16/07/2013 13:29 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Summer Style: Heidi Klum Is City Chic In Shorts And Sandals

If the sun would shine for longer than five minutes in the UK, we'd look to Heidi Klum as our daily style source.

She's a model, yes, and we are not (sniff), but the 40-year-old has a great ability to wear off-duty outfits that would look good on us non-model types who don't like to bare all when Mr Sunshine makes an appearance.

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Instead of sexy shifts or midriff-baring crop tops (gulp), Heidi seems to favour practicality and prettiness when picking out her daytime ensembles. On Monday she hit the streets of New York in an outfit we're hoping to copy later - cute white shorts, a jazzy printed tee, long-length necklace, flat sandals and a bold carryall. Simple, stylish and very, very wearable.

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Later in the day she pulled on a cute white hat which gave the look a relaxed summer in the city vibe - one which we could definitely embrace wholeheartedly, given half the chance.

Sun - we just need a few days of heat please, long enough for us to wear our summer season purchases at the very least.

See more of Heidi's hit style in our gallery.