The season's crop of floral prints is blooming as fresh and varied as a field of spring wildflowers.
In California, growing conditions are always right for beachy floral sportswear and gear, such as Aviator Nation's hibiscus-print "Surf Safari" sweat shirts, the new Stubbs & Wootton leafy-print, rope-sole espadrille slippers for Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece offshoot, and the perfect boardwalk ride, Didi Dunphy's skateboard with vinyl zinnia graphics.
But flowers are also flourishing in darker places. Exhibit 1: Chanel's killer black leather high-top kicks covered in a bouquet of camellia blooms. Talk about flower power.