Umbrellas are a must-have accessory that everyone should own--whether you’re in school or a working professional, commute on foot every day or spend your mornings driving a car. They’re small, lightweight and are the smartest thing to have on-hand when unsuspecting rain or snow storms hit.
If you want something sturdy that will hold up against aggressive winds and showers, shop umbrellas from brands like Hunter and Sperry. They have showerproof canopies and sturdy hardware that will last. Get one with a long handle for a classic look, or buy one that collapses and can easily be stored in your bag. Clear bubble umbrellas are great on rainy days too, as they wrap around your head and protect you from the rain without obstructing your vision.
Of course, umbrellas are great when it’s hot out too. Protect yourself from the sun’s rays while out on a walk or when you’re at the beach. Use any of the aforementioned umbrellas during a hot and sunny stroll, or shop for up a portable parasol in a fun bright color if you’re headed to the beach or park.