Cloth, The Best iPhone App For Fashionistas, Can Now Tell You What To Wear Based Upon The Weather

Cloth, The Best iPhone App For Fashionistas, Can Now Tell You What To Wear Based Upon The Weather

As a professional blogger, the only fashion choices I make involve whether to blog from my torn boxers or my filthy briefs, or whether I should accessorize my t-shirt with a mustard or mayonaise blotch.

That said, at heart, I’ve always admired the fancy lads with pants to match who put themselves together with an eye towards fashion, and so I’ve always been a big fan of Cloth, an iPhone app that allows you to put together a database of your best outfits and scroll through them for inspiration, rate them according to how good you look and even share them on Twitter or Facebook with friends.

The only thing Cloth couldn’t do up until now was tell you what to wear… but that’s just changed, thanks to a partnership with Weather Underground that will allow Cloth to automatically suggest outfits appropriate to the weather outside.

The idea is simple, but brilliant. Let’s say it’s raining outside, and you put together an outfit consisting of a raincoat, some wellingtons, an umbrella, and a rainhat. If you take a picture of yourself with Cloth and save that outfit, it will automatically suck in the real-time weather conditions for where you are and automatically label that outfit as appropriate for a rainy day. Then, next time it’s raining, you can just ask Cloth which outfits are appropriate, and that outfit will pop up.

That’s pretty cool. In addition, Cloth will allow you to search your tags for appropriate outfits and gives you photo and image editing effects and filters to make the pictures you take of yourself in the mirror really look good.

Cloth is a free download for a limited time. The weather and image filter functionality is a $0.99 in-app purchase.

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John BrownleeJohn Brownlee is a Contributing Editor. He has also written for Wired, Playboy, Boing Boing, Popular Mechanics, VentureBeat, and Gizmodo. He lives in Boston with his wife and two parakeets. You can follow him here on Twitter.

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