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New column alert! Welcome to Style Watch. When an easy approachable trend comes around that I’ve fallen for (and that I think you’ll love too!), I’ll highlight it here with some of my favorite examples. Oh! And the products in the images are clickable too!

First up: clear bubble umbrellas. Have you been seeing these around? Such a chic accessory. They’re designed to be held not just hovering overhead, but instead, with your head right inside the umbrella (see Blair Waldorf as an example) — which is why the clear material is so essential.

The longer depth and overall shape feel vintage in the coolest way, but the new versions and materials feel totally modern. And happily, many of your favorite designers are putting their twist on this classic big city favorite.

Having visibility while enjoying the insane amounts of rain California has been getting? Magical! I’ve picked these out just for you:

1. I’m TOTES in love with this Totes Classic bubble umbrella with silver accents and a clear handle! Probably my favorite of all the picks here.
2. Hello there.
3. Rainbow stripes.
4. Classic stripes from Target.
5. Red Hunter Umbrella! Comes in many more colors here. This might be my favorite too.
6. Rain check? Charming.
7. Kate Spade Stripes at Nordstrom — just found it on sale here!
8. Winky Eyes, oh my.

And just for the kids, Skip hop offers umbrellas with a clear window, available at Zappos. I love the idea of seeing tiny eyes peeping through them, and my young kids always loved having their very own umbrella. Speaking of which, have you ever given an umbrella as a birthday or holiday gift? They are the BEST gift. Kids adore them.

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1. Lady Bug
2. Bumble Bee
3. Monkey

Your turn. Any cute umbrellas you’ve fallen in love with lately? And have you ever tried a clear bubble umbrella?

P.S. — If there’s a trend you’d like me to cover, let me know in the comments.


Credits: Graphics and shopping assistance by Audrey Moore.