With the great British weather being so unpredictable, it is never safe to leave home without an umbrella. Many see it as an essential accessory, but you don’t want to compromise on style with a brolly so mismatched it completely detracts from your attire.
Which brollies will complement the latest fashion trends?
Women’s fashion trends
It was in all major collections with silver coats and outfits being the surprise addition to many designer collections. It may not be everyone’s idea of an ideal fabric colour, but frankly, if you want to inject some fun into your wardrobe then a silver-finish bomber jacket would be an essential must-have as winter gives way to spring.
With such a funky jacket or ensemble, you could opt for an umbrella that stops the whole look from being too serious. How about a fun, colourful dome umbrella to give your silver jacket an extra zing?
A splash of colour is always welcome, and it seems that this year the colour is provided by folky-inspired garb. Keep the attire long and flowing, with deep rich reds, greens and splashes of yellow and navy, with metallic threads picking out key parts of the item.
Essentially very relaxed, it is a great look to brighten the drab days of winter. Choose a deep red, or green or navy brolly, to complement your folk-inspired outfit.
3) Grey tailoring
Grey has been a colour that we have grown used to over the last few seasons, especially in terms of home décor. And now it is making its way into your wardrobe. For the city woman, grey is the colour choice of soft tailored items this winter, a colour light enough to take us into spring.
Most items we’ve seen so far this year have been softly tailored, maintaining formality without being too relaxed. When it comes to your brolly, you can emulate this with a compact umbrella, ideal for hiding away in your bag on the morning commute when you don’t need it.
Men’s fashion trends
For the sophisticated chap, the smart casual look that is adorning catwalks for the coming season takes its look from climbing attire. Essentially a smarter take on the sporting look, there are all kinds of examples shining through in catwalk collections this year.
This means a brolly that is smart but not too formal. A plain black compact umbrella will work a treat.
2) Business class
Like the grey soft tailored pieces for women, men’s fashion has also taken on the tailored but slightly over-sized look.
This year, the use of informal footwear combined with a business look is extremely popular. From trainers to biker boots, the look doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is something that you can continue to emulate with a coloured brolly that fits with your overall look. Stay away from formal wooden handles. Why not stick with compact umbrellas for maximum effect.
The must-have colour for the sophisticated chap this coming winter is red. A bright colour, perfect for chasing away the grey clouds of winter, is linked with the folk-inspired look for women.
It was in most collections in the Berlin Fashion Week earlier this year and was used for both smart casual wear as well as more formal attire. Take care not to put too many red coloured items together otherwise it becomes too monotonous.
We noticed a sprinkling of red check – know how to wear check? – perfect we think, for a brolly to complement your colourful attire
Do you have any brolly fashion tips for this year?