Wardrobe Help

I’ve installed Pureple. Now what?

Pureple comes with sample clothes and accessories to give a glimpse of how it will look like once you catalog your own clothes with Pureple. Please feel free to play around to see what you could do a bit. Then start building your own closet by adding your own clothes, accessories, makeup etc. And please feel free to delete the sample items.

Do not forget to check the main menu on top left. In main menu, you will find options to create outfits, have Pureple suggest outfits for you, add outfits to Pureple calendar, check Trending to see what others are adding and check out Community to see inspiring looks and give/ask style advice.

How can I add my own clothes to Pureple?

You could add your own clothes & accessories & makeup & hairstyles etc. using the camera icon on title bar. It gives three options to add an item: From web, by taking a picture or using a picture from your photo library.

Although it takes a bit of getting used to, we recommend ‘Adding from web’ in the long run.

To add from Web Page:

  1. When you are on the ‘Wardrobe’ view, tap on ‘Add’ in the title bar
  2. Tap on ‘Web Page (easiest)’
  3. Type the description of the item you’d like to add e.g. “Gap skinny jeans”. (Tip: a description containing brand, color, style, item type usually return what you are looking for)
  4. This will search for the item you are looking for. Tap on ‘images’
  5. If you see the item you are looking for, tap on “+” to add . Then tap on the item you’d like to add to your wardrobe.
  6. Next, you’ll be presented the ‘crop’ screen. Adjust the image frame to crop if you’d like to. You can skip this step is no cropping is needed.
  7. Next, you’ll be presented the ‘erase background’ screen. Adjust the sliding bar to erase the background. You can skip this step, too.
  8. The item is added to your wardrobe. Tap on another item and repeat from step 6 or go back to search for another item using the ‘<‘ back button.

Tip: How to pick the best quality photo of my item? How to add an item that appear way in the bottom of search results?

To add from Camera:

  1. When you are in ‘Wardrobe’ view, tap on ‘Add’ in the title bar. Then tap on ‘Camera’
  2. Capture the photo of your item
  3. Next, you’ll be presented the ‘crop’ screen. Adjust the image frame to crop if you’d like to. You can skip this step is no cropping is needed.
  4. Next, you’ll be presented the ‘erase background’ screen. Adjust the sliding bar to erase the background. You can skip this step, too.
  5. The item is added to your wardrobe. Now you can set the category of the item and fill in other details you’d like to add.
  6. Go back to the ‘Wardrobe’ view via ‘<‘ back button

To add from Photo Library:

  1. When you are on the ‘Wardrobe’ view, tap on ‘Add’ in the title bar. Then tap on ‘Photo Library’.
  2. Select the photo(s) you’d like to add. Then tap ‘Done’.
  3. Next, you’ll be asked if you’d like to add them under a specific category or under ‘Not Categorized’.
  4. The items are now added to your wardrobe. Now you can set the properties e.g. season, occasion, color, brand, size and if added as ‘Not Categorized’, the category of the items.
  5. Go back to the ‘Wardrobe’ view via ‘<‘ back button

Tips on taking photos for closet

  1. Laying the garment on the ground works better for heavy fabrics. Hanging on a wall works better for light fabrics.
  2. If laying on the ground, a hard (smooth) surface reduces shadows and produces better results. Hardwood floors, light color carpet, thick paper, mats are few ideas to try.
  3. If hanging, we use a clear pin used on cork boards on a light colored wall. And pick the wall that gets the best light.
  4. Using a clear plastic hanger such as the ones used in stores or a wood hanger makes hanger less noticeable. Pick a hanger properly sized and stick to the same hanger for consistency.
  5. Using the same background on all photos will help when they are used in an outfit together.
  6. If the background color is fairly different than the item’s own colors, background eraser does a better job erasing it. Especially for dark colored items on light color background.
  7. Last but maybe most important, taking the photo in daylight, in a well lit room. It makes a huge difference.
  8. Nothing beats the quality of a professionally taken photo, under best lighting and potentially Photoshopped. So please consider adding from web.

How can I set or change the category of an item?

