It might be summer but if yesterday’s weather was anything to go by, we are still going to need our umbrellas. The thing with summer is that you don’t want a boring black umbrella, you want something more colourful. An old friend of mine used to say ‘Play stops rain’, and with this in mind we’ve chosen the ten most stylish umbrellas for you to make a fashion statement with.
Certainly eye-catching, this sunflower design is our favourite amongst all the umbrellas and features a sturdy wooden handle and stem. Deceptively lightweight but with a strong metal frame, has an automatic opening mechanism that works with one touch of a button.
Ideal for the Euro 2016 tournament coming up and for all the ladies that want to support England. An ultra-compact brolly here that is both lightweight and sturdy. Has a flexible frame which will be useful in windy weather.
We love this brolly which features gorgeous pink, mauve and turquoise butterflies against a black background. Features a plastic handle and a metallic frame with extra protective fibreglass ribs. Comes with a handy sleeve.
We haven’t seen anything like this before, a stunning brolly featuring birds including owls. Lovely natural colours which work well in summer. Has a wooden handle and a brass ferrule and fibreglass ribs. Automatic mechanism which works at the push of a button.
Orla Kiely’s signature leaf print here dominates this umbrella which has been crafted in collaboration with Fulton. A micro-slim design which is both convenient and stylish. Comes in a pretty gift box so it is perfect for a present.
Lovely old-fashioned design which is super-glamourous and could be used in both rain and shine. This is the kind of brolly that you might expect to see on the set of a Shakespeare play or a production of a Brontë film. A great statement umbrella which would look fabulous for a wedding.
Lovers of fine art will appreciate this gorgeous design that features one of Monet’s best known paintings ‘Poppy Fields’. This brolly has an automatic opening mechanism and a brown wooden effect handle. The metal frame is supported with fibreglass ribs and it comes with a protective sleeve.
It’s the colours that drew us to this umbrella, beautiful pastels of blues, pinks and corals in a tiny floral prints. Features a bright, colour popping coral handle and an elasticated wrist strap.
This is the cutest design we have seen, in a birdcage style, this see-through PVC canopy brolly has pretty little flower pots dotted around the bottom of the umbrella. Features a navy blue handle and there are other items with this print so you can mix and match.
If you really want to make a statement then Lulu Guinness is your woman. This striking black, red and white brolly is red on the outside and striped on the inside. A manual design with a chic red wooden handle.