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!
What will you be wearing the derby this year?
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?
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!
Spring Break Beach Checklist:
1. A swimsuit
2. A big beach hat to shade you from the sun
3. Towel or beach blanket – to lay out on the sand
4. Comfortable & stylist flip flops to keep your feet from getting too hot
5. Sunscreen! Self explanatory.
9. Chic Sunglasses
10. A bottle of water to stay hydrated
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.
Our favorite blue umbrella for spring 2013 is our T6 Navy Tulip Travel Umbrella.
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!
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!
The Pop Pop Bang Bang Project is the brainchild of photographer Thomas Brown & creative director Anna Burns. While the exhibit focuses on exploring the masculine world of B-Movies and juxtaposed it with on traditional British landscape, we were immediately drawn to the project for the artist’s use of umbrellas as a medium. The project is currently on display at Mother agency in east London. The artist used umbrellas to recreate scenes that are highly popular in B-Movies – such as car explosions and guns.
They also created put together a video of the umbrellas in action. You can see the video & read a bit more about the project here. Be warned that the video does contain some adult content that the artist’s incorporated into their homage to B-movies.
You can find more information on the artists & this project at www.thomasbrown.info – www.annaburns.net & www.motherlondon.com.
It’s hard to believe another inauguration has come & gone! President Obama was sworn in for another 4 years of office as the POTUS and everyone who was anyone was there in attendance. Amidst the crowds we spotted several exciting fashion trends! We’re taking a look at what was hot on such a cold, cold day & which stylish TRAY6 umbrella they could have been toting along with them. The Obama family was at the height of style with the youngest Obama girls wearing coats by J.Crew & Kate Spade in gorgeous shades of plum & regency purple.
We’re thankful it didn’t rain on the big celebration, but we do know we have some fabulous umbrellas that could be paired with each of Obama’s favorite gals! Malia sported a very rich plum coat in the chilly air and we know it would have pair fabulously with our travel size daisy plum umbrella. She could have tucked it right into her pocket! And Sasha would have looked dashing under our squire blue compact folding umbrella. With it’s hook handle, she could have easily draped it over her wrist for easy transport.
Some other famous faces that attended the inauguration included Beyonce & husband Jay-Z. Both looked fetching in sleek black attire which would have gone perfectly with one of our favorite large umbrellas. Just enough room for two under our full-size black chain link umbrella.
Kelly Clarkson looked adorable in her burgundy plum coat. She would have looked even more stylish tucked under our medium compact flower print folding umbrella to keep her curls dry & extra bouncy!
What fashions were your favorite from the the 2013 Inauguration?? Which TRAY6 umbrella would you tote with you to see the President?
Accessories can make or break any outfit. And in fashion, rocking accessories is a major part of shaping trends up and down the runway. We want to share some of our favorite autumn accessories & show you what’s on our “must have” list this season!
First up, headware! Hats are a must-wear this fall and are the perfect accessory on a bright & crisp day. Whether you’re rocking the fedora while attending a craft fair or laying out in the leaves with your favorite wide-brim hat, you’ll be sure to protect your fair skin! A double bonus to this accessory! And for the evening time, rock a braided headband for a chic, but messy, hair style!
Second (and one of our personal favorites!) are fun clutches! Colorful clutches have made their return as the must-have hand bag.You can jazz up any outfit with this tote-able accessory. They’re perfect for a night out, or if you just don’t want to lug around a giant tote bag. Do you really need to carry books & water bottles while out shopping? Ditch the clutter for a cute compact clutch! Check out some of our autumn favorites below!
And third, but definitely an accessory trend we want to see last, are cocktail rings. These beauties are on every available finger this fall! Whether you’re just dressing up jeans & a tshirt or the hostess for a major bash – you’ll want to rock the gems everywhere!
So what accessories are you rocking this fall?? What should we add to our must-have list?? Which of these accessory trends will stick around til 2013??