Categories are generally intended to describe the function of an item. It can be high level e.g. ‘Top’, ‘Bottom’, ‘Shoes’ or can be more specific e.g. ‘Sandals’, ‘Pumps’, Sneakers’. Pureple comes with the most common fundamental categories defined. You can add your own categories (as many as you need) to suit your needs. You can also delete any category that you do not need.

When you add an item to your wardrobe from web, it is listed as ‘Not Categorized’. To set the category of the item, or change or add more categories for an item, please:

  1. Go to ‘Wardrobe’ view
  2. Select any item in your wardrobe (e.g. the hairstyle)
  3. Scroll down and tap on ‘Categories (+)’
  4. Tap on  the categories you’d like to select for the item.You can select as many category as you like.

While categories are intended mainly for ‘function’, there is no restriction if you’d like to use them for a custom reason e.g. a packing list (such as ‘beach vacation’) to make it work for you.

How can I add a custom category e.g. for Sweaters?

You can create a custom category for ‘Hair Styles’ and another for ‘Sweaters’ (another for jewelry etc..). To create a custom category, please:

  1. Go to ‘Wardrobe’ view
  2. Select any item in your wardrobe (e.g. a dress)
  3. Scroll down and tap on ‘Categories’
  4. Tap on  “Add New Category To the List’
  5. Type the category name e.g. Sweaters and tap on Add. The category is added now and you return to the item details view.
  6. Tap on categories again
  7. You’ll now see the category you’ve just added in the list. You can start using the newly added category just like the other categories.You can add as many category as you like.

How can I delete a category e.g. Tops?

You can delete the categories you do not need. To delete a category category, please:

  1. Go to ‘Wardrobe’ view
  2. Select any item in your wardrobe (e.g. a dress)
  3. Scroll down and tap on ‘Categories’
  4. Tap on  “Remove Category from the List’
  5. Tap on the category to delete. The category is now deleted and you return to the item details view.

If you tap on categories again, you’ll now see that the category you’ve just deleted is no longer in the list.

How can I edit category names?
We currently do not support editing category names. Until we implement it, as a workaround, please

 

  1. Delete the category
  2. Create a new category with preferred name
  3. Move all items under the old category into the new one at once with Multi edit feature (described here).

 

 

How can I filter my clothes by category i.e. to see only the shoes?

From the Wardrobe view:

  1. Tap on the magnifier icon
  2. Select the category you’d like to filter for
  3. Now you’ll only see the items under the selected category.
  4. To see all your items again , please select ‘all’ as category while filtering

You can also filter by category while creating outfits.

How can I add an outfit/item to calendar?

There are two ways you can add an outfit or item to the calendar.

From the outfit/item details view:

  1. Go to the outfit/item you’d like to add to the calendar
  2. Scroll to find the ‘Calendar (+)’  and tap on it.
  3. The calendar will pop up. Tap on the day you’d like to add the outfit/item for.
  4. Tap on ✓  and confirm the adding with ‘ok’ button.
  5. You’ll see the date you’ve added listed in the Calendar field!

From the Calendar view:

  1. Go to ‘Calendar’ view and select the date you’d like to add an outfit/item
  2. Tap on ‘Update/view selected date details’
  3. Tap on the ‘+’ to add an item/outfit
  4. Select the item/oufit you’d like to add, then tap ‘Choose’.
  5. You’ll see the item/outfit added. Use the red (x) to remove the item/outfit from the calendar if needed.
  6. Go back to the ‘Calendar’ view using the ‘<‘ back button.

How can I make an outfit?

You can put together different items in your closet to make full outfits.

To make an outfit yourself:

  1. Please tap on the left top corner for main menu and then go to Outfits
  2. Then tap on “Create” on the right top corner to start making a new outfit
  3. This will present you an empty canvas and a sliding window at the bottom that contains all items in your wardrobe. You could either slide through all items in your wardrobe or use the “Filter” button on top right to filter your items by category e.g. shoes, skirts etc.
  4. Tap on an item in the sliding window to add it to the outfit canvas. You can add more items by tapping on them.
  5. You can add/remove/resize/rotate/rearrange items. If you’d like to remove an item from canvas, please tap on the red “x”
  6. To resize an item, pinch it in/out with two fingers
  7. To rotate an item, grab and rotate using two fingers.
  8. To move an item, tap and hold while moving.
  9. Once you are done, you can save the outfit by tapping on the “Save” button on the top right corner.

