Monday, August 8, 2016

Stylebook Review

A few years ago, I came across an app called Stylebook, which basically helps you visually categorize your closet, so you can take tiny pictures of all your clothes around with you.  I appreciate that this will be a ridiculous concept to much of the world, but it's one of my top 5 most used apps, so I figured I'd review it for any other organization obsessed people.

The Process //

The biggest downside for me about the app was the enormous amount of time needed to get it set up. You basically either take a picture of each item in your closet, or find a picture, then use the editing tool in the app to remove the background.  I found the editing app quite easy to use, but the process is quite time consuming.  Once you've got everything in there, keeping up is quite easy - I just add in items once I've decided to keep them. I then categorize everything based on type of clothing, but the categories are fully flexible, so you're able to use whatever makes most sense for you.

What I Use It For //

For the most part, I use the app to plan out what I'm going to wear on what day, including, occasionally, planning outfits months in advanced based on inspiration I see. The calendar function is by far my favorite, however, the app is also a lifesaver when out shopping. If I see something I like, I can check the app to make sure I don't have anything like it.

Favorite Features //

25 Most and Least Worn - This feature has helped me so much in understanding what works best for me, and which items need to come out of my closet. I check the least worn every once in a while, and decide if those pieces are worth donating (sometimes, those pieces are least worn because they're more specialty, so they get a pass)

Packing Lists - I absolutely adore this feature. I'm a very visual person, so being able to see the items I'm looking to pack, and how they'll look together, is key for me. The app allows you to add notes (I use that for non-Stylebook items) as well as make a checklist.

Style Stats - This isn't a feature that I fully maximize, but it's still brilliant. You are able to put in tons of information about each item, including color/brand/fabric/season etc, and the Style Stats section aggregates it all and gives you an absurd amount of information about your closet. It makes me ridiculously happy.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this App. I've been using it for a year and a half and occasionally write a post with my Stylebook Statistics. It is so much fun to see what you wear and were you wasted your money.
    My recent post was in June. Here is the link if you want to check it out.!/2016/07/stylebook-stats-june-2016.html