I saw someone walking with an “I Love Lucy” umbrella and bright blue rain boots today, forget that it didnt match for now. I was reminded of how sometimes the only fun and uplifting thing on a rainy day is your rain gear.
It never once occurred to me to buy an item of clothing or an umbrella that would most likely be used pretty infrequently.
But today I realized the importance of playful and practical rain accouterments. It makes the already dreary day better.
I have a particular fondness for those umbrellas that are clear but tall and narrow and that create a little world that encases you as you walk. Also saw a Marimekko umbrella that almost lit the world on fire with its bright colors.
I must try it some time.