the best app to maximize your closet
I've decided to let you all in on my secret weapon for closet organization. I recommend this app to my friends all the time, so I figured it was time to give it a post of its own! Meet your closet's new (very organized) best friend: Stylebook.
I want to start off by making sure you know, this is not an advertisement and I'm not getting anything from sharing this with you except for the satisfaction of making your life easier!
So what is Stylebook?
Stylebook is a genius little app that allows you to electronically catalogue your closet, create outfits, schedule out what you wear, and much more.
I've been using the app for over a year now and it's been a game-changer for my wardrobe.
I love how easy they make it to get a crisp image of your clothes. You simply lay out your item on a surface of contrasting color and snap a photo, then the app trims out the background and leaves you with a gorgeous polypore-worthy picture. If the background isn't entirely trimmed out on the first try, they also allow you to manually erase any spots.
Your item is then added to your virtual closet, and you can add it to outfits that you're building in the app. In addition to a photo of the item, you can add details about the price, color, brand etc. which allow the app to give you helpful stats on the "cost per wear" of the item.
To make your life even more simple and stylish, the app has a calendar that allows you to schedule out your outfits. This is super helpful for planning what to pack for a trip, or just for everyday life. I used this when I was planning my outfits for the winter 10x10 challenge last month.
Having my outfits on a calendar like this gives me a birds-eye-view of what I'm actually wearing and how often. While I'm not scared of outfit repeating, this does help me keep things fresh instead of grabbing the same combination over and over.
If you're diving into a more intentional closet, this app will be a huge asset to the experience. Here's a few tips to help you get started!
1. Wait to catalogue your closet until you've cleaned it out.
Putting everything in the app takes some time, and you don't want to waste that time logging items that you're going to get rid of!
2. Set aside a few hours to put your entire closet in the app in one sitting.
If you slowly add items over a long period of time, you won't be able to instantly start reaping the benefits of this app and may lose motivation. Just do it!
3. Get in the habit of immediately adding a new item to the app when you purchase it.
It only takes a minute to log in a new item, and you don't want to get so far behind that the app isn't accurate anymore.
4. Use the app to making a packing list for your next trip!
Kiss your days of overpacking goodbye and take the stress out of outfit planning while you're on vacation.
I know you're going to love this app, and I hope it helps you stay intentional with your purchases as well!