Your August forecast: Hot and humid, with a slight chance of unsightly box fans. Here's how to cool off while looking cool this summer
1: Sleek and smooth
No blades means Dyson’s minimalist pedestal fan doesn’t trap dust while it generates a super-smooth, even breeze.
2: Go retro
We love this cheeky little retro model in preppy pink, but it’s available in 10 other colors, as well. (Yes, we see you, lime green.) And at just over a foot tall, it’s small enough tote around.
3: Classic cool
Restoration Hardware’s no-nonsense Allaire desk fan would look right at home in an office with a wet bar.
4: Bronze beauty
A little bronze can go a long way: Target’s Hunter table fan is surprisingly sophisticated and blends right into a room like an appliance pro.
5: Keep it quiet
With soft rubber blades and a top-of-the-line motor, Black + Blum’s desktop Propello fan is all but silent, leaving you to the more peaceful sounds of summer. Consider that your cue, evening crickets.
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