The city has a fraught relationship with the umbrella. Some blame our aversion on the bumbershoot-butchering power of the Northwest wind, others the misty nature of Seattle rain that sneaks under any hand-held shelter. Maybe we’ve just never met one cute enough. But there are major advantages to full coverage—namely the ability to text outside in a downpour. Even the hesitant can warm up to a storm-ready hat.
Local photographer Stacey Vaeth’s parasols actually improve the view. $29–$68
This modern take from a Seattle-based brand comes in two sizes and also protects from UV rays. Let’s be real, we’re
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