We’ve all found apps to make our lives easier, whether it’s to order plane tickets or post photos. But, if your problem is style or lack thereof, there are apps for that too. Here are five that are geared toward men specifically (for the most part) to amp up their style and grooming games. There are so many ways these apps can help you, whether you need more clothes, want to look better in what you already have, or simply want to get out of the house faster. Just prepare for lots of post-download compliments on your new and improved look.
Free for iOS and Android
Gilt is a great app for everyone and one of the first companies to jump onboard the flash sale train. The men’s section is very well curated, so you can’t go wrong with anything you buy. Gilt carries everything from John Varvatos suits to Herschel Supply Company accessories, running the gamut of tastes and prices ranges. Because it’s a flash format, the merchandise changes regularly. They also sell unique vintage items and even have deals on high-end grooming products. Don’t forget to check out Gilt City, which offers deals for local businesses, like spas or restaurants, and cool events, such as movie screenings and wine tastings. It’s a great place to get ideas for date night.
2. How To Tie A Tie
Free, but with in-app purchases for iOS and Android
Have you ever been late for a big meeting because your Half-Windsor was just awful? Have you almost ruined a wedding because you couldn’t figure out how to tie a bowtie and nearly missed your walk down the aisle? To prevent further incidents like this in the future, you might want to download How To Tie A Tie on your phone. This app features animated demonstrations that show you how to tie your tie 24 different ways, so you can always be prepared for any neckwear related problems life throws at you.
$.99 for iOS
Whether you are more of a Galifianakis or a Clooney, there’s no denying beards are in style right now. But how do you know which one will look best on your face? That’s where Beardify comes in. All you do is upload your photo — or any photo — and get ready for some facial hair fun. Give yourself a pornstache, or put some muttonchops on your sheep dog. But most importantly, see how some new facial hair looks before you commit to growing actually growing it.
4. Cool Guy
Free for iOS and Android
Cool Guy is a virtual stylist and personal shopper. If you have a huge closet full of clothes, but you still end up wearing the same five things, this app will save your wardrobe. All you do is upload pictures of everything you wear from casual jeans to formal suits. Cool Guy will show you how to style your current threads in ways you could never imagine on your own. It also helps you shop for new clothes that will coordinate with your already established wardrobe. As if that weren’t enough, this app will help you pack for trips and so much more.
Free for iOs and Android
We all have a standard weather app on our phones or perhaps we’ve downloaded additional ones, but Swackett is “a different kind of weather app.” Do you ever check the temperature before you head out the door and still don’t know what to wear? Do you need a jacket? Sunglasses? Well, there are no worries anymore because Swackett has you covered. This app tells you the weather and conditions, what it will actually feel like, and suggests types of clothes you should wear to dress weather-appropriately. No freezing in February or sweating in October ever again.