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To buy an umbrella is to accept the inevitable: it’s gonna rain.

If you, like me, recently got caught in an unexpected downpour and had to buy an overpriced tourist umbrella, consequentially undermining your whole outfit with a ramshackle brolly that turned inside out as soon as you stepped outside – you’ll know the struggle.

To remedy this, it’s worth investing in an umbrella you’re proud of – something to pop up with pride as you embrace meteorological uncertainty.

There are a few things to consider before purchasing an appropriate rain shield, though. Firstly there’s the handle; are you looking for something more traditional, like the natural bamboo grip from London Undercover below? Or something a bit more intimidating, such as the collapsible tartan umbrella with a carved black skull on the handle, which is pure Alexander McQueen. Our selection also includes a graphic raindrop umbrella from UK streetwear label Jehu-Cal, a sleek semi-transparent option from The Conveni, and a monogram print from Burberry.

Check out our favorite umbrellas this season in the list below.

Raindrop Graphics & Rubber Handles

Rain Deflector

Jehu-Cal

$44
Buy at Jehu-Cal

Lightweight & Collapsible

Ultra-Light Umbrella

Snow Peak

$55
Buy at Snow Peak

Burberry Monogram

Trafalgar Monogram-Print Umbrella

Burberry

$260
Buy at Matchesfashion

Skull Handle & Tartan Print

Tartan Skull Umbrella

Alexander McQueen

$635
Buy at ssense

Bamboo Grip & Bright Colors

Whangee-Handle Telescopic Umbrella

London Undercover

$70
Buy at Matchesfashion

Swedish-designed Simplicity

Borgholm Folding Umbrella

Stutterheim

$80
Buy at ssense

Semi-Transparent

Clear Umbrella Black

The Conveni

$40
Buy at haven

Blue Skies at the MoMA

Sky Lite Umbrella

MoMA

$30
Buy at MoMA Design Store

French Bulldog Chic

French Bulldog Umbrella

Pasotti

$332
Buy at Luisaviaroma

Smooth Gradients

Gradient Umbrella

Daniel Arsham x Snarkitecture

$55
Buy at Selfridges & Co.

Color-blocking