We’re loving the cooler temperatures this time of the year. So what if we have to contend with a little rain. After all, you only need to carry an umbrella to avoid a soaking. But more than just capable of protecting our hair and outfit, these portable shields can also serve as extensions of our style. Here are five handsome umbrellas to invest in, whether you lean towards the traditional, contemporary or avant-garde.
For those who favour a traditional approach, the London Undercover bamboo-handled umbrella is just the thing. It is patterned with a geometric wave pattern inspired by the Japanese Seigaiha, which symbolises good luck and resilience. It also features a durable steel frame and the brand's signature bamboo-effect handle.
Burberry's iconic monogram now adorns its umbrella, along with a sleek black leather handle and gold-tone hardware. Talk about beauty in the details. It folds away neatly to fit in your bag.
Alexander McQueen is known as one of the pioneer designers of dark fashion. This umbrella is no exception, with a striking tartan pattern. The handle features McQueen's signature black skull on the handle, and black hardware to add to its dark, mysterious vibe.
If you enjoy style and luxury in everyday objects, you need this umbrella. Paul Smith has spiced it up with fine details and a sunny personality, with a grained wooden handle and his signature rainbow stripes on the underside. It's so typically English, yet undeniably modern.
Fendi certainly loves its logo. Its iconic double-F print and a broad border make this umbrella instantly recognisable by fashion cognoscenti. The body, metal frame and handle are finished in matte black to extend the sleek look.