Social shopping site Polyvore has made a change to its mobile apps to now let you do more with the device’s camera. Starting today, you can not only snap or upload photos of any item, but can also create personalized outfits and looks with those photos. This is the first time you can do these things right from your mobile device.
Prior to today, if you wanted to share a photo to the service, you’d have to upload it from the web using Polyvore’s clipper tool. But now, just take a picture or upload one from your device’s camera roll to create a personalized outfit or import it into Polyvore’s Remix app to create an interesting style.
But what happens if you find part of your outfit on Yahoo-owned Polyvore and need to know how the whole ensemble looks? Just upload a few photos featuring items from your closet to see if you’ve created a great look. You can even upload a selfie. This mix-and-match type approach doesn’t restrict you to finding attire and accessories from just the Polyvore community, but lets you personalize based on what you happen to have in your closet.
A company spokesperson told VentureBeat that the hardest part about shopping is learning how to style the items for your unique taste. The use of the camera within the app enables people to do just that, and also to share those outfits with the Polyvore community.