Parasols have been quite popular this summer (and in summers’ past). I love the traditional, yet unexpected, feel it gives to the outfits. (These girls from yesterday’s post on pink shoes nail the charming nature of parasols.)

In honor of the hot hot sun that seems to have taken up permanent residence in the New York City sky, here are some pictures of some ladies (and the occasional gentleman) with fancy umbrellas staying cool in the shade.