Planning outfits can be time-consuming and challenging to manage. But it doesn’t have to be! With the help of technology, you’ll never have an outfit dilemma again.
This blog post will guide you through how to plan using outfit planning apps and organizational tools that allow for a more streamlined process from start to finish.
The apps are listed in no particular order. If you wish to jump directly to one of them, you can use the following table.
|Pureple||Free – In-app purchases||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Save your wardrobe||Free||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Getwardrobe||Free – In-app purchases||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
Pricing: $3.99 – offers in-app purchases.
As soon as you open the app, you get delighted by its simple and sleek design. As well as the other apps in this list, you should start by adding your items to create your closet.
To add an item, you have several options like choosing an existing picture or taking a new one, as well as searching from their shop or the web. In my case, I went for choosing an existing photo.
It’s possible to make edits to the picture after uploading it, which is a great idea. However, the background remover did not work very well for me; in this case, it’s better to remove it using another application.
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Then, you can create looks from your items in the lookbook tab; this has several options too:
- You can create a collage, which is super fun and a nice feature to see your outfit.
- You can also create by rule, for example, “tops + jeans,” and the app will generate all possible looks based on your closet.
- You can also search from the web.
The app also has a calendar and a packing section, which are helpful if used in combination. The last one will create your packing list. The calendar acts as a reminder to select your outfit once you’re on the travel. You can find those options by going to your profile in the more tab.
Another exciting thing about Smart Closet is that you can see many statistics about your clothes in your profile, such as your item count, favorite colors, favorite brands, and most worn looks, simultaneously.
If you want an in-depth Smart Closet tutorial, check out the one we created!
When you open the app, you’ll be welcomed with some handy instructions on using the app, which I liked.
Stylebook can sync between devices using iCloud backup so that you can have all your items and outfits both on your phone and tablet, for example.
The first thing is to create your closet. When you go to the closet tab, you’ll see that categories are empty, and you need to fill them up with your clothes and accessories. You can edit the categories if you want.
There are also some pre-uploaded examples so you can play around with the app features without uploading any pictures.
When you upload a picture, you can edit it to remove the background; however, I found it challenging to remove it altogether, so I helped the app by removing the background previous to uploading my items.
Then, if you go to your looks tab, you will also see categories like Day, Work, Formal, Vacations, etc. You can edit these categories to what works for you. You can create new looks by adding them to any of the classes.
When you create a new look, you can select the items from your closet and move them around like a collage style. Another cool feature of the looks is the Outfit Shuffle: You can choose 2-8 categories, and the algorithm will randomly mix items for new outfit ideas!
It’s worth mentioning that you can mix your items with inspiration that you take from blogs or social media and add it to your looks.
Stylebook also has a calendar feature to add looks or items on specific days and notify them. You can also create trips and packing lists, as well as see stats on your style!
If you would like to know how to plan your outfits using Stylebook, make sure to check out our article for an in-depth tutorial!
Pricing: Subscription-based – Consult the pricing here
You start by setting your goal, so the Cladwell algorithm can adapt to your needs and provide you with the most valuable insights. For example, I selected “find my style” as my goal. Other goals include but are not limited to declutter your wardrobe or buy better.
The next step is to select your 15 favorite items from your closet to create your first capsule. You can choose from the sample items or add a custom one from a picture. The background remover works fantastic, and selecting the characteristics of the piece is super easy. You can create more capsules as needed based on your activities.
The app will recommend ensembles every day for the outfits based on the selected capsule and the weather. If you like what you see, you can click on select this outfit, and it will be logged for the day; otherwise, dismiss it never to see it again. You can tap the heart to add it to your favorites.
You can also plan outfits for different days if you have something in mind for an occasion.
The app also allows you to create shopping wishlists and see your analytics.
Overall, Cladwell is one of the most complete and functional outfit planning and closet analytics that exists. The design is delightful, and it works smoothly.
If you would like to know more about Cladwell, you can check out our full tutorial!
Pricing: Free – offers in-app purchases.
When you go to Pureple for the first time, it will ask you a couple of questions like your gender and age group; then, it will prompt you to select pieces that you have in your wardrobe.
Pureple is slightly different from the other apps because they have several examples of clothes that you can just select without taking pictures and uploading the items yourself; this is useful if you don’t want to spend time uploading your actual garments, but you can upload your own as well if you want to.
After you select a few items, Pureple will create your wardrobe. You can add more items later. Then, you can start building outfits. Here you have two options: Style Me to get outfit suggestions or Create to create an outfit from your items manually. If you create an outfit manually, you can create a collage style by moving the things around as you wish.
Using the Style Me feature, you can let the algorithm surprise you or give it an item to style or style based on weather conditions or occasion.
Another cool thing is that you can ask the community to style your outfit so that other people can help you!
Once your outfit is created, you can tag it by occasion, weather, etc., and add it to a date to move it to the calendar. You can find the calendar and packing list in your profile section.
