Tropical patterns aside, nothing says ‘summer picnic’ more than classic gingham. This midi-length cotton skirt (£70) by London repro label Tara Starlet has a real Fifties vibe with its blue or pink colour scheme.

You could dress this up with a white summer blouse and gloves for a more prim Fifties look or completely colour clash with a miss-matching pattern for a modern take on the style.

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