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Heatwave dressing isn't easy, the temptation to slide into beachwear is great but you must resist and stay true to your fashion loving ways! I've come up with a few tips and tricks to ensure you stay looking cool in the heat.

This Proenza Schouler dress is très expensive ($1925, la Garçonne), but illustrates perfectly how to wear something brief without looking trampy or surfy. Avoiding flip flops is a surefire route to stylishness, go for lace-ups, the flat shoe of the moment. Topshop's woven pair (£28) are in a summery colour and the handy ventilation will keep you cool.

Statement accessories can make a simple shift or vest top look chic, and Debenham's wonderfully OTT birds and flowers necklace (£16) can more than compensate for a simple ensemble. For a more comprehensive selections check out our gallery of Summer Statement Jewellery.

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Thank goodness jersey is in, stretchy, comfy and cool it's an essential summer wardrobe item but you can't wear it alone. Team a jersey piece with a tailored piece and hey presto! Smart yet comfortable summer dressing. The Urban Outfitters printed skirt is only £19.99 will look great with a simple singlet. The vintage madras jacket ($24) is perfect for a smart look, and you can sneakily slip it on once in the office, magic? It will look great with something like American Apparel's pocket skirt.