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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at info@forefrontfashion.com Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: March 24, 2014

3 fashion apps that will make your life easier

CLOSET+
I’ve always wanted a personal stylist that can look at what I already own and create new outfit ideas for me. But since that’s not in my budget, this app has been the next big thing. One of the reasons why I like it is because it isn’t a social tool, it’s a personal tool that doesn’t require people making comments. Maybe a con for some, but I happen to like that.

Using it is surprisingly simple. I would give it a try when you’re next organizing or cleaning out your closet, since it does require you to take photos of your clothes. Once they are uploaded, you can use the item grid to create outfits and plug them into your calendar. For an organizing freak like me, this is insanely fun to use. You can also give your phone a shake and it will create outfits for you!

CLOTH
If outfit sharing and “likes” are your thing, consider Cloth the instagram of outfits. You take a selfie of your head-to-toe look in the mirror, manipulate it with a filter if you’d like and then share it with the world to get feedback. I prefer to scroll through it rather than post to it, but its certainly a great source of outfit inspiration. You can also use it to keep track of some of your favorite looks over time.

POACH IT
When I say I use this app every single day, I mean it. I wrote about this technology when it first came out, and its finally taken off. (I’m always ahead of the curve, people). It has actually changed the way I shop now. I find this app to be used best on your computer rather than on your phone. It’s got a similar functionality to pinterest where you drag the Poach It button to your bookmarks bar and use it when you’re on a site. For example, if I find a dress that I like at Macy’s and I want to know if there are promo codes I can use, rather than google for promo codes and try out a million different ones that do not work, I click my PoachIt button and already vetted codes that always work pop up for me. It has made shopping online easier and cheaper. If there’s one app you start to use today, use this one.

Any fashion or shopping apps you love to use that I should try? Let me know!

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