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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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Posted: April 25, 2013

The best fashion apps for your phone

If you need some help getting dressed in the morning, finding a bargain or just want a virtual closet that could rival Cher’s in Clueless, these are the apps you’ll want to download.


Go Try It On
Are you the type of person that needs to go shopping with a buddy for an opinion? This app lets you have countless opinions from fellow virtual shoppers. Or so it claims. I haven’t noticed much “conversation” going on with this app, and it seems like a lot of fashion bloggers use it simply to drive to their site, but I do love the search functionality for inspiration. If I’ve got pink pants and have no clue what to wear with them, I’ll search that term and get tons of outfits ideas instantly. It’s similar to pinterest in that way. You can also upload your own outfits and get feedback or “hearts” from other people on the site. If you’re a fan of selfies, you’ll love this app.

RedLaser
This is a great app for finding bargains – especially in big box stores. If you’re in your local Target or CVS, it will instantly pull up what’s on sale and any applicable coupons. It also works as a price comparer. If you’re interested in an item, you can search it by keyword, product code or image and it will instantly bring up competitor prices and show you were to find the best bargain. It also has a built-in scanner so you can also scan codes right from an item while you shop.

Stylebook
I haven’t downloaded this one yet, so I can’t personally vouch for it, but it has gotten rave reviews from other bloggers and friends. It is a virtual closet that will chronicle all your clothes, put together outfits, track how much you spent on an item and if you’ve WORN IT ENOUGH. I mean – it sounds like a personal shopper on your phone. App costs $3.99. Let me know if you give it a whirl!

Cloth
This app is less about sharing with others and more about cataloging your own wardrobe.  In fact, if you love this sort of thing but hate sharing your selfies with the world, this is the app for you. Cloth is teamed up with Wunderground, so that once you’ve snapped a photo of yourself, the app will recognize the weather that day. So if a rainy day sneaks up on you and you’re not feeling inspired, you can browse your past outfits during wet weather for inspiration. Brilliant!

Poshmark
If you’re a bargain hunter that loves a) thrift shops, b) ebay, c) a fashion steal – then this site is for you. Poshmark lets you upload items you want to sell and browse items for sale from other fashionistas. The best part is that most of the items are shown on-model, so you can see how they look on someone else. I’ve yet to buy something but I’m constantly perusing.

What are some of your favorite fashion apps? Have I missed any must-haves?

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