- Words by Mr Peter Henderson, Senior Fashion Writer, MR PORTER
Summer is almost upon us and, sartorially speaking, it's the perfect time to take a trip to the hothouse. On trend and seasonally appropriate, botanical prints of lush flowers and foliage are an ideal way to liven-up your wardrobe, and lend your outfits a leisurely dimension once the temperature rises. We've deliberately avoided using the word "floral", because it often brings to mind the sort of chintzy patterns found on your great-aunt's tablecloths, while this season's botanical prints are a world apart: their vibrant colours and bold forms remind us of vintage surfers' attire, with a twist of 1950s rockabilly. Click through the gallery, above, to see some of our favourite plant-print items this season.