Beat the heat this summer with the perfect outfits for every occasion. Whether you are hanging out at the beach with the stylish elite, or hitting a family picnic at the local forest preserve, check out these iPhone apps to create a stylish summer wardrobe.
True Religion Brand Jeans (Free)
Nothing says American summer more than a pair of blue jeans, possibly cut off, topped off with a cowboy hat. My favorite summer blues come with a little Buddha patch on the back. From trendy colorful cut-off shorts to bell-bottom beach babe blue jeans, the free True Religion Brand Jeans app has your entire denim wardrobe covered for the summer months. Try out the colorful crops topped with a crisp white tank and three-quarter sleeved blazer to spice up your casual Friday wardrobe, or throw on a pair of patchwork flares for a chilly night by a beach bonfire.
Where can you save all your favorite Burberry bikinis, Louboutin stilettos, Tory Burch flats and Marc Jacobs bags for sale monitoring? Look no further than the free ShopStyle app, which helps you search your favorite brands from multiple stores and save your fashionable favorites for easy access later as well as for price drop monitoring. Shop from ShopBop, Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom and more from this must-have shopping app. It is the perfect app for planning a summer vacation or work wardrobe with tons of inspirational fashion news and a news feed from Fashionologie, including photos and video. Mix and match your favorite tanks with short shorts from all your favorite stores using this app to ensure you snag the perfect summer mix.
PopSugar Mobile (Free)
The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning or before I go to bed (besides check the weather forecast for the day using the Weather Vogue app) is to peruse the latest celebrity photos on the free PopSugar Mobile app. I look for inspiration from this app to make sure my daily summer fashion is on-trend (but not too trendy). Am I feeling a little Pippa Middleton with a summery blazer and chic flats today? Or more Sienna Miller with an ethnic print dress and sky-high wedges? The fashion section of this app, aptly named FabSugar, is also fabulous for drawing inspiration from real-life fashionistas who submit their photos daily, as well as style features with information on where to buy your favorite celebrity’s look from the beach to the red carpet.
Speaking of the Middleton sisters, one fashion retailer hit the jackpot this summer when these sparkly girls were photographed by publications worldwide wearing its clothes all over England. Girls from Paris to Chicago are scrambling to Zara to get the latest blazers and girly frocks that the Middleton sisters so graciously rock. While the free Zara app still doesn’t let U.S. shoppers shop, it does give us access to its latest look books and newly released items each week. Get the app now because you will want to be the first to know when the online shopping launches for the U.S. No summer wardrobe is complete without a chic Kate and Pippa Middleton replica ensemble.
Any sophisticated fashion diva worth her stilettos is an expert at color blocking, which is also a huge trend this summer. To ensure your color blocking fashion statements don’t go awry, download the myPANTONE app ($9.99). Simply take a photo of your favorite orange mini-skirt and this vivid app suggests like-minded colors to pair. This app is great for coordinating your summer wardrobe and for home decorating; you won’t want to live without it. As Rachel Zoe would say, “it’s bananas!”