Fashion Forward: The Top 10 Fun (and Useful) Fashion Apps of 2014

BreakingModern — Whether it’s last minute post-holiday shopping or quick inspiration on what to wear on NYE, here at BreakingModern we’re all for simplifying life with the power of technology and social commerce (yes, think Clueless) — especially when it comes to fashion.

There are scores of fashion apps to choose from. Some help you find the best deal on those to-die-for designer red stilettos. Some apps bring out that creative fashion stylist in you. Others organize your cluttered closet or rent designer looks for next to nothing with just a tap or a swipe. But who has time to try them all out?

So, here’s our Top 10 picks of the most innovative, fun, useful and fashion-forward apps (web, Apple iOS and Android) that will bring forth your inner fashionista now and into 2015. Try them out and get your style on!

1. Rent the Runway (Apple iOS)

Why buy a dress you’ll only wear once? Just in time for your New Year’s Eve party, rent from thousands of designer styles, including dresses, jewelry, handbags and more. Check out RTR’S NYE $20.15 offer. Hundreds of designer dresses you can “borrow” for only $20.15. Plus you can get a backup size for free.

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Never ask “Where did you get that?” again. is an Instagram app that lets you shop the Instagrams of fashion bloggers and influencers alike (i.e., Sarah Vickers, Lauren Conrad, Caitlin Covington and many, many more). When you “like” Instagram photos with the link in the caption, you’ll get an email with ready-to-shop product details. Magic!

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3. ASAP54 (Apple iOS)

Whatever inspires you, whether it’s magazine images, social networks, street-style blogs, the catwalk or something you’ve seen on the street, ASAP54 will help you find that must-have fashion item by any means necessary. You can easily search via photos, keywords and hashtags. 

Still can’t find what you are looking for? The app also offers a unique team of in-house stylists that, at the tap of a button, will report back to you with five suggestions, from high-end to high-street, all within 24 hours.

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4. Strut (Apple iOS)

Strut is like Tinder for fashion. It’s a one-stop app to create, share and buy clothes and accessories designed for your unique style. Each day Strut presents you with 50 curated items to help you define and rock your style. Swipe RIGHT to love an item, LEFT to skip, UP to create an outfit. Once you’ve swiped through your first batch of items, you can unlock more by creating an outfit or sharing an item with your friends.

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5. Whisp (Apple iOS)

Need some fashion feedback while you’re shopping in-store? Whisp is a handy shopping app that gives you a fun, private chat platform to connect and share. You can privately message your friends while shopping, share your fashion finds with photos and get their instant feedback.

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6. Stylebook (Apple iOS)

Stylebook’s innovative virtual closet management app helps you make the most of what you already own. Features like the Calendar and Style Stats help you develop your personal style and keep track of how you’re styling your existing fashion items. With Stylebook, you can make better shopping choices, use what you own more effectively and shop less.

7. The Hunt (Android on Google Play and Apple iOS)

Fashion forward 9.jpgThe Hunt is a super-fun app that helps you shop online by engaging users to help one another find what they’re looking for. People interact on The Hunt by posting a photo of an item that they’re looking for, along with specific requirements such as budget and size. The Hunt community pitches in their shopping prowess to suggest products that meet The Hunt criteria. Not only is it a huge time saver, but so much fun!


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8. StyleIt (Apple iOS)

Just take a pic of any item you like and StyleIt will recommend 10 amazing outfits that you can buy. It’s super easy and you’ll find the perfect shoes, bags, jewelry, tops and more to go with your favorite piece.

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9. Tradesy (Apple iOS)

When you’re ready to part with those authenticated designer fashions you no longer want or need, Tradesy is a great app to help you reach a huge consignment buyer market. It positions itself as the world’s largest buy-and-sell marketplace for authenticated designer fashion.

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You can use your earnings to buy something new and fabulous for up to 90 percent off. Tradesy also fully manages the shipping process, sending sellers a prepaid and pre-addressed shipping kit, so you don’t even need to leave the house to ship. For buyers, Tradesy offers a friendly return policy and a 100-percent authenticity guarantee.

10. Polyvore (Android for Google Play and Apple iOS)

Polyvore is the tried and true go-to fashion app that lets you channel your inner stylist to pull different items from various retail stores and create “sets” (outfits) just as a real stylist would. Create beautiful styleboards in just minutes. The search feature allows you to sort by brand, color and price making it a total breeze to find exactly what you’re looking for. You can find tons of fashion inspiration, tap into a huge fashion-centric social network, get personalized recommendations, share your creations and, best of all, shop all retailers right from app.

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Author: Staff

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  1. Hey Staff, I see you have a twitter account, do you tweet all your new posts?

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    • Joy Ma

      Hey Gib, yes we do tweet all new posts! Thanks for reading BreakingModern.

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