Choose a stylish umbrella that showcases your individuality

Butterfly umbrella
29 GBP – umbrellaheaven.com

Umbrella
$25 – unique-vintage.com

Umbrella
$24 – amazon.com

Union jack umbrella
18 GBP – johnlewis.com

Old Navy metal umbrella
$7.50 – oldnavy.gap.com

Royal Stewart Folding Umbrella
$195 – barneys.com

Whenever it rains, my mother loves to remind me that when I was in middle school, I refused to carry an umbrella. Apparently, this wasn’t the “cool” thing to do, so I (and all of my friends) would arrive everywhere soaking wet!

Today I am (a little) smarter and have a whole selection – everything from tiny umbrellas that fold up and fit in my smallest bag, to full sized, colorful golf ones so large that they could shelter half the state of Delaware!

Today’s top picks are not only practical, they are super stylish as well. An unusual umbrella is an easy and inexpensive way to stand out in a sea of boring black – and showcase your unique, personal style!

And now the public apology – Mom, you were right!

While you’re here, please take some time to enter the Meray Arnette Spring tote giveaway. A $165 retail value!

Susan McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and social activist. In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!, Success Won’t Wait! and new for 2011 The Best Christmas Ever!

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