Yesterday I was out shopping with one of my lovely clients. She wanted some blouses and dresses that were more ‘fun’ than her current range of tops in solid colours.
Knowing her colour palette meant picking up all the options in the store that had her colours in them was easy, but also one of the keys to picking the right prints is also working with your natural level of contrast.
My lovely client is a fair skinned blonde with pale green eyes, giving her a low contrast, thus the low contrast prints were the most flattering on her.
Her personality was Classic Feminine, so a smaller more delicate print worked best on her.
Her body scale was medium – so medium contrast small prints to lower contrast medium prints were the most flattering. (The contrast of a print will make it appear larger or smaller)