For the best results, I recommend placing Echo at your chest or higher for the most flattering photos. I mounted mine on a Gorillapod and put it on top of my full-length mirror, which I think makes me look much leaner. I also experimented with a few positions around my house for the best backdrop - you want minimal “junk” so it’s not too distracting, and the photos look best when there’s a little distance between you and the background. The photos I’ve seen that look best are in empty, white rooms, but I actually live in my house so that’s not an option. The Echo does come with mounting plates if you want to hang it on the wall in your closet, hall, or even garage. I’ve found that my #OOTD mirror is perfect because I’m checking it anyway before I walk out, so I can just tell her to snap a photo and I’m on my way.
Oh, and if you have multiple Alexas in your house, you might want to change her trigger word. We have an Echo Dot in the bedroom and she got really huffy when I said, “Alexa, take a photo!” and said she couldn’t do that. I changed the Look’s word to be “Echo” so she’s the only one that takes that command and it’s worked like a charm.
So you may be wondering - who on earth would want this thing? It’s a very niche product, I will admit. It’s a great gift for fashionistas, outfit cataloguers, capsule wardrobers, and tech queens. Personally, I love it because it’s given me a second set of eyes; I often check my photo if I’m not sure about an outfit just to see how it really looks on me, and I use the style check often when I can’t get an outfit quite right. I also love looking back over the month and seeing which pieces I repeated often, and sometimes draw inspo from old outfits when I can’t be bothered to put together something new.
All in all, the Echo Look is a bit of a gimmick. Amazon is clearly using it to appeal to the fashion crowd, hoping they’ll sell some shopping addicts things through recommendations. I’m interested to see how they continue to adapt and grow the technology, though. Being able to tag items, see what you’re wearing the most, and further customizing recommendations for shopping all are features I’d like to see in the future.
Any other Echo Look users out there? I’d love to know what you think! If you have any questions I’ll be happy to answer them. Also, make sure you check out the #EchoLook hashtag on Instagram to see how other fashionistas are using theirs.
PS - this is not sponsored, I definitely spent $100 bucks on this thing, but I don’t regret it because
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