The flowers are blooming and spring time fashion trends are emerging. It’s refreshing to start peeling back the layers and stepping out in spring styles. We’re taking a look at some of our favorite trends & pairing them with our favorite spring time TRAY6 accessories.
Polka Dots + Peplum Tops + Pastels: The peplum is queen. You’re seeing peplums on tops, skirts, dresses & more and we love it! We are also having a bit of a love affair with the polka-dot this season. These dainty dots class up any outfit and can go from day to night with the flick of a wrist. Adorn that wrist with our grass green carry all and you have a place to store all your spring time fashion accessories. Oh-la-la.
Pastels + Corals: Coral is all the rage in fashion right now. It’s popping (literally) out everywhere. When you pair this show stopping color with a collection of pastels (like soft butter yellow and silky blue) you a guaranteed one great outfit. Top it off with sunny yellow accessories, like our yellow tulip travel umbrella, and you’re ready for a day on the town.
Tribal Prints + Big Jewels: We’re seeing tribal prints every which way we turn and they’re making quite the statement. Pair them with statement jewelry & you’ve really got something to say! We love the blending of all the colors & designs and we heart pairing with our little olive clutch bag to cap off your look.
May 6th was the Met Gala and there were some fashion trends to behold! We recapping our favorite looks & pairing them with some of our favorite accessories. Check out our thoughts on some of the celebrities fashion choices.
Miley Cyrus received a little bit of shade for re-wearing a dress that Kate Moss already sported, but this little punky pop singer made it work for her. We’re pairing this fishnet number with our favorite chainlink fullsize umbrella. Something tells us Miley would dig it!
Dylan Lauren shied away from darker colors (we like it!) and chose to go with a white & gold number for the PUNK show this year. We love the gold accents along the sleeves and we would totally pair this beauty with our grass gold compact umbrella. A very Midas look indeed.
Kirsten Dunst went for an interesting punk ensemble for this year’s gala. Girl was not afraid of some feathers – but we think the dress is really working for her. A little bit of chaos among beauty. We would totally pair our green geo compact umbrella with her look. We think everyone would just be green with envy!
Our final wild child fashion write up goes to the always trend-pushing Ashley Olsen and her orange number. The dress seems like the perfect burst of bright color on a night full of a little of black dresses. We like that she’s not afraid to push the envelope and we would totally pair this little firecracker with our brushwood orange travel umbrella. Ashley could even store it in one of those sleeves of hers!
Tell us who your fashion favorites are from this year’s Met Gala! Did we miss any major trend-setters or trend-topplers? You tell us!
With spring in full bloom, that means it’s horse racing season all over the country. We love the festiveness that goes into putting together a derby outfit and we’ve put together our derby looks for 2013 below.
Nudes, browns & golds will be huge at this year’s derby. While keeping the shift dress simple, it’s good to gold bold with metallic accessories such as the sturdy fullsize gold blur umbrella (to shield from the harsh race day sun!) and gold stacked bracelets. Keeping the shoes as an understated accessory ties the look together and let’s everyone focus on the fabulous hat.
Our dashing derby look goes for a bit more flare with bold poppy red accessories such as a red facisnator headband and an adorable red clutch purse. The patterned print on the dress allows so simple accessories like a gold and black necklace and simple wedges shoes.
Our delightful derby look encompasses all our favorite elements of spring. A bright yellow dress gives off a sunshine like vibe when paired with a simple pair of brown sandals and a brown straw hat. A little yellow crossbody bag over the shoulder to store your race day program is the perfect way to cap off the outfit!
Pixar is lined up to release the much anticipated “Monsters University” in June 2013. They have released a preview of the digital short that will preimer prior to the movie, “The Blue Umbrella“. The Wall Street Journal reports; “The film is about a blue umbrella that notices and fancies a red umbrella. Their budding attraction is interrupted by distance and the forces of nature, until objects on the street come to life to help them reunite.”
The idea behind the short film; “Unseld, a 36-year-old German native who has worked for Pixar since 2008, got the idea when he was walking in San Francisco one rainy day and he saw an umbrella lying in the gutter. “It was the saddest thing,” he said. “I stood there and wondered what had happened to him. I think that was when I got the idea of giving him a story.”
Many are wondering if this will be a new spin on the 1954 Disney short film “The Ballad of Johnnie Fedora & Alice Bluebonnet“. Another sweet love story about two hats who fall in love but are seperated by circumstances out of their control.
We’re eagerly awaiting to see if it is true umbrella love! Will you be headed to theaters to see Monsters University & The Blue Umbrella?
