The umbrella is probably close to the bottom of your list of stylish items that you were thinking of buying. For a long time it was for me too. In fact I hated using an umbrella at all because it was one more thing I had to carry. But it only takes one time of having to sit in the office, clothes soaked from the rain, to realize that an umbrella is worth keeping around.
The previous umbrella I had was nothing special. It was a plain black umbrella. It recently broke so I was in the market for a new one. I wasn’t up for paying for an expensive/designer one because I don’t believe it’s worth it. But I know I wanted to try something stylish this time around.