Another Style School participant pointed out that my demo technique for the class could work perfectly for “trying on” potential online purchases. Just copy/paste your own face photo into a Powerpoint slide and add the purchase you’re considering.
You can crop, resize and reposition easily, to approximate the color impact you’ll get if you buy the item. The combination on the left is clearly not balanced while the one on the right seems to flow effortlessly.
Or try on fabric yardage the same way. If possible, use a photo of the fabric draped on a mannequin or dress form so the scale of the print is adjusted for the approximate scale of your body. Makes the choice below pretty obvious,right?
More later on ways to preview style decisions. Stay tuned …