Five Necessary Accessories for Mega-Hot Weather

Non-Leather Bag

Got a lot to tote around? Anyone who's ever schlepped a big leather purse around on a 90-degree day knows that by midday, that cool calfskin usually morphs into a sticky, sweaty mess. Worse, should you choose to carry a dark-hued bag while wearing, say, a pretty white sundress, there's a definite chance that that color could rub off on your once-pristine lacy number—especially if you find yourself caught in a sudden summer downpour. Your best bet for sweltering weather? A canvas, raffia, tweed or otherwise woven carryall, which tends to be more resistant to color transfer and is totally sweatproof.

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Every girl knows that when the mercury soars, a few wardrobe tweaks are necessary. Sleeves? Suddenly your worst nightmare. Layering? A thing of the past, more or less. And cutoffs? They're now the foundation of every single outfit you assemble.

But in addition to your clothes, you should also update your shoes, bags and other accessories when it becomes sweltering outside. 85-plus-degree weather calls for simple lines, woven fabrications and ample ventilation—all things that the five must-have extras outlined below can help with. Read on!