Move aside the regular black umbrellas… it’s time to pop in some colors. Umbrellas are our favorite companions when it comes to protection from sunlight, rain or snow. However, they can also turn out to be one of the most happening and stylish accessories if used smartly.
As you are the best judge of your fashion sense, choosing the colors and design patterns completely depend on you. But before you make the purchase, it is also important for you to know the different types of umbrellas and understand which one will be best suited to your requirements.
Classic Umbrella:The most common type of foldable modern umbrellas, the shaft is usually made from polyester, metal or wood, and the canopy is made from microfiber fabrics. Classic umbrellas are produced in large numbers, and is definitely the most popular.
Pocket Umbrella: These umbrellas are portable, small in size and light in weight. As a result, they can be easily carried in the pockets of your jackets and overcoats. However, their small size and portable nature comes with a major disadvantage of having a poorer durability. It is not suggested to use them in strong wind or prolonged rain.
Automatic Umbrella: As the name suggests, these umbrellas are automatic, The automated designs implemented on these umbrellas make it easy to open or close them using one hand. They are also small in size, and can therefore be easily carried in briefcases, purses and backpacks.
Bubble Umbrella: Easily recognizable because of the spherical shape of the canopy which is much taller than the regular umbrellas, the canopy of the bubble umbrellas are made from transparent plastic in order to provide better visibility.
Artistic Umbrella: Obviously a little pricey than the rest of its kin, but these umbrellas are your best bet if style is on your mind. These designer products use rare materials or intricate design choices, and are specially created for fashion lovers.
Go for the parasol umbrellas if it’s not about protection from sunlight or rain and only about making a style statement. Apart from the personal parasols, you can also try out the Ancient Chinese paper umbrellas. Make the best use of these accessories, mix and match them with your outfit, and be ready to become the new head-turner in the city.
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