These Are the 12 Items I Want to Buy for the Heat Wave

This weekend temperatures are set to reach up to 29°C, which is giving me a greater incentive to shop than this week's summer sales. Every year I tell myself I'll be organised with my summer shopping and be armed with ample floaty dresses and sandals for when a heat wave hits, but once again, I'm on a last-minute hunt for a BBQ outfit for tomorrow. If you too are in need of pieces to help you style out the heat in the city, then these are the 12 items I've added to my shopping cart this week. From the ultimate Gucci straw hat to practical sandals and the prettiest basket bag, these pieces will work for any event in your diary this weekend from brunches to picnics in the park.

Scroll below to see our edit of your essential heat wave buys.

Emma Spedding