Your phone is the key to pretty much everything, including your next-season wardrobe. From the best ways to score fashion discounts and freebies (hello, Wuntu!), to the apps to help declutter your wardrobe, we're here to help. For starters, don't miss out on our fab discount deal with Missguided this week...
Every fashion lover has a dream wardrobe they want in their lives, likely inspired by Cher’s colour-coded, perfectly curated, rotating closet/virtual dressing room in Clueless (be still our beating hearts).
What, just us? As if.
Happily, with today’s tech at our fingertips, getting our next-season wardrobes sorted is easier than ever before – and seriously fun, too.
There are plenty of ways to snag the best deals and discounts from your favourite retailers, as well as getting the Instagram buys you’re swooning over, in your home and on your body in the next 24 hours.
The first app every shopping aficionado needs to know about? Wuntu, Three’s very own discount and freebies app – we’ve given away everything from designer headphones to gym passes to luxury L.A. trips, as well as offering hefty discounts on beauty boxes and money off at your favourite shops.
This week, we’ve got 30% off at Missguided, just by swiping right. Dresses, tops, shoes and accessories, swimwear for that last-minute beachy holiday… for any and every occasion. Plus, the new Barbie x Missguided collection is just what every Material Girl wants (there’s even a clear plastic glitter Barbie iPhone 7 case to spruce up that most essential of accessories, your iPhone).
To redeem the offer from Wuntu, select Use now, then Copy the code from the Wuntu app and open site. Pick the looks you love, add to your basket and enter your code at checkout (p&p starts from 99p and is free when you spend over £60). Your 30% Wuntu discount applies to all full-price items only, but not delivery.
If you’re struggling with the all-too-real dilemma of a bulging wardrobe, yet nothing to wear – NOTHING! – an app like Combyne helps you pair pieces together to create interesting outfits out of your existing wardrobe pieces (as well as giving you ideas on how to combine them with the latest items in shops, with over 800 brands at your fingertips). Stylebook is another app that helps you virtually organise your wardrobe. If you’re faced with a massively over-cluttered closet, then try Vinted, an online marketplace to sell off your pre-loved items. But watch out: there’s also plenty of clothing to tempt you on the site that you can buy to add to your own collection.
For those who like using Instagram to help inspire their retail purchases, an app like Keep is a must: the beautifully edited finds are picked across e-commerce sites and can sate your fashion, accessories and interiors needs. Curate your own collections until you’re ready to buy – you’ll also be notified when your favourite Keeps go on sale. Like the sound of this? Then also worth a try: Grabble.
Need a standout new item for a one-off event like a wedding? And dreaming of rocking a designer item by the likes of Alexander McQueen (or similar)? Yes, it can happen: just check out Girl Meets Dress, the fashion rental website that starts from £29 and lets you order and try on a few different options until you find the one. And yes, you can even hire your wedding dress from here if you’re short on cash. Top tip: choose one with pockets so you have somewhere to stash your phone on the day.
Those looking for a more hi-tech shopping experience needn’t despair, either. Fashion is all over VR and AR, with brands like Gap piloting a virtual dressing room app, Converse experimenting with an AR-sampler app that shows you what any (virtual) shoe would look like on your (actual) foot, and augmented reality fashion shows – enhanced via the mobile experience – becoming a thing.
FaceCake is one of the brands at the forefront of pushing AR into our everyday fashion and beauty worlds. Cake AR is an augmented reality shopping platform that lets you try on products live using your webcam and browser (the brand is also behind AR beauty apps like GlamScout and ShadeScout, which let you see what you’d look like with different lip and eye makeup colours).
Once your shopping’s complete, don’t forget to download Zipjet if you’re a London dweller. The app sorts all of your laundry and dry cleaning needs, without you having to haul your dirty clothes anywhere. Just book a time to organise your collection and delivery when it suits you, and your clothes will be picked up from your door.
Wardrobe shopping? Never looked so appealing.