Let’s face it, florals are pretty basic. But that doesn’t mean you have to play it too cool for school lest you be accused of being basic for wearing the Pumpkin Spice Latte of prints. Botanicals are getting a tropical twist this summer, offering a fresh but still summery alternative to traditional floral prints. What I love about the leaf-y, tropical patterns is they don’t feel too girly or too basic and they work just as well in more muted greens and reds as they do with bright pinks and oranges. To avoid any ’embarrassing dads at a summer bbq’ vibes, try them in modern silhouettes — a midi dress, jumpsuit, track pants — or as a more subtle accent contrasted against crisp summer whites.