As you've probably realized, wearing a face mask in the middle of summer isn't the easiest thing to do, but do it we must. The thing that's making it easier for me is finding actually stylish ones that I can coordinate with my outfits. Of course, face masks weren't intended to be fashion accessories, but they're kind of the first thing you see when you look at someone, as they take up a significant portion of your face.
As someone who loves accessories, I've really embraced masks, and will even buy a new one to match one specific outfit (see above, I'm not ashamed…). As time goes by and it becomes clear that daily mask-wearing is here to stay for a while, brands are really stepping up with iterations that are increasingly stylish and comfortable to wear. It's so overwhelming that I even had to start a Pinterest board to keep track of them all.
Since, as you can see, I'm kind of a stylish face-mask expert at this point, I've compiled 27 that I love the most and have a hunch you will too. Scroll to see what I mean.
As far as face masks go, this one is stunning.
PATCHWORK EMBROIDERED FACE MASK GIVA MADE FROM VINTAGE SARI'S
FASHIONABLE FACE MASK
We can all do our part to reduce the risks of COVID-19 and there are fashionable ways to do it! Pick a Bohemian face mask that is washable and lined with linen. Silk face masks can be light and soft on the skin and when it’s time to party how about a sassy sequin-splattered alternative?
Mix and match for the occasion or the day. For a scorching hot summer weather lean towards breathable, cotton masks and on those cool nights you can be armed with softly-lined, exotic, embroidered masks.
Let’s have fun and dress ourselves with a different face mask for every occasion!
SILK EMBROIDERED FACE MASK TIFFANY
Safety, with a sense of style
Naturally surgical masks should be saved for frontline workers, so the considerate solution is to use cloth face-covers which offer the next-best protective solution. Designers everywhere have stepped up to the task of keeping us fashionably covered. The shape, shades, prices, look may vary but they all serve the one goal, keeping those Covid-19 droplets from spreading!
Face covers are now available in various styles and materials - and we will sample some below - the fashion industry has really responded to our current needs in creative and resourceful ways! In this age of pandemic, fashion masks can give protection as well as a sense of individuality. Safety is offered in a variety of trendy options, from luxurious velvet, to hot pink snazzy terry cloth, to the artsy custom-made pièce de résistance, such as those hand-made from vintage fabrics - the diversity of style is endless.
Cloth face masks should be embraced as a fashion phenomenon!
VELVET EMBROIDERED FACE MASK ROXANNA
Washable and reusable
Consideration for the environment is no less important than being fashionable and aesthetically pleasing. Cloth masks are eco-friendly, reducing the waste of disposable masks. Cloth face masks can be washed and reused, helping with sustainability. Since they are small items, even the Bohemian fabric and glitter-studded materials talked about below are easy to keep clean. Hygiene is the word on the streets! PS. Don’t forget to wash your hands!
Comfortable and practical: adjustable face mask neck straps
Nonessential but useful, face mask neck straps are now available so that you can hang your face masks on your neck and keep that face covering close-by at all times. The straps are sometimes sewn on to the mask in a way they can be adjusted. Also, on the market are removable straps that can be transferred from mask to mask: the beaded ones invoke a tribal trend while cloth ones offer comfort and practicality. With the face mask hanging around your neck, you can put it on and take it off as you need and adjust the tightness of the earloops. When you are jogging alone along a path you might not need to have the mask on but when you pass others it’s super accessible to just slip on your protective gear. By using the face mask neck strap, almost like a necklace or the strap to hold your reading glasses, you can always have the mask on your person. Make the strap long or short, secured-tightly, or loosely fitting, as you prefer.
SILK FACE MASK TIJANA (PINK)
How fashion masks are looking in 2020
Below we will see some varieties on offer in 2020, and no doubt onto 2021 there will be more choices and an assortment of innovations to make the face covering more convenient and inherent in our daily lives.
So, what is the best way to choose our face mask? Should we follow the trends of IG fashionistas and celebrities? Or keep it simple with comfortable face masks that have soft lining? Do we want to have unique, one of a kind face mask? How about supporting charities through our purchase? Face mask with filter, or no? Do the best masks have a nose-bridge? Adjustable strap or ear loops? Well, you CAN have all the above. After all, how many face masks will you need? How about one for every occasion?
SEQUIN EMBROIDERED FACE MASK SHIRIN
The mix and match style box
Silk face masks can be light and soft on the skin, velvet will give you the chic look and when it’s time to party how about a sassy sequin-splattered alternative? An unbleached organic material might be suitable for some, a transparent plastic face cover may be suitable for others. Mix and match for the occasion or the day. For a scorching hot summer weather lean towards breathable, cotton masks and on those cool nights you can be armed with soft-lined, exotic, embroidered masks. Have a mask to go with your Boho dress yet? And what about a pastel color one for your flowery dress? Let’s have fun and dress ourselves with a different fashion face mask for every occasion! The face mask strap holder can be transferred to your current mask, unless you want to have a variety of those too! The colorful, beaded mask strap holders can match many styles.
EMBROIDERED PATCHWORK FACE MASK GIVA X FREE PEOPLE
EMBROIDERED PATCHWORK FACE MASK GIVA (PINK)
Glitter and Gold
Also available are glittery face masks will keep you safe at any disco dance. Be different, be unique, be the sparkle of any event – whether the black tie gala that raises funds for COVID-relief as suggested by networkforgood.com or a socially-distancing block party: we would be able to resume out-door gatherings if we stay safe and alert. We are doing it for our own safety after all! Until we are free to mingle, we can at least keep up the party spirit in our fashion choices.
Take a break from belting out the Queen favorite and wrap yourself up with some ethnic style. Unique and exotic, these bright, hand sewn face masks on Momonewyork.com can be washed and reused. So even though we need to have a break from crooning ‘Kodachrome’ in public but we can still have the ‘nice bright colors’ and ‘think all the world’s a sunny day’ (oh yeah) with these multicolored Bohemian face masks. Each one is different so you will be exceptional in your one-of-a-kind handmade individualized mask. People will be humming “isn’t they lovely” under their masks when they see you!
EMBROIDERED PATCHWORK FACE MASK GIVA (white)
VELVET EMBROIDERED FACE MASK X FREE PEOPLE MOMO
X FREE PEOPLE LIMITED EDITION FACE MASK
IINDIGO PATCHWOK FACE MASK
SILK EMBROIDERED FACE MASK
EEMBROIDERED PATCHWORK FACE MASK GIVA (black)
EEMBROIDERED SILK COTTON FACE MASK ASLI
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