Five Necessary Accessories for Mega-Hot Weather

Super-Simple Leather Sandals

It may sound contradictory, but while a leather bag's not the best choice for the summer heat, a minimalist leather sandal most certainly is. Unlike a super-strappy gladiator (which, let's face it, is a magnet for crazy tan lines) or a synthetic pair (which can leave your feet feeling sweaty—no thanks!), real leather will mold to your foot like nothing else. The fashion world favors classic pairs from K. Jacques and Ancient Greek Sandals, but there are plenty of great options available on the high street, too.

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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!