10. 28. 2009
Wardrobe Made Simple by Shmotter.com
Okay, it's almost time to start switching from our fall gear into our winter wear. Are you wondering whether those slouchy boots clash with that bag or if you can get away with wearing leggings under that dress? Before you shell out a small fortune making potential fashion faux pas, mayhaps you should pay a visit to Shmotter.com.
A new web startup, Shmotter is your own personal lookbook. Populated with clothes and accessories from a large selection of retailers, the site allows fashion mavens to put a look together without the hassle of running from store to store like a mad woman. Just select the piece of clothing or fashion accoutrement you want to sort through using the available tab to select from tops, dresses, bags, etc.
When you've find the piece you're looking for simply drag it over to the left side of the screen to add to part of your look and rinse, wash, and repeat until you've created your look. And since sometimes you really need a second opinion, you can save your outfit to your profile and have the Shmotter community vote on your wardrobe to determine whether it's a fashion hit or miss. (The outfit that you're viewing in the pic is one I put together. I call it Dark and Stormy. Thoughts?)
After you've completed your new outfit you can either buy the whole outfit or select pieces. I have to tell you, I wish there was a price listing before I started dragging clothes all willy-nilly. I think the outfit I created is approximately $5K and recession-strapped frugalista I am, I could only gnash my teeth in quiet mourning for an outfit, I'd never own.
But Shmotter is more than making fantasy outfits. How many times has this happened? You find yourself staring wistfully into a closet of clothes and declare, "I don't have any thing to wear!" The problem may not be not having anything to wear, it might just a case of needing a new perspective. You can snap pics of your current wardrobe and upload it to Shmotter and mix and match what you already own without the time-consuming hassle of trying everything on.
This is a really good idea that can become a great one with a few more tweaks. I definitely will enjoy playing virtual dress up on Shmotter and am eager to see how it will develop.