Cloth Makes Sure You Leave the House Appropriately Dressed

My partner has an uncanny ability to under-dress for the weather, so I've taken a personal interest in Cloth, a fashion-social app with an interesting integrated weather feature which offers appropriate outfits according to the weather so you don't step out without a sweater, coat, or scarf...

At the heart of Cloth is a fashion/outfit documenting app with a one-touch social-network sharing feature to push photos of your best ensembles to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. There are even some Instagram-ish filters to stylize your photos for your archives. But Cloth recently added another feature which elevates the app's utility: connecting archived and tagged outfits with realtime weather forecasts.

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So for example,Cloth will tag an outfit with the designations of Hot, Warm, Chilly, Freezing, Rain or Snow by the days you've worn the outfit, thus customizing your clothing-to-weather preferences (because for one person 72 degrees is warm, while for another it may be time to put on a scarf). The app then can match weather forecasts in "glanceable information" format after this initial tagging sequence, offering users a quick archive of outfits to match the day's temperature/weather.

For someone like myself who just "throws together something" except for special occasions (and who has a better track record of dressing appropriately for the weather), I can't see myself documenting my outfits using Cloth. But more fashionable iPhone-toting users with a habit of forgetting to bring a sweater have nothing to lose since the Cloth app is currently free over at iTunes.

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