Obviously, you have to get the items IN your phone. Easy but time consuming. Of course, once you’ve got everything in, it’s much easier to add/remove stuff as your wardrobe changes. There are three ways to do this as you can see here:
The “Gallery” button lets you choose a photo of something from your phone.
The “camera” button lets you take a photo of the item right then and there.
The “shop” button takes you through a series of choices, allowing you to choose by brand, color, type, etc. This is really handy if you just bought something and can grab a photo of it off of the stores website.
If you choose “shop,” you can actually shop too! I’m not sure which search engine it’s connected to, Shopstyle or Polyvore or who, but this way, if you order something online, you can add it to your virtual closet before you even get it!
There is even a way to change the shopping country in settings. For example, quite a bit of my wardrobe is from American stores. However, I live in Europe so some of my stuff is from those stores. By being able to switch countries, I was able to access more of my clothing without dragging everything out and taking a photo of it. Of course, there will be some items that you just cannot find – I have this problem with certain scarves. I usually find the closest thing possible or if it’s driving me crazy, I take the actual photo.
Once you add the item, you catalogue it. Closet gives you the following category options:
Once you choose your category, then it lets you choose color, brand, price, and season.
I love how detailed it gets because this app also allows you to filter. So I can tell it to show me how many sweaters I have. I can tell it to show me how many spring weather sweaters I have. I can tell it to show me how many pink spring weather sweaters I have. It’s great because it can show you where you have a gap in your wardrobe. Or you can see what brand you tend to gravitate towards which might help you determine your style if you are unsure.
After you get everything in and catalogued, you can start creating “looks.”
What I found really interesting is that while I consider myself to have a pretty small closet compared to most women – I think including my coats/shoes/scarves I have 73 items in my wardrobe to get me through all seasons – I was finding that I got a really good sense of what 73 items looks like when I started creating my looks. I couldn’t believe how many there were and it actually got me thinking about cutting some more out of my wardrobe to minimalize it even more!
Another awesome feature is the packing list. It lets you choose items and the looks you had created from those items.
So handy so that when it comes time to put everything in your suitcase, you just pull out your phone and it shows you what to grab from the list you already created!
If you don’t already use one, I hope you will give this – or another closet/wardobe organizer app a shot! I’m finding it so helpful in so many ways!! If you do use one, which is your favorite and why?