When the weather is muggy and you face regular drenchings, the only thing to wear are items that keep you cool and don’t get ruined in the rain. A checked shirt in gorgeous Madras colours keeps the flag flying for summer, with long sleeves for those cooler moments. Pair with rugby shorts – yes really! This is a genuine trend I’ve spotted on the streets of East London recently and need only be worn with caution if you live anywhere near the hooray-Henry zones of SW London. The shape is actually classic and, when not worn with sportswear, can look surprisingly stylish.