The winter seems to stretch out for so long. With short days and grey skies that never seem to lift, we can soon begin to feel down in the dumps.
Use Bright Accessories to Push the Gloom Away
We try to make ourselves feel better by dressing in a way that is colourful and bright, but with your heavy winter coat being a staple from October through to spring, it can be hard to pep up your outer layers. With bright, colourful brollies, however, you have a small chink of light in otherwise grey days.
The Vintage Look
Wrap up warm in your long winter coat but when the rain starts to fall, reach for your vintage-inspired brolly. From ditzy print florals to paisley inspired patterns, these compact brollies are ideal for adding pattern and colour to an otherwise grey winter’s day. And because they are so bijou, they fit snug into any bag, perfect for the work commute or a stroll in the park.
The Elegant Touch
Essentially, all umbrellas protect us from the rain and winter drizzle by forming a protective, waterproof canopy over the top of our heads. But a brolly doesn’t have to be compact in its habit and we think adding a touch of elegance to your winter layers is also a way of lifting the spirits over the long grey season.
The Pagoda umbrella has an elevated shape to it that just makes it a little different from most other styles of brolly. And the curvaceous shape of the handle fits beautifully in the hand.
With the trees bare and most shrubs having died, the winter landscape can look barren and devoid of colour. With the grey sky providing very little in terms of light, it can mean that any colour you wear looks duller than it really is. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t wear colour. In fact. If there is one thing guaranteed to cheer the spirits, it is to have something bright and colourful about you.
For many us, skin tone and hair colour dictates what bright colours sit well with us and frankly, with some colours coming and going as part of fashion trends so fast these days, most of us stick to neutral tones when it comes to coats and jackets. With umbrellas as an affordable accessory, you really don’t need to worry as you could potentially have a collection of bright, colourful umbrellas ready for use any day of the week.
From pink to green, yellow and more, choose an umbrella with a vibrant colour to see you through the worst of winter. If you’re especially down, a rainbow umbrella might prove helpful!
Interior designers are suggesting that the must-have pattern for the coming year is circles – and we think that the polka dot will, as a result, make a come back when it comes to our attire too.
Circles, dots and polka dots have a sense of fun about them and this is perfect for an umbrella. Lift your spirits with a brightly coloured background to the brolly’s canopy, such as pink, with white polka dots.
Again, the range of polka dot festooned brollies is continually growing and so there is bound to be something that makes you smile.
For anyone caught in the greyness of winter, smiles can be hard to come by. But, do you remember as a child enjoy the protection of the clear, plastic dome brolly? Why not relive your childhood and choose a novelty dome brolly that not only makes you smile but your heart sing?
Opt for a plain, see-through dome or declare that you won’t be beaten by the drizzle with an ‘I love rain’ brolly. Or enjoy the cute peeking faces of a black cat on your dome, or enjoy the puppy dog eyes of a pug! The coloured edge to dome brollies, such as this sunshine yellow umbrella, is a great way of adding colour to an otherwise overcast day, but without being over the top.
There is something exquisite about the dome brolly that makes it such a fun accessory that it should be compulsory that we all have one!
Winter can be a drag, there is no doubt. But it is the small things that can make the lift the spirits, just as little. In fact, with so many choices of pretty and beautiful brollies choosing the right umbrella can seem nigh on impossible. But once you have made your choice, you will be wishing for rain!