I love prints. No surprise there – my whole wardrobe is made of bright prints layered with solid basics.

Not all prints are created equal though, and I thought it would be fun to tease apart just what kind of prints we each are attracted too!

What type of prints do you like?

Left 1, 2, 3, 4 and Right 1, 2, 3, 4

1. Large- or small-scale? Large-scale prints are bold and make a statement from a distance. To me, flowers the size of my palm would be large-scale, or stripes of at least an inch wide. Small scale prints are delicate and can look like solids from a distance. Liberty prints are a typically small scale, as are many tweeds or check shirtings.

 

What type of prints do you like?

Left 1, 2, 3, 4 and Right 1, 2, 3, 4

2. Geometric or organic? 

Geometric prints include stripes, dots, checks and plaids. I’d argue they also include graphics with a linear repeat, like little pineapples all in a row, or flowers... [read more]