by Katie Alberts
Why you want it: When our closet feels like it's playing on 'repeat', it's time to get organized and creative. Stylebook helps us out on both counts -- cataloging every piece we own and letting us layer them together to create new looks.
To use, simply input images of your own clothes and accessories (or borrow photos from the web), then layer and arrange them to your heart's content. When testing it out we realized that a green pleated skirt buried in the back of our closet was the key to the perfect office-party ensemble!
Download it now: Stylebook app for iPhone, $3.99 at stylebookapp.com
Why you want it: Need a second opinion before you buy an outfit or debut a new look? Take a photo of yourself wearing it using the Go Try It On app for iPhone and let stylish strangers -- or your own network of friends -- chime in instantly. Prefer to be the one doing the critiquing? Offer your feedback on thousands of real-life looks with the touch of a finger.
Download it now: Go Try it On app for iPhone, free at gotryiton.com
Why you want it: Within a few hours of a runway show, Fashion Week fans can flip through every catwalk look in high-resolution with this iPad app developed by editors at New York Magazine. See something you like? Save it, send it or share it on Facebook. And if you want to track down a collection from years past, The Cut has them archived all the way back to 2002.
Download it now: The Cut on the Runway for iPad, free at itunes.com
Why you want it: eBay's latest update is so comprehensive, we may abandon computer-based bidding altogether. It lets us browse by category; place, raise and track bids in real time and, most impressively, create our own listings in under a minute!
Download it now: eBay for iPhone, Android BlackBerry or Windows 7 phone, free at mobile.ebay.com
Why you want it: We like to think our best outfits start with the shoes. And the best way to find that perfect, all-important pair? The iShoes app for iPhone, which helps us search through 50,000+ styles, find the lowest price on what catches our eye and pull the trigger to purchase.
Download it now: iShoes, free at itunes.com
Why you want it: When we're jonesing to splurge on a designer piece, we start with StyleCred. It not only lets us browse and buy The Outnet's heavily discounted clothes before they sell out; we can also build outfits, share ideas with friends and earn $30 store credits every time we bring a new friend to shop.
Download it now: StyleCred by The Outnet, free at theoutnet.com
Why you want it: Playing Santa is lots more fun when we can make our lists -- and check them twice -- on our iPhone or iPad. In addition to organizing what we need to buy and for whom, this app lets us protect our lists with a password so little ones (and maybe the not-so-little) can't see what awaits them under the tree!
Download it now: Holiday Gift List, $1.99 at itunes.com
Why you want it: Accessories addicts have made this social discovery app a cult-favorite. Users from Shanghai to Chicago upload their current shoe and handbag obsessions and track and "like" the discoveries of others. The result? A global consensus on "it" bags and killer heels at any given time.
Download it now: Snapette, free at itunes.com
Why you want it: Chicfeed is gaining fans around the world with its coverage of street style blogs. Choosing the best images from top fashion bloggers like The Sartorialist (think edgy and high-end) and The Cherry Blossom Girl (whimsical and feminine), it inspires us to show off our own personal style.
Download it now: Chicfeed, free at chicfeed.com
Why you want it: Dozens of barcode apps promise to find us the lowest price on an item. Frankly, most of them have been more trouble than they're worth -- until ShopSavvy. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, it's fast, accurate and works on almost anything with a barcode. (For items that aren't scanable, just enter in the product's name or description.)
Download it now: ShopSavvy for iPhone, free at itunes.com; for Android, free at androidmarket.com
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