Hawaiian prints are the perfect way to brighten up your spring wardrobe.

Once associated with garish holiday wear and embarrassing outfits, the colourful floral motifs are set to cause a splash on the high street all the way into summer.

Tropical themed designs have been spotted on international catwalks and celebrities alike, with Kanye West and Eliza Doolittle already rocking the trend.

Designer Salvatore Ferragamo featured a gorgeous blue gown imprinted with bright pink and yellow petals in his Spring/Summer 12 show, while Dolce & Gabbana showcased fruit-covered designs.

But there is a modern twist to the Hawaiian influence.

Rather than the original 1950s shirts, island prints can now be seen on T-shirts, jackets and skirts.

A more subtle way of working the trend is to add a splash of Hawaiian patterns to old wardrobe staples like denim jackets and jeans. Select a motif you like and have it sown into the lining of your garment of choice.

Dedicated fashionistas might even try to feature the bold patterns in their manicures.