I live in a very rainy part of the world. If my city is not being called Raincouver, it’s because you’ve come and visited the West Coast on a spectacularly sunny and gorgeous day and you’ve overlooked our rain due to the mountains, ocean and pretty spectacular scenery the city has to offer.
I enjoy that Kate lives in a similarly rainy London where there there is always an excellent chance that there will be an image of her with an umbrella or dealing with a downpour of some variety at an event. I want to know how Kate would handle a rainy day, since, well, I handle them on a regular basis. So just what would Kate do on a rainy day?
The first thing Kate would do is make sure she has an umbrella that is stylish, trendy and yet sophisticated – which is harder to find than it sounds if you’ve looked at some of the monstrosities available on the market. Kate has been frequently seen carrying a see through clear umbrella (all the better for seeing her through, say Royal Watchers) or being protected by her dashing Prince in a utilitarian black model (all the better for making us even more jealous, say Royal Watchers) which are by Royal family favourite Fulton brand umbrellas. Kate has also shown off a beautiful red umbrella by luxury brand Swaine Adeney Brigg which matched fan favourite Alexander McQueen outfit. You can even select silk and get your initials carved into those umbrellas!
I was particularly enthralled with the Fulton transparent birdcage umbrella from the War Horse premiere which has also been used by both the Queen and Camilla. Luckily for us, there are several repliKates of this famous style available if you aren’t able to find the real thing close to you. We were excited to find this Lavievert Bubble Birdcage umbrella available on Amazon for only $15.99.
What I liked about this umbrella was the size – it was big enough to cover myself and not much else, and really came down far enough to actually protect my face and hair from rain. It was easy to open and close and stylish enough that several people stopped to ask where it came from when I have used it.
What I would say is that this is a repliKate for a reason – it’s an inexpensive umbrella. It will not last you a lifetime and it may not stand up to blustery winds or heavy storms. But for a light drizzle, it’s just the ticket to keep your locks frizz-free.
There are lots of other options for you to consider as well in the repliKate umbrella world – all ensuring we are doing as Kate would do and stay stylish even when the weather is trying to foil that plan!