I often do a proverbial face-palm when I come across great apps that I feel I could have easily had the idea for, and think about the creators that are rolling in dough, all because they decided to share their ideas and interests with the world. I’ve always wanted to create an app of my own, but never had a solid idea or plan for one. What do I have a need for? What is something that I could undoubtedly benefit from? So I did a little thinking, and it came to me. Something I’ve been wishing for, for the longest time: an outfit creator. Now I’m aware this doesn’t sound like app gold, but hear me out first. I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent plenty of time, unnecessarily, trying to remember what outfit I’ve worn to where, crafting different ways to wear a particular piece, and not being sure if an outfit I’ve designed in my head would pull together once I put it on. It’s stressful! For those of us that care, at least.
For example: I was in San Antonio this past weekend, and I brought some basics that I was sure I could easily form outfits with. To my displeasure, what I thought was going to be a simple throwing on of clothes, turned out to be a full-blown stressful experience, affecting my mood and everything. So reflecting on that, I think to myself: “How simple would getting dressed be if I had an app that recorded pictures of all my articles of clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc., and helped me figure out how to properly craft and coordinate outfits?”. Awesome, right?! From there, What to Wear was born…in my head.
The essence of What to Wear, is for you to take pictures of your pieces, which then puts them into a virtual closet, from which you can easily coordinate outfits. You can organize your outfit ideas by days, times, or occasions for which you’d want to wear them (which will save you a TON of time), and also take pictures and post for certain days of the week, so that you are not constantly repeating (that is, if you care about that sort of thing). You can also separate your clothes into seasons, so that you’re not scrolling through heaps of summer clothes, when you’re only trying to generate a ‘fit for a slightly chilly, Fall, evening event. The app will also feature a section where you can also record photos of hairstyles you frequently sport, or are wanting to try, and match those with outfits as well. Last, but not least, the app will incorporate a portion I’d like to call What to Buy. What to Buy is designed to help you find that perfect missing piece to your outfit, if need be. For example: you may love an outfit down to the ankles, but decided that instead of the black pumps, you think a pair of red ones would look much better; the only problem is: you don’t have red pumps, in which case What to Buy would help you find an exact or close match to what you’re looking for online and in-stores. Another feature of What to Buy is that it allows you to insert a maximum budget for what you’re looking for, so that you’re not bombarded with two pages of red Louboutins, when you’re more-so on a Steve Madden budget.
Now, don’t get it confused, I may be approaching from a woman’s perspective, but this app is for guys, too! I know a lot of guys don’t put nearly this much thought into what they wear, but some do, and those few will not be left out. Below I will post the interface of the app, and a few vague shots of what it may entail. Contrary to the initial monochromatic view of the app, it will contain several customizable themes, so you can change the color schemes, fonts, etc. to suit your fancy. (Disclaimer: Although I would love to create an app like this, this post was for a class, and this app does not really exist. At least not this particular one by me.)