Forget picnics, gingham has a whole new purpose this year.

Forget checked or hounds tooth — gingham is the summer pattern you will be seeing everywhere. The versatility of gingham offers a myriad of styling options, coming in a whole host of colour combinations and clothing. From monochrome to daring pink and soothing blue, you can mix and match to find the item for you.


Vera set, £150, RIXO

Cottagecore gets a fancy Victorian look with this set by Rixo. The only thing better than puffed sleeves? Puffed sleeve bottoms.


Trousers, £27.99, Zara

Wear with an off-white blouse, big sunglasses and brown cross sandals. Or get the pink version a la Princess Diana.

Top, £85, KITRI

Pair with white linen trousers and espadrilles. The square neck collar complements wide shoulders.


Skirt, £25, ASOS

Perfect for those with more of a neutral wardrobe, this adds pattern with a nod to trending looks without asking you to reinvent your style.

Dress, £98, Anthropologie

This shirtdress just needs a wrap cardigan and your best straw hat.

Bag, £19.99, Mango

It’s all in the details, you know? This bag is roomy enough for the essentials.