It’s time to dust off the blankets, grab a couple of cans and head to the park for a socially distanced picnic. Yep, the rule of six is back. And to help you transition outta loungewear, we’ve rounded up some of the best gingham picks that are perfect for picnic season, from co-ords that’ll turn all eyes in the park green with envy to chic midi dresses that were made for a sunshine sesh…

GANNI Puff Sleeve Top

GANNI always knows how to do gingham. And this top not only features puffed sleeves, a beaut square neckline and all-over loose fit, but it’s also made from organic cotton and recycled polyester. Slip it on with a mini skirt and a pair of knee high boots before hitting London’s parks with your five nearest and dearest.


Anthropologie Midi Dress

It’s impossible to not look at this dress and get ALL the springtime feels. Anthropologie’s gingham shirt dress is made for throwing over trainers and lounging in the park. The midi length, mustard colour and pullover style tick off another three trends, so it’s basically an all round winner.


Mango Co-ord

This knitted three-piece set combines comfort with style, and the pastel lilac colour is perfect for stepping into spring. Dress it up with wedges if you’re heading on a park date, or keep it casual with a pair of flats for chilled afternoon vibes. We reckon it might even rival THAT Zara dress…

From £19.99

Rixo Rose Green Midi Dress

London-born brand Rixo are behind this green and pink gingham number cut with a V-neckline, mid-length blouson sleeves and a full length skirt. You can partner it with a big jumper if it’s still a bit chilly outside, or grab your wicker basket and some nibbles if the sun is out in full swing.


Mølby The Label

Mølby The Label is an independent, slow-fashion brand not only encouraging conscious fashion consumption but championing all-things gingham too. From organic cotton tees and fitted two-tone dresses, to scrunchies made from scrap material. Whether it’s subtle or statement you’re after, there’s something you’ll love.

From £10

STAUD Shoulder Bag

This is the kinda thing we hope Carrie Bradshaw hangs off her shoulder in the SATC reboot. It’s made from smooth leather and embellished with beads in a retro gingham pattern. Yes, it might not be that big, but it fits at least one can of booze and quite frankly that’s all that matters.