Tip: Please try to leave some space under the canvas. In current version, a few extra millimeters at the bottom of the canvas is cropped out. We will fixed it in the next update.

How can I edit an outfit?

We accidentally removed the ‘edit’ button from the Outfit view. However here is a workaround to edit the outfits till the next update:

  • Go to the ‘Outfit’ view and select the outfit you’d like to edit
  • Tap on the title bar in around the center between the ‘<‘ back button and ‘?’ help buttons.
  • It should trigger the edit mode, allowing you to add/remove/replace items, resize, rotate and rearrange them.
  • Tap ‘Save’ when done.

Is my closet private? Does anyone else see my items/outfits?

Your closet is private. The pictures you take or import from your photo library stays in your phone and no one has access to them. An item or outfit becomes visible to us or Pureple community only if you choose to share it using ‘Ask community opinion’ or allow others visit your wardrobe to make outfits for you by turning on ‘Others can create outfits for me’ from main Menu/Account.

For the items you add from web, the picture and a link to the original web location got posted to Trending, as this is already publicly available in the web. However, these items cannot be associated with you in any way. Please feel free to send us an email if you have any questions and concerns. Your privacy is very important to us and we want you to rest assured.

How can I print hard copies of items and outfits in my closet?

In order to print an item or outfit:

  1. Go to the details view of the item or outfit.
  2. Under the photo, tap on ‘’Ask a friend’s opinion”.
  3. Tap on ‘Print’.

How can I save the photo of items and outfits in my closet to my photo library?

In order to save an item or outfit:

  1. Go to the details view of the item or outfit.
  2. Under the photo, tap on ‘’Ask a friend’s opinion”.
  3. Tap on ‘Save’.

How can I recover my closet if I accidentally delete Pureple, lose my phone or buy a new phone (no pro account)?

With Pro account, you can log in with your username and password and sync or restore your closet on any device. If you have not upgraded to Pureple Pro, you can still backup your closet and restore in case of e.g. accidentally deleting Pureple as follows:

Your phone is backed up on iCloud automatically by default on iCloud. You can also manually backup on iCloud or on your computer with iTunes. Please see this from Apple for more details.

First check if you have any recent backups of your phone either on iTunes or iCloud. If so, you can restore your phone from the backup and recover your closet.

How to check if you have a backup on iCloud:
Use these steps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Tap Settings > iCloud. If you’re using iOS 8 or later, tap Storage > Manage Storage. …
  2. Tap the name of your iOS device.
  3. Check ‘Latest Backup’. If you see a date for a backup and a size bigger than zero, you have a backup. Please make sure the date of the backup is earlier than when Pureple was deleted.
  4. Please also verify that Pureple is enabled in ‘Backup Options’. If it is enabled and you have a backup, then can recover your closet.Then, please restore your device from the earlier backup by following Apple’s instructions here, under the title of ‘Restore from an iCloud backup’:

If you would like to restore from  iTunes backup instead, please follow instructions from Apple here, under iTunes title.

When moving from an old device to a newer device, we recommend getting latest update of Pureple, take a fresh backup and then restore on new device using that backup.

How to discontinue paid membership?

You can cancel your subscription any time by following Apple’s instructions here. :

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. On the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap App and iTunes Stores.
  3. Tap your Apple ID.
  4. Tap View Apple ID. You might need to sign in.
  5. Under Subscriptions, tap Manage.
  6. Tap the subscription that you want to manage. (Pureple in this case)
  7. Use the options to manage your subscription. You can choose a different subscription period, or turn off Automatic Renewal.
  8. Turn off Automatic Renewal to cancel a subscription. Your subscription will stop at the end of the current billing cycle.

More coming soon..

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7 thoughts on “Wardrobe Help

    • Hi Courtney,
      Yes! If you turn on “Community can create outfits for me” under Main menu/Account, your circle and Pureple community will be able to see your wardrobe and create outfits for you.
      Thank you for your comment and using Pureple!

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