The use of the parasol is believed to date back to ancient Egypt, where it was used to protect Egyptian royalty from the sun. The parasol’s use then spread to other countries and eras, in which the device was still largely viewed as a symbol of nobility and wealth. Better known as umbrellas today, the updated parasol is meant to protect its user more often from rain than sunlight. Furthermore, since it is now commonly seen as a personal item, you’ll find that umbrellas come in a variety of deigns and models. Before you step out on the next gloomy day, be sure not to overlook this dandy detail. Your life choices create your lifestyle.