If you would like to give Pureple a try, please check out our in-depth review to know how to make the most out of it.
Save Your Wardrobe
Save your wardrobe has a very sleek design, and it’s highly focused on sustainability. Every time you add an item, you unlock your sustainability record.
You should start by adding your items to the wardrobe tab. You can take a picture or upload an existing one. Once you upload the photo, you will have the option to remove the background; this feature worked well for me!
Then, you’ll be prompted to fill in some details about the clothing or accessory, such as the name, brand, color group, and category; this is important, so later on, you can filter your closet based on all these characteristics.
In your today section, you can see the breakdown of your wardrobe, which is super interesting. The app will show you pie charts of your most used colors, brands, etc. You can also see your outfit for the day and exciting blog posts on sustainability, wardrobe tips, mindful living, etc.
You can also plan outfits on this app; you just need to go to the outfits section on the bottom right and select the items from your wardrobe. What I like the most is that you can save them to a list, which is super helpful for traveling, for example. You can also select a date to wear that outfit, and the app will remind you of it.
A downside of the outfits section, in my opinion, is that you cannot see the entire outfit in a collage style; the outfit is instead a list of the items that constitute it.
This app’s main differentiator is a services section to book repairs, cleaning, or donations, which you can see in the services tab.
When you start with XZ closet, you answer a fun questionnaire where they present you with clothes, and you need to select if you have them in your wardrobe. This process makes it very quick and easy to create your wardrobe. Of course, it’s not exactly like yours, but it can give you an estimation.
If you want to add your items, you can tap on the plus sign at the bottom of the app. Then you can select from a website, from similar things, or your existing photos.
I selected my existing photos. I have to say this is one of the most advanced apps in the automatic recognition of the item. It correctly detected the category, the color, and even the pattern!
But what I liked the most is that it automatically removes the background from your picture and does it exceptionally well; this is time-saving, so you don’t have to do it manually with another application.
Once you’re done creating your wardrobe, the forecast page will show you suggestions of outfits based on your location and the current weather there.
You’ll see the calendar in the next tab, where you can add outfits by tapping into a date.
Combyne has an energetic design, and it works more as a social media app. As soon as I signed up, I was prompted to follow some creators to build a social presence.
Then, the next thing to do is to create an outfit; here, there are two options: the Swipe Combiner, which allows you to match items by swiping, or a Canvas Combiner, where you can design freely, like a collage.
The creation features of Combyne are pretty advanced. It’s a platform where you can leave your inner stylist free and use all your creativity to create outfits.
There are thousands of items that you can add to your outfit; you can move them around, make them bigger or smaller, and even add a background. After that, you can share it with the community or simply save it to a collection of your own.
Combyne is an app for creating beautiful lookbooks and sharing them, like an Instagram for stylists! Of course, this can also help you plan your outfits or your shopping list.
LookScope is a very minimalistic app that has all you need to create outfits. When you first log in, it will let you start by adding sample items to your wardrobe. Select a few to get started.
Then, to create an outfit, you can click on the plus sign at the bottom of the screen; this will select a few random items; then, you can swipe to change the pieces you wish to and lock the ones you like by pinning them. Once you’re happy with an outfit, just star it.
You can upload your clothing by uploading a photo. The app has a simple but effective editor to add some filters and remove the background from the picture.
That’s it; LookScope is uncomplicated.
Pricing: Free – offers in-app purchases.
GetWardrobe has a friendly interface and also social features to share your outfits with a community.
Adding a new item or outfit is very easy; you just need to click on the plus sign at the bottom of the screen. The only option to add items is from your existing photos. Once you select a picture or upload it, an editor will come up, and here you can crop the image and remove the background. The background remover works very well!
The app has some premium features for which you need a subscription to use them. One of the features is the packing list, so if you need to plan for a trip, consider that you might need to subscribe.
Closetspace has several other features apart from outfit planning. You can directly shop inside the app, find inspiration from influencers, create wishlists and, of course, organize your wardrobe. For this article, I’ll focus on the outfit planning aspects of the app because this is why you’re here.
Start by adding your items by going to my Items tab. The process is fast if you already have all the pictures of your items since you can upload up to five photos simultaneously. The only downside is that you cannot remove the background of the images, which can be a bit distracting or not look so good when putting together the outfits.
Once you complete your wardrobe, your items will be classified into their main categories. You can create outfits from the items in your closet by going to my Outfits tab and then tag them for weather, temperature, and occasion. So when you have a few outfits created, you can filter by those characteristics.
There’s also a calendar feature in which you can add outfits to certain days. It’s handy for special occasions or travels! Just go to my Calendar and add outfits to the days you prefer.
I’m always on the lookout for ways to streamline my life and make it easier. Apps that help me plan out outfits in advance are a lifesaver! They can give you insights into your wardrobe, create shopping wishlists, and even show you how to plan when traveling or looking for inspiration based on different themes.
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