Pantone has once again released their fashion color trend report by announcing the 2013 Pantone Spring Colors. Pantone also announced the office color of the 2013 year is Emerald. We have to admit, each of these color choices are swoon worthy and we’re totally inspired. Yellows, greens, reds & blues, oh my!
We’re ready to pair up our favorite colorful TRAY6 umbrellas with our top choices from the spring color report!
Poppy Red and our Fullsize Red Perch Stick Umbrella: +
Lemon Zest and our Yellow Tulip T6 Travel Umbrella:
Nectarine and our Orange Blur Compact Umbrella:
Monaco Blue and our Rich Blue Bloom Compact Umbrella:
Which Pantone color is your favorite? How are you pairing it with your spring fashion trends? Are you ready to take on spring rain showers in style?
Sometimes you need an umbrella on a sunny day – in your drink! Are you thinking of welcoming spring with a social get together? Try some of this cute colorful umbrella drink recipes next time you’re hosting a spring time party.
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Pineapple juice
1 oz Cream of Coconut
1 tsp Sugar
Mix all ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice cubes. Strain into an old fashioned glass half filled with crushed ice.
Decorate with a pretty pink umbrella and strawberries or a slice of pineapple.
A Day At The Beach
1 oz Malibu rum
1/2 oz Amaretto
4 oz orange juice, unsweetened
1/2 oz Grenadine
Shake rum, amaretto, and orange juice with ice. Pour into a highball glass half filled with crushed ice.
Top with grenadine. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a yellow umbrella.
2 oz tequila
4 oz orange juice
3/4 oz grenadine
Mix tequila and orange juice in a shaker; pour into a highball glass filled with ice.
Pour grenadine in slowly so it floats on top.
The Umbrella Flower
Want to dress up your spring time cocktail? Try The Umbrella Flower.
Spring Break is right around the corner & it’s time to head to the beach! We love catching some rays on the golden sand while reading a good book and watching the ocean roll in. We have compiled a checklist to make sure your spring break at the beach is perfect!
We’re always excited when the spring thaw begins to take over and we can finally shake off the winter blues! We also get to start preparing for spring rain showers. Which means its time to debut our umbrella designs for spring.
It’s always nice to have a small umbrella to tuck into your cute clutch and dash out the door to join friends. That why our Cute Daisy Purple Travel Umbrella makes the perfect companion for a rainy spring day!
Need a black umbrella that matches every outfit you have? Then you can’t afford to let our Black Brushwood Travel Umbrella slip through your clutches. This adorable umbrella makes a statement while always keeping you dry!
Are you planning a baby shower and looking for a unique theme to delight the mom-t0-be? Why not throw an umbrella themed baby shower! We’ll share some cute baby shower ideas all centered around the umbrella below!
Baby Shower Umbrella Invitations.
Etsy is a great place to find unique baby shower invitations for your upcoming shower. Designers like moonscapehandmade sell adorable baby shower invites featuring this cute white umbrella & hearts raining down!
Sweet Umbrella Cookie Treats.
Sweet treats are a huge part of a baby shower. Contact your local bakery to help design adorable cookies to match the theme of your umbrella baby shower. Pink umbrellas for a baby girl and blue umbrellas for a little boy. These adorable green umbrella cookies were whipped up by Baking For Good. They’re almost too cute to eat!
Don’t forget favors for all your baby shower guests! Order up some blue umbrellas or pink umbrellas (depending on the baby’s gender) to keep your guests dry during the next rain shower they face! Perfect for a spring time shower!
At TRAY6 we believe in high fashion & high function when it comes to umbrella design. However, we’ve come across some interesting umbrella designs out there in the world. Some are quite funny. Some leave us scratching our heads. See for yourself.
Do you have a significant other that you find yourself the need to share your umbrella with? Why not take a note from designer Jasmine Rasnahan and enjoy this tandem black umbrella! Perfect for a romantic stroll in the rain.
White Cloud Umbrella
Want to blend in with the rainy day around you? Why not have this inflatable white cloud umbrella designed by Joonsoo Kim. While a cute rain umbrella – better hope for no sudden rain storms because this unique umbrella requires inflation for each use.
Black Golf Club Umbrella
Do you find yourself in the mood to hit golf balls of the tee every time it rains? Well this interesting umbrella has two features. When not in use as a basic black umbrella, you can whip it around and whack a few balls. Perfect for all your country club pals.
Samurai Sword Umbrella
Find yourself in the need to dual during a downpour? Well this umbrella tends to fool passerby’s into thinking you’re toting a samurai sword based on its sword like handle. Probably not the umbrella to tote through security at the airport!