caftan-cum-mini-dress, with those strappy leather sandals you bought on holidays. But press pause, because these days will come and go (sorry for the reminder). Make the mood last by taking note of summer’s signifiers. If there is a shorthand for summer in print form, make it gingham. It’s all apple pies and picnic baskets, Brigitte Bardot on her wedding day, Jackie Kennedy in the White House days. There are no tricks here, so embrace its wholesome charm and virtue with Rosie Assoulin’s take on manor-to- city with sweeping gowns (watch out for these on a red carpet near you) or Altuzarra’s signature slim-fit shirtdress, criss- crossed with diagonally placed gingham trim. A basket bag is optional, but highly recommended. ZW
A Gianni Penati image for US in 1972.