Instagram has become a go-to when looking for new fashion trends and style inspiration. But what if you can’t personally find anything like what you see in a photo, and the Instagrammer hasn’t given you any information on where to get it? Artificial intelligence-based image searches can help according to Metaps One, which has released Miel, an app designed to specifically search e-commerce sites to find items similar to those you’re looking for. Since it’s searching shopping sites, if you like what it finds, you can purchase it straight away.
Miel is easy to use. Simply upload the image you’re admiring — whether it’s from Instagram or a magazine — and it will make recommendations. The app uses algorithms to analyze the photo to identify items and disregard backgrounds, then identifies colors, sleeve lengths, collar types, even patterns.