Editor’s Picks: When it Rains, it Pours
Weather-wise, Philadelphia has been hitting the jackpot. Fall has been beautiful in the City of Brotherly Love, bringing plenty of sunshine and perfectly cool temperatures. Every day I'm tempted to abandon all of my responsibilities, put on my favorite boots, and go apple picking (while enjoying a pumpkin spice latte, of course). Can the autumn sunshine stick around until next summer? I wish!
Given how nice it has been lately, I was sad to see heavy clouds and puddles on the sidewalk outside my window on Monday. I wanted to walk to Starbucks, since I knew it would improve my gloomy afternoon, but faced a dilemma when I realized that I lack rain gear. Strong winds destroyed my beloved polka-dot umbrella, and my old galoshes were cursed with a hole. Clearly, I need to plan a trip to the mall in the near future.
I never think to shop for a rain gear until I'm caught in a downpour. Then, the only question is: Which design do I choose? While many waterproof accessories can be bulky and unattractive, there are still quite a few styles that are both practical and fashionable. Take a look at these designs, which will make anyone a little bit happier about venturing outside on a rainy day.
Coverage and Convenience
Is there a 50 percent chance of rain in the forecast? The Spring Breeze Folding Umbrella from Ariel Premium Supply conveniently folds up and comes with a Pongee fabric carrying case. Its tiny size makes it easy to stow in a handbag, ready for use during a mid-day shower. The fiberglass ribs and windproof frame ensure maximum strength and durability.
The Cloud Folding Umbrella from Peerless Umbrella Co.puts a bright design inside a traditional umbrella. To anyone else on the street, this may just seem like an ordinary black umbrella, but its user will be looking at sunny skies on the rainiest of days. The umbrella features a wooden handle and nylon sleeve for easy storage.