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Anyone who knows me well understands how seriously I take my closet. Hyper-organized by clothing type and color with labeled baskets for hats, scarves, small bags and such, divided drawers to keep lingerie and socks neatly in place—I could go on and on. It’s an ongoing process that requires constant editing as new pieces come in. After a thorough purge in anticipation of spring, I decided my closet was in such a good place that it was time to digitize it. Although it was more of an undertaking than I ever expected (and I almost quit several times), I can now scroll through my favorite and most-worn pieces on my phone, make outfits and record what I wear on a calendar. In a nutshell, it’s amazing.
Before I got started I did some major research about these types of apps, and ultimately went with Stylebook. At first I started taking photos of my clothes and using the editing tool to remove the background, but this got really annoying. (That’s the first time I almost threw in the towel.) Then I started going through my past orders on the sites I shop most and it was super-easy to get those photos. Now that all of my most recent purchases and favorites are in the app, I only have to photograph vintage or obscure pieces and I’ve been doing this as I wear them. Now when I buy something, I immediately save a picture of it and I’m good to go.
Other fun features include making lists for vacation, saving inspiration photos and putting together outfits as I think of them. It’s even possible to keep track of cost-per-wear if that’s your thing. There’s also “shuffle” option that picks pieces for you if you’re feeling uninspired, but I haven’t had the need to use it—yet.
So here’s the big question… Do you think I’m crazy—or the sanest person ever? (Actually, don’t answer that.)