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!
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!
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!
If we’re not out and about in the rain, we like to store away the trusty umbrellas and tuck in for a good movie. Being big umbrella lovers we love films that feature our favorite stylish accessory. We’re sharing our top movie choices that feature fashionable (and functional!) umbrellas.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
Of course a movie featuring an adorable shop girl who has her own umbrella store would be a go-to film for a rainy day. The story of this quaint little umbrella shop girl and her boyfriend the mechanic. Watching their sweet relationship unfold before finding out he will have to enlist in the army, leaving his girlfriend behind with a tough decision to make in his absence. This film is said to have launched Catherine Deneuve’s career and we can totally see why. The colors throughout the movie make it one of our most favorite foreign films! The clip below features one of our favorite love songs, but it also features all the trendy umbrellas & bicycles walking through the quiet french streets (oh-la-la!).
One of the greatest musicals with some of today’s most memorable songs. Everyone’s favorite practical and a wee bit quirky nanny is famous for flying off under her sturdy full sized black umbrella as she bids the Banks family a silent farewell. The umbrella and parasol theme is quite present throughout the entire film. Nanny Poppins trades in her trusty black umbrella with its less than comfortable bird handle after her arrival for a dainty compact white parasol when she & Bert take the Banks kids on an adventure. Nanny Poppins is even seen dancing with that small lace parasol when she & Bert (Dick VanDyke) do one of the most memorable songs from any childhood “Supercalifragilisticexpialidoscious”. A personal favorite is “Step In Time” performed by Bert & his fellow chimney sweeps – with you guessed it, chimney sweeps that resemble large black umbrellas!
Speaking of musicals featuring umbrellas – did you know TRAY6 umbrellas featured in a musical that’s a bit more recent. Our full size grass green umbrellas made a cameo appearance in the newer hit classic, High School Musical 3.
High School Musical 3.
This peppy conclusion to the HSM series features the gang’s senior year with just the same amount of high-energy dance numbers that are sure to dance away any rainy day blues you may have. Did you know our Grass Green Umbrellas make a cameo appearance in one of the musical numbers? Try and sneak a peek next time you watch it!
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?
Made famous by the one and only Gene Kelly – this catchy chorus is often the first song that pops into our head when storm clouds come through (or sometimes in the shower in the morning!). “Singing In The Rain” was from the screenplay by the same name and starts with Gene Kelly shooing his driver away so he can do…well, what else, sing in the rain! He tucks his large black umbrella over his shoulder and belts out a song that encouraged most of us to enroll in tap-dancing classes.
From the King himself – this rainy day ballad made plenty of gals wish for a rainy day just to hear Elvis sing. “All I Needed Was The Rain” was made famous in the movie “Stay Away Joe”. Elvis croons out in the rain without an umbrella in sight and gets soaked along with his K9 pals. We bet he wishes he had one or two trusty umbrellas laying around by the end of filming this scene.
By no means was this her first chart-topping hit, but Rihanna became a house-hold name after her summer smash hit “Umbrella” hit radios. The song’s catchy chorus had everyone saying umbrella-ella-ella for months following. Anytime someone asks about songs with umbrellas – this is usually the song that comes to mind. We love her use of a sturdy big black umbrella as a dance prop in her music video (which also featured Jay-Z!).
Other Rainy Day Songs We Love:
Boyz II Men “Can You Stand The Rain”
XTC “1,000 Umbrellas”
10,000 Maniacs “Rainy Day”
Dog’s Eye View “Umbrella” (From the 90′s hit movie Can’t Hardly Wait)