App for That: Outsource Your Attire

In a recent blog post, I wrote about the dangers of spending too much time and energy worrying about what to wear for your presentations, and gave some advice on how to solve this problem, including picking your attire ahead of time and developing a personal style.

Today, I have another strategy to add to the list.

Yesterday on TechCrunch, Sarah Perez wrote about a new feature in the Amazon app called Outfit Compare that allows you to submit two photos of yourself wearing different outfits. A minute later, an Amazon stylist will tell you which one looks better, on a scale of “It Was a Close Call” to “Definitely Pick This One!” based on “fit, color, styling, and current trends.” To find it, Perez says to look in the “Programs and Features” section of the sidebar. (In my app on iOS, it was actually under “Other Ways to Shop.”)

While this strategy requires you to have picked out two outfits to compare—which for some people might actually be even more difficult—this app could potentially help you relieve the stress of having to make the ultimate decision by outsourcing it someone with fashion expertise.

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