Despite us being well into spring, it seems the weather has yet to make up its mind between sunny skies and pouring rain. As we’re finally allowed out to socialise with friends and family we haven’t seen in months, it only takes one downpour to ruin the hours we spent getting ready, our pub-friendly outfits, perfectly blow-dried hair, stylish new summer sandals and freshly applied makeup. Which is exactly why you need a stylish umbrella.
It’s also the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new designer bag, as you’ll need somewhere to store your new umbrella when it’s not raining. Obvs. If you need any accessories inspo, head to our in-depth guide to the best designer bags to invest in, from Mulberry, Loewe, Bottega Veneta and more. You can thank us later.
There’s absolutely zero reasons why you can’t score some style points with your brolly and rather than spending ages trying to find an umbrella that isn’t totally boring, we’ve done the hard work for you and handpicked our favourite styles, that are as stylish as they are functional. Want a bold, bright colour? Check. Looking for a statement leopard print design? Check. Trust us, we’ve got you covered. Literally.
Ranging from compact purse-friendly picks to lavish larger designs that will keep two, or even three people dry at any given moment when the heavens spontaneously open (you can thank the temperamental British weather for that), gone are the days when a brolly ruins your outfit.
We’re obsessed with this vintage-style Fulton leopard print umbrella from Anthropologie that to the untrained eye might look plain black, but boasts an inner print of a bold animal print. Love a bit of gold detailing? Look no further than this floral gold foil print black umbrella from Oliver Bonas or manifest some sunshine with this bright yellow compact recycled-polyester option from London Undercover.
Looking for more accessory pics that Team GLAMOUR love? Head this way for the most flattering earrings for each face shape, over here for the chicest sunglasses to buy now that’ll at least make it *feel* like summer is on its way and here for our favourite pairs of Gucci trainers that will give life to your Spring *lewks*.
For more from Glamour UK Freelance Commerce Writer Louise Whitbread, follow her on Instagram @louisewhitbread.