Floral prints can be traced back to the 1920s, where they were used as linings on workwear items. Around this time, Hawaii was also a budding paradise for tourists, with the "Aloha shirt" becoming synonymous with the islands' vibrant spirit. Small scale floral prints also became associated with English clothiers Liberty of London. These days a bunch of brands are taking the summer-friendly pattern and interpreting it in a variety of ways—from the subtle to the sprightly. Just go easy on the flower power: one stand-out piece is enough to do all the talking.
Ever boardshorts, $137