your celeb fashion idols (Rachel Zoe and Coco Rocha are both addicted), and build inspirational boards of your top picks.
It’s Cher Horowitz’s closet come to life: Photograph your clothes for a fully digital wardrobe that makes planning outfits a cinch. Better yet? You can plot them on a calendar to streamline your morning routine.
4. Fitting Room Social
When your most honest group of girlfriends can’t shop with you, there’s Fitting Room Social, which opens up the commentary to a world of other users. Ask for an opinion (“to buy or not to buy?”) or a styling tip or two while you’re sampling looks in the dressing room.
5. VSCO Cam
Before you show off that perfectly honed high-low mix, give your snaps a professional polish or a hipster-approved vignette — either way, they’ll be instantly ready to share.
6. Gilt on the Go
Maybe we’re playing favorites, but our new mobile app takes Gilt shopping to the next level. You’ll get access to the daily designer deals you love, plus exclusive only-on-mobile sales and day-before previews of big brands in the pipeline.