Brolly Goodness

With the heavy rains over this weekend, my bf’s beloved “Monsterbrella” as we term it so affectionately, finally upped and died right after it sacrificed itself to protect us from the rain. Why “Monsterbrella?” you ask. Well, basically it’s a compact umbrella that’s huge, about 1.5 times the length of a normal umbrella, and it shelters 2 people comfortably. Very awesome. So we went Monsterbrella shopping! Whilst we were doing so, I saw quite a few cute umbrellas retailing at our local stores – and I don’t mean just the Disney, kiddy kind. These were nicely patterned (of course some looked like fake-Burberry) umbrellas that looked gorgeous as a backdrop for its carrier. I think that the effect a pretty umbrella has on its carrier is sometimes forgotten, but get one with a pattern that flatters any outfit and it will be effortlessly chic for any outfit you pick!

Scratching your head for inspiration? I sourced from lookbook.nu and got inspired :)

It really depends on what effect you’re after, but a good brolly can be used as a complementary backdrop or as a bold, eye-catching addition to your outfit. It’s certainly much more preferable than having a brolly with an ugly clashing pattern or colour that doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing at all.

see details of featured items here

Of course, buying that perfect brolly is also dependent on your personal style as well, and I found it quite intriguing as I explored the archives of polyvore for brolly inspiration from a mix of high-street and casual style stores. These days, brollies aren’t just the sacrificial piece of polyester that separates one from the rain. It’s also a personal statement about how you envision your personal style, and for some, what rainy days mean to you.

Moreover, umbrellas these days are becoming increasingly bag-friendly, with some coming in lightweight bottles that are not only easy to tote around, but also look good on their own, whether they’re sitting on the shelf as part of the decor (on non-rainy days) or on your office desk, ready to do their duty once the rain starts

So even in the rainy weather, don’t despair that your favourite pair of shoes is getting wet, or that it’s impractical to wear that new white dress of yours. Breathe in the glorious cool air and debut your brolly to the world :)

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin’ seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

But there’s one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Cryin’s not for me
Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothin’s worryin’ me

 

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About ruth

whimsical, nutella-obsessed, shopaholic, bookworm. A huge fan of fantasy novels, she sees the magic in everything :) Life is too short to waste time feeling miserable. Serendipity!

Posted on January 31, 2011, in 2011, Fashion, Life and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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