what i wore diy striped umbrella

Photo courtesy of What I Wore

Inspired by a prop in the latest Shop Ruche look book, Jessica Quirk of What I Wore got creative and crafted her own striped umbrella.

Armed with all the necessary supplies -- black umbrella, ruler, tailor's chalk, white paint and a paintbrush -- the blogger opted for uniform one-inch stripes along the center and outer edges.

The rainy-day staple has an inherently retro feel, so it was only appropriate that Jessica pair her latest creation with an equally graphic black-and-white polka-dotted dress. We imagine that when she has to use the umbrella to stay dry she probably won't be wearing wedge sandals, but we love the ensemble all the same!

So head over to What I Wore for more images and details on the entire look. And don't forget to shop the selection of similar pieces below to recreate Jessica's outfit.