13 Chic Umbrellas You Won't Forget In the Morning
All too often purchased from the nearest drugstore or a street hustler’s side gig, an umbrella is usually more about protecting your outfit than making it better. At best it keeps you fairly dry without looking ridiculous; at worst it clashes and tragically buckles from the sheer impact of water, rivulets streaming off to one side as you lean to the other. It’s basically the red-headed stepchild of your wardrobe: so uninteresting, it often gets left behind.
We’ve got a fix for that. Ahead, 13 truly striking rain covers you’ll actually want to plan ahead for (although it’s always worth buying an few extras for the car and office just in case) from big luxury brands and indie shops alike. Shop now and start praying for showers.
Found: an umbrella that won’t ruin your #OOTD.
Wear it with something equally ladylike, like a floral dress and khaki Mac.
Even when the skies turn blue, let the sculptural handle peek from the top of your tote.
The overachiever of storm gear: extra inches on the bottom and a conveniently see-through top (we don’t hate that adorable coral trim, either).
Between the whimsically curved contours and intricate pattern, special enough to double as a parasol on sunny afternoons.
Black fabric and a wooden handle: a drizzly weather combo that never goes wrong.
Especially striking with a black trench and bold crimson lip.
Swapping standard nylon for a heavier texture, such as twill, gives rain protection a luxe update.
Designed to fold down to just 7” this cheerful floral style can easily tucked in small purse when the sun comes out.
In clean black and white, a graphic eye print reads abstract from a distance (but devastatingly cool up close).
Battle bad weather like the British: with a prim-and-proper plaid cover.
Equal parts playful and practical, a vivid surrealist print boldly stands out in a sea of dark rain gear.
RAIN OR SHINE
For a subtler option that’s not black, go for silvery gray, instead.