These Adult-Approved Games Let You Shop While You Play
Good news, gamers: You can now turn the hobby that keeps you busy on your commute, in airports, and while you suffer through commercial breaks during The Bachelor into a totally lucrative shopping experience. Thanks to two new apps, Covet Fashion and Design Home, you can complete practical styling challenges aimed at amping up your creativity and knowledge of trends, then shop the items in play if you're feeling inspired enough to incorporate them into your closet or living space IRL. Here, all the details on how to become a digital champ--while racking up major style cred.
Covet Fashion (Free; on iTunes and Google Play)
Indulge your red carpet obsession by styling virtual models with pieces from the game's inventory of over 150 designers and brands, including Michael Kors, Zimmerman, and Calvin Klein. Members of the Covet Fashion community can then like, comment on, and share the looks they love the most. If a look you've created earns a user rating of four stars or more, you're even eligible for in-game prizes. This sleek app just relaunched with a mission of celebrating the evolution of beauty standards—now, 50 new models in the styling challenges represent a variety of sizes, body types, heights, skin colors, and facial features.
Design Home (Free; on iTunes and Google Play)
If you've been slowing crafting Pinterest boards with home decor ideas for every room of your house, then this game is for you. Players will find themselves inside photo-realistic rooms that they're challenged to decorate using an inventory of furniture and accent pieces from brands like Design Within Reach and Serena and Lily. As you advance through several levels, you'll unlock new pieces of furniture to add to your virtual warehouse, opening you up to even more home inspiration. Can't stop thinking about that Kathy Kuo console table, you can click to buy faster than you can say "industrial loft."