Some guys have no clue when it comes to fashion, and dipping a toe in these strange waters can be overwhelming at best. Luckily, help is just a swipe or tap away. There are numerous fashion apps just for guys that are easy to use and won’t have them looking like Justin Bieber wannabes. Here are seven to get started–it’s like having a personal shopper on hand whether a guy is in Nordstrom or TJ Maxx.
1. Trenstop Trendtracker
This is a free app, and it’s equal parts entertainment and fashion help. Get a sneak peek at the crazy trends making the rounds, and decide whether or not to try out the new oxblood 70s-inspired coat or not. This app is only for risk takers (or those looking for a good laugh), and at the very least it teaches guys the fashion lingo they need to impress.
Few guys will remember the scene in “Clueless” when Alicia Silverstone’s character could match up possible outfits in her own closet to see what works. Surprisingly, that technology is now available for just a .99 download (among many options). Guys can instantly see what’s already in their closet so there’s no buying the same thing twice, and it’s a snap to see just how well that tie at the mall goes with the dress shirt at home.
3. Cool Guy
This app is part personal shopper and part style planner. It gives advice on what to get to complement what’s already in the closet. A variety of looks are available, and guys can customize the app to suit their own personal style.
4. Men’s Hairstyles
Let’s start with the basics: A good haircut. Men’s hairstyles offers a variety of options and currently has over 240 looks for a 99 cent app. Forget pawing through the magazines at the salon, and find the perfect cut before even sitting down.
5. Tie Mentor
There are countless ways to tie a tie–and sometimes the same old Windsor knot gets boring. This handy app lets men effortlessly knot their tie on the go and however they’d like.
6. Fashion Style
This app comes in two formats: one for ladies and one for the guys. It’s completely free, is regularly updated with the latest trends and styles around the world, and offers offline storage of favorite finds and designers.
7. Go Try It On
Don’t trust the salesperson to provide an unbiased opinion? This app lets men snap a photo of their outfit and an online community will provide an honest assessment, feedback and advice.
Getting dressed can sometimes be no easy feat. However, with a little help, it just got a lot less stressful. Remember that accessories are what really pull any look together, and now it’s easy to shop for stunning accessories online from the comfort of the couch.