If you are Nigerian and you are passionate about style, chances are you have already downloaded a few fashion-related apps for your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
As it is, most people have become more than a little dependent on insta-information, and while debates have raged as to whether this reliance is healthy, it is marvelously expedient, especially when it comes to the unending array of applications accessible to fashion lovers.
Intended to keep users informed and up-to-date, style apps give on-the-go access to everything from viewing the latest runway collection to shopping, flash sales, and everything in between. The quality and utility of these apps however vary, and many of them overlap in functionality. To combat that problem, Jovago.com, Africa’s no. 1 online hotel booking has selected 5 of the best apps for any Nigerian fashionista seeking fashion news, style advice and style inspiration.
A true diva not only knows the trends, but also the industry that makes them stylish in the first place. Although not specifically a fashion app, any fashionista can open an account for free on Instagram and follow as well as keep up with popular designers, bloggers, events and stylists as most of them have accounts on this medium.
With a ton of fashion-oriented accounts at your fingertips, Instagram is the perfect app for the beauty-conscious who have some free time on their flawlessly manicured hands.
Naija Fashion app brings its collection of trend reports and celebrity-inspired style ideas to the fashionista in a visually fresh and editorially concise manner. It provides trendy reports — sometimes with accompanying styling suggestions — that you can find in magazines around the country like including Complete Fashion, but for free.
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The mobile app covers everything fashion related. It can function as a personal stylist as it gives you daily notifications on what to wear, tips and ideas on nearest and most affordable place to buy some of fashion pieces you see free of charge, and if you are a model or photographer, you can feature your work on their website for free. Some of the interesting segments on the app includes asoebi, celebrity, office corporate, friday night and sunday church styles. Subscribers can also share their latest outfit and trendy ideas easily with friends
Although style inspiration is available everywhere – on the runways, in magazines, on countless blogs and in just about every kind of design – collating and synthesizing that information is not always easy. A virtual pin board that lets you organize and share all the things that you find interesting on the web, Pinterest is the perfect app for any fashionista. The number one app for fashion inspiration, it allows the user to pin pictures from different sources to their account so they can make their own board and share it with others as they share theirs with them.
One of the leading sources for fashion and party news on the web, the Style.com’s app is a quick way to access quality runway photos and videos on your mobile device during high-brow fashion events. The app offers intelligent reviews and also includes archival footage, international party coverage and features from the website’s style blog.