An App a Day Keeps the Bad Outfits Away

  • "My name's Leandra I do duck faces with my OOTDs"
  • Caught you, sucka. But yea, your outfit looks fine/good.
Amelia Diamond | September 3, 2014

There are a number of acceptable activities one can perform in public. Breathing is a good example; walking is typically another. Waving at friends, crossing streets, putting groceries in your designated cart, thinking internally — all of these are totally fine.

However, there are some things I have recently learned are not okay, such as subjecting an entire subway to your proposed wardrobe for the week via a PowerPoint presentation and one conveniently portable projector. The strangers of underground New York City made it abundantly clear they do not care about my outfit anxieties at 9 AM.

Which is exactly why Leandra and I have both taken to the Cogitation Station in the past: to see if our outfits are flashy or trashy, and then in the comments section we let you decide. But we can’t always do this, and you can’t always do this! Close friends don’t necessarily cut it opinion-wise. Instagram is for sunsets and food. Captive public transportation audiences, I now understand, are out.

We can’t forget that we live in an App-for-That Age, though. In fact I’m sure there’s an app that allows you to create apps. But the kind of app I currently need is the kind that can replace curmudgeon-y commuter “stylists” with a slew of people who are willing and able to answer me with a simple, friendly “yes” or “no.”

Apparently I also need an app that tells me when “an app I need” already exists — FittingRoom has been hanging in the i-Thingy store serving the aforementioned purpose. It’s similar to Instagram in that you follow people, they follow you, you both upload pictures and then find yourself stuck in a black hole of feed-scrolling. But it’s unique in the sense that everyone’s there to ask, “How do I look?”

And they’re also there to tell you honestly, or give suggestions (“Good, but try a red belt instead”) or offer shopping tips. What I’ve witnessed from my own jaunt with FittingRoom is a community of people who are happy to participate, and I can only imagine that the more people who join with an opinion to share, the better.

As opposed to, you know…my fellow 1 Train riders.

Check it out, stick a feather in your cap, upload a picture and call yourself Hanky Poodle Dandy. If you find me on there, feel free to tell me like it is. And if you see me on the subway — save me a seat?

Part of a collaboration with FittingRoom App.

  • Maria

    this App is amazing. great find.

  • GapToothedGirl

    Ok, I’m on appstore right now and…

    FittinRoom, found!

    Dowload started…


    Bad connection!!


    Great, I’m in!!

    See you soon!!

    XOX, Gap.

  • Iram

    Hahaha this sounds like an awesome app. I’m going to need a look!

  • Fashion Snag

    Gotta try this app!

  • Eleanor Humphries
  • Fortune Tarantola

    I’ll have to try this app, sounds awesome! I would’ve totally loved your #ootd PowerPoint presentation. That’s amazing!

  • exploringwardrobes

    I just ran to my bag to pick out my phone. I don’t mean to be dramatic but this app may change my life almost as much as candy crush.

  • Emmy Elizabeth

    I’ve been using the Stylebook app A LOT lately just for managing the sheer inventory in my closet, but love that I can get feedback from actual people with this. Totally downloading.

  • Somebody from Somewhere

    Definitely going to check this out

  • Alexandra Puffer

    Holy moly. How did we not know about this? Looking forward to spending hours of my life here.

    Warm Regards,


    Leandra, your hair looks bomb

  • Jayson Flores

    Downloading this app right now!

  • Jia Achacruz

    If I see you on the subway, I will be the excited fangirl who will ask for a photo with you.

    ROUGH & TOUGH☯ // I`m on Bloglovin! // IG: @jiaachacruz:disqus

  • Bea Hervella

    Try Whatoweather, a new free app that matches weather and fashion. I like it!!