Along with jelly shoes and whimsical, mermaid-inspired hair clips, gingham is a one-way ticket to a direct nostalgic trip to childhood – think picnic blankets and carefree days on the school field with spilt ice lolly stains.

Familiar and fun are just two reasons why Kenzo’s next generation gingham is being checked off our wishlist, and going straaaaaight in our baskets! 

Leading the pattern pack, the humble check has made its return: bold in black and complimented by a rust orange sleeve, this seersucker dress is a multi-wear champion. With a straight, boxy shape and crew neckline, we're calling it as one of the most flattering canvas' for any look.

Layer up on neutrals with & Other Stories' technical cotton vest to place emphasis on the balloon sleeves, while adding a utilitarian element to the dress. Pairing with Gucci's bottle-green loafers will introduce a pop of colour, and see you breakaway from your comfort zone.

Click here to shop Zara's Miniaudiere bag with braided handle.

The dress’ simple shape lends itself perfectly to a belt: enter Loewe's brown leather number. Structured in peplum style and complete with a tie detail, it cinches the waist nicely. For added style kudos, clutch on to Zara basket handbag as the cherry on top.

Elsewhere, gingham takes a formal turn when layered with a crisp white blouse – and COS have the sleeveless counterpart you need. Make it all the more office-apropos when buddying up with Wandler's ruby cross-body bag. SS19, come at us!

Get the full gingham experience. Shop all three looks below:

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