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    Posted on Aug 9, 2017

    Guys, I've Been Thinking: Parasols Need To Come Back In Style Right Now

    We can make this happen.

    If you're at least somewhat pale, you probably know the struggle of trying to stay out of the menacing sun's rays. And even if you're not, I bet you've felt uncomfortable under direct sunlight for too long.

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    And that's why, dear friends, I propose to you all the return of an old– nay, ANCIENT– friend: the parasol. AKA: an umbrella, but for the sun.

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    Now, I'm sure you've seen a parasol or two before in imagery of times gone by– hell, even Mary Poppins had one.

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    But parasols don't have to just be a relic of the past! Climate change is upon us, people! We need shade more than ever!

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    If you're like me, you obviously know the importance of sunscreen, but you're still constantly on edge for fear that your skin will be baked to a damn crisp anytime you go outside.

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    And before you say anything, I KNOW it's an extra thing to carry, but it's also an awesome fashion accessory, so in my opinion, it's worth it.

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    I'm not saying parasols aren't already a thing right now. Some people are absolutely rocking them as we speak.

    The rest of us just need to get on their level.

    I mean, I live in New York City, the Big Apple, the #2 Fashion Capital of the World (according to a random website I just went to), and I think I've only seen one person carrying a parasol ever???

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    Fixed it.

    We've resurrected all sorts of things from the past, and the parasol should be the next big one.

    Some parasols are actually made to block UV rays, like this one from Amazon, that doubles as an umbrella.

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    This parasol can also handle rain, and has just the right amount of gothy vibes.

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    And this sweet lil' guy would be perfectly suited for a wedding or a walk through the park!

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    Because the sun hasn't burned out yet, but it's burning US.

    Let's make it socially acceptable to carry parasols so we can all be cute and burn-free at the same time. Deal?

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