7 Apps That Help You Up Your Style Game
You may know that you want to level up your style game. But it can be time-consuming to seek out the right blogs to follow, the right magazines to read, the best celebrities to follow on social media, or the right stores to find the pieces you need or want to elevate your wardrobe. But lucky for you, finding the tools and inspiration you need to start dressing like the best version of yourself is as simple as a trip to your smartphone’s app store.
There really is an app for everything, and we’ve found the top seven that will help make you a man of style. From apps that help you shop on the go to those that put practically endless style inspiration and advice within reach, these are the apps that you need to download on your iPhone or your Android smartphone to step up your style.
Fitbay makes putting together flattering outfits a whole lot easier for guys who aren’t of modelesque shape or stature. The app enables you to connect with other guys who have a similar body shape and style so that you can see how they dress in clothes that are right for them. Once you get the hang of dressing for your shape, you can share your own outfits and even get feedback from the users who inspire you. The app is available for iOS on the App Store.
Instagram may be the app you use to keep you with your friends’ activities and share photos of your own, but it’s also a great place to turn for practically endless style inspiration. Celebrities, stylists, brands, and more — just about everyone is on Instagram. A few #menswear favorites to get you started are @thesartorialist, @nickwooster, @acontinuouslean, @brucepask, and the silly but still-worth-emulating @mensweardog. Instagram is available on iOS and Android.
3. Mr. Porter
Mr. Porter is an excellent shopping destination for menswear devotees of all persuasions, and the app enables you to gather inspiration and do some shopping on the go. The app features the full Mr. Porter lineup from more than 200 leading menswear designers, a sophisticated search function and filters, and a shopping basket and wish list that syncs with your account online. The app is available on both iOS and Android.
ShopStyle makes online shopping a lot easier for guys who struggle to find exactly what they’re looking for. When you open the app, you can search for any item and narrow down the results by color, size, designer, or whether it’s on sale. That way, you’re much more likely to find exactly what you want without spending hours looking for it. The app is available both on the iOS App Store and for Android on the Google Play Store.
Style.com is an essential resource for guys who look to seasonal runway collections for style inspiration. The app gives you on-the-go access to menswear looks from shows in New York, Paris, Milan, and London from the current season, as well as from Style.com’s archive, which reaches back 10 years, plus photos from premieres and parties around the world. The app is available on iOS.
Tumblr may seem like an odd place to turn for style advice, but some of the best menswear blogs on the Internet call the microblogging platform home. But searching the menswear hashtag may not be the easiest way to find them, so some favorite blogs to get you started are Put This On, The Impossible Cool, This Fits, Street Etiquette, and Men in This Town. Tumblr is available on both iOS and Android.
Valet puts “a concierge in your pocket,” with recommendations on editor-vetted barbers, dry cleaners, tailors, and denim repair services in more than 75 cities across 17 countries. The app offers an overview of each business, plus advice on style, grooming, etiquette, and travel. The app is currently available on iOS, and will soon come to Android, as well.
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