Your favourite skirt or those new jeans The iPhone app that gives customised outfit advice based on the weather forecast
19:36 GMT, 20 June 2012
A new iPhone app can now show you the best outfit option from clothes in your own wardrobe, using that day's weather forecast.
Cloth helps picky fashionistas photograph and catalogue different outfits from their wardrobe.
The the most notable aspect of Cloth, however, is its ability to show you options of the best
outfits in your image archive based on the temperature outside.
Cloth: The app helps picky fashionistas photograph and catalogue different outfits from their wardrobe, which now adds weather data
The makers of Cloth teamed up with
Wunderground, a weather Web site, and released the new software update today that adds weather data to each outfit.
To use it, you take a photo of yourself after you have pieced together an outfit, and then the app will automatically tag the picture with the current temperature.
The next time you are stuck for ideas, or debating pants or a skirt, you can select the weather tab, and it will display the best outfits to wear under that day’s weather conditions.
Generalised into sections like rainy, warm, freezing or hot, when those same conditions come up again, you can pull up combinations from your closet.
The app also tags outfits into
categories, such as evening, work or vacation –
finally taking all the guess work out of deciding if it will be too
warm to wear that long-sleeve dress to a party later that evening.
Outfit organiser: Cloth has teamed up with Wunderground, a weather Web site, to show you the best outfits in your archive based on the temperature outside
Seth Porges, the app's co-creator and a former Maxim editor, says the app was inspired by his girlfriend, Wray Serna.
He told the New York Times that occasionally she would take a picture of herself whenever she put on a good outfit so that she could remember it, but the images would be scattered throughout her iPhone's photo album.
He said: 'A light bulb went off and I realized that there’s got to be a better way to find and organize outfits.'
'The app’s been incredibly useful since New York’s weather has been so topsy turvy lately,' he also told Wired. 'It’ll be 50 degrees one day and 80 the next.'