Stylebook ReviewThe Stylebook Review
Honest review of the Clueless-Closet-Like Stylebook App
And not even her dress - although it's still one of my iconic styles, so I'll take it too! but the computer system she used to select her outfit. Cher had to do all she could do was grab her display and browse through garments, select what she thought would work, see if they would match, and then she could actually see what they look like on her without even trying them on.
Think maybe my today's breakfast routines might be more like 1995 Cher, I recently download an application named Stylebook (available at Apple for $3.99). The Stylebook has most of the functions I've ever dreamed of. First I could catalogue my whole outfit in one place so that I would never again remember items I hadn't wore for a long time, and I could put together single items to create a full look.
It seemed like Cher's system in this respect - although unfortunately it can't show me how my clothing would look on my own without me trying it on, but I didn't anticipate it either. As well as these functions, Stylebook also has a diary that lets you keep an eye on what you're wearing, when and how often you've worn it.
They can also use these statistics to tell you how much value you get from each item (if you are adding the sales value during the upload). This way it's a practical utility that helps you shrink your cabinet - if you use the application for a while and find that there are a few things you just never carry, you'll know what to get out of.
It also has a place to upload outfits ( "similar to Pinterest"), a place to create your own packaging and a shop where you can add certain products to your wishlist. There is also an optional feature named "Style Expert" that helps you to do this.
In order to load your garments into the application, you need to take pictures of each garment and accessories on a fixed backdrop that isn't the same colour as the object, then work on the backdrop (which is simple enough to walk through the application, although I'll say it's a little dare to get more accurate items, so I've given up being perfect), then fill in all the information that matters like prices, sizes and all the other notices - whether you have multiple or not, for example.
It' enough for a few items, but when you upload your whole dressing room, it's not so much pleasure. It quickly became clear to me that it would take me whole cloakroom to upload (and I had reduced myself a great deal recently!), so I chose to keep things straightforward.
As I tried it in the midst of sommer, I chose to concentrate on my sommer dress (which I work in all year round anyway) and omit footwear, accessoires and outwear - I don't have enough of what I overlook. I' ve also omitted training wear, sweatshirts and pyjamas because I wanted this application mainly for the purposes of making and tracking the outfit in which I would actually be a people.
No pricing information was entered, mainly because I didn't recall how much most of my clothes actually costs, but also because my aim was less the value and more the organization and efficiency. Still, it took me a few long sessions to get it done, and I wrapped up feeding 52 Items into a total of 30 upsides, 4 couples of trousers, 5 couples of short, 6 dresses and 7 tunics.
I remembered strongly that despite the sense that I never have anything to carry, I have far too much attire. So I began to put together some proven apparel I knew I love and began to use the calendars to follow my work. They can see how my July schedule has turned out above (note: the blank spaces indicate dates on which I was staying at home or wearing training apparel that was not in the catalog).
It says my favourite piece of dress in July was my favourite set of jeans briefs, which makes perfect business, considering.... it was July. As you can also see, about 80 per cent of my dressing room is dark, not that I needed an application to tell me that. Shown too: my incapacity to take beautiful pictures of my outfit ( "I know it doesn't look so far away, but just rely on me, up close? of course!
I had a bunch of things I wasn't wearing, but since I sometimes work from home and only watched my clothes for a whole months for this piece, I kind of expected it. I' ve already said that, but I have far too much clothes and much of them I don't even come close enough to warrant holding.
I was very astonished because, as I said, I had just reduced the size of my dressing room and gave away some outfits. It took me much longer to upload my garments than I wanted, so I don't know if I could do it again.
Throughout the positive side, going through my cabinet Item by Items gave me a multitude of perspectives on what I wanted to keep and what I want to get rid of now if I have it in my purse to remodel my wardrobe. What is this? The Stylebook made it easy for me to get into my clothes in the mornings, as I could rummage through the application on my couch and choose my outfit, and as a reward it helped me to keep my cupboard more stable - my bunk and my stool remained mostly free of scoundrels' clothes, although there were casual fights in between.
When you have the timeframe and perseverance to take pictures of your whole outfit on a sturdy backdrop, trim it and enter detail for each article, then I suggest Stylebook.