When the heat is on all notions of smartness and chic can fly out of the window. I've picked out an outfit for schlepping about in the sun that wont leave you feeling stuffy and overheated. First off a pretty short skirt leaves your legs free and airy and a grey tank top dresses it down a bit. A colourful tote will be big enough for a litre bottle of water, mags and whatever else you want to take with you. Some sparkly sandals give a little glitz, and the pendant adds a dose of chic. Top off with pretty silver earring and you've got the perfect high summer outfit. See after the jump for full product links.

Patterned skirt, Topsshop: £28. Grey rib tank, American Apparel: £15. Stripy shopper, Topshop: £20. Pendulum necklace, Tokyo Made: $60. Orange and silver earrings, Dorothy Perkins: £3.75. Silver glitter sandal, Shelly's: £25.