ACCESSORIES REPORT: Showers Do Bring Flowers

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Known commonly as “The Rainy City,” like many others, I have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of we actually get in Seattle. That’s not to say that there isn’t rain, because there definitely is, but with the recent 50-degree weather and sun shining down, it has been a nice change to the regular dark, overcast days. Now, some people argue that true Seattleites do not use umbrellas, but I think you can be just as much of a Seattleite and stay dry at the same time.

Whether it’s a sprinkle or a downpour, this Fashionista shows that you can utilize umbrellas for more than just protection against precipitation. When the rain pours down, lift your spirits up by sporting a trendy umbrella that will keep you covered and stylish. Pass over the regular colors and find an umbrella that shows off your personality. Don’t worry about matching because this Fashionista shows that this is one accessory you can have fun with!

This Fashionista’s navy blue umbrella has a cute pink rim and white flower pattern, almost hopeful of the spring blooms to come. This Fashionista is not shy of rocking a mixture of patterns and dual tones as she wears an adorable dark and light gray houndstooth scarf, a very popular and versatile pattern for any season. She stays cozy with a pink and cream wool peacoat, the perfect way to stay warm and add more contrasting textures. Like clouds bring out the rain, umbrellas bring out the rain boots and this Fashionista does just that by wearing black tights with black boots.

Fashion is year-round and as fashion goes with all seasons, one must be prepared for all sorts of seasons. Though the trends and weather change, the right accessory, whether it is your typical necklace or gloves, hats or umbrellas, can fit any forecast. Rain or shine, the style must go on!

Spotted: Models with clear, polka-dotted umbrellas add fun and quirkiness to Irish designer Orla Kiely’s fall 2014 ready-to-wear collection.

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