Photo-Illustration: by The Strategist; Photos courtesy the vendors
Photo-Illustration: by The Strategist; Photos courtesy the vendors
Photo-Illustration: by The Strategist; Photos courtesy the vendors

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Poshmark is swimming in inexpensive (like under-$20) linen. Here’s a ranking of the best.

  1. Flax (the stuff from the ’70s with weird mantras on the tag are much better than the more present-day offerings)
  2. Uniqlo (the cotton-linen blend items are the way to go, and are extremely soft)
  3. Muji (the dresses in particular are great) -A.S.

2.

Australians make the best summer hats.

This one (from a brand beloved by stylish Melburnians) is perfectly minimalist and practical. And since it was designed for use in a country with a depleted ozone layer, it has a broad and bendy brim that offers actual sun protection, as well as a detachable chin strap. -K.G.

3.

And for a cheaper hat

The owned-by-two-Strategist-editors, available-on-Amazon-for-$28 Milani is easy to pack down and is a nice bucket-wide brim-hybrid. The nearly identical Scala has a wider color selection. -K.S.

4.

I don’t understand how it works, but if you soak these Chilly Mini Towels in cold water, they really will stay cold for hours on end.

They’re exceedingly pleasant to wear on a hot bike ride to the beach. -L.C.

5.

If you can’t work or sleep with a noisy air conditioner running, try the affordable Honeywell Quiet Set tower fan.

Like a (quiet) ocean breeze! And way cheaper than Dyson. -K.G.

6.

A portable (chargeable) stroller fan is a nice way to make sure your baby doesn’t boil alive this summer.

$22

Any $15–$20 version on Amazon will do. -A.S.

7.

When it comes to guarding against mosquitoes, bug spray is best in towelette or lotion form …

(Kinfield’s wipes smell so good, some have taken to using them as cologne.) -D.P.