Check-mate: Gingham- the easy summer style win

DON'T BE A SQUARE: Have fun with gingham! It's a timeless weave that lends itself to a playful approach, so make it directional or keep it classic-the choice is yours! Marion Cotillard's Adam Selman two-piece is a a fresh take on a retro look.

Looking for an easy summer style win? Look no further than classic gingham check- the perfect addition to your warm weather wardrobe. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with some gingham capris or make it modern with a midi-dress- this whimsical weave has something for everyone. Carolyn Moore reports.

Check-mate: Gingham- the easy summer style win

Check-mate: Gingham- the easy summer style win

Check-mate: Gingham- the easy summer style win

Check-mate: Gingham- the easy summer style win

Square Root

Check-mate: Gingham- the easy summer style win

With the perfect jumpsuit, it's all about the cost-per-wear. It doesn't take a maths whizzz to work out that this investment will pay dividends! Linen-blend jumpsuit, €49.99, Mango.

Check-mate: Gingham- the easy summer style win

Stepping Out

Check-mate: Gingham- the easy summer style win

gingham doesn't have to be about down-home country chic. Level up for a look that's fit for any occasion. Pleated midi-dress up seersucker gingham by ASOS Design,€62 asos.com.

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