5 Of Our Favourite FASHIONABLE Face Coverings
Yes, face coverings CAN be fashionable. And we’re going to prove it to you…
From the 24 July, face masks will become mandatory in all shops in a bid to try and slow the spread of COVID-19. (Wearing a mask alone doesn’t make you immune from Coronavirus, however. But wearing a mask in as many enclosed spaces as possible, alongside social distancing and hand hygiene, will certainly do its bit!)
As we still want to save the disposable masks for the NHS and other medical professionals, we are being encouraged to go down the reusable mask route. And that works out very well for us, because we can actually have a bit of fun with them. A surgical mask is definitely not going to go with the rest of our perfectly thought-out outfit (believe us, we’ve been planning our outfits for months during lockdown)!
If you haven’t got yours yet, or you just want to add even more to your collection – which is highly recommended since you have to replace them every four hours and wash them every single time after use, so it makes sense to have a few – then here are a few of our current favourites…
ASOS Animal Print Face Masks
Carole Baskin, eat your heart out. These are the masks for all the cool cats and kittens (sorry, not sorry) in the world. If you want to command attention and show that you are still fierce and fearless in the height of a global pandemic, then we really couldn’t think of a better combination of masks.
Leopard print or tiger print, you don’t have to choose as you can have both! The ASOS animal print face masks are perfect to wear with a matching animal print dress, or just to jazz up an otherwise plain ensemble. Add to cart!
Black Antibacterial Face Masks
Just as the LBD has become a fashion staple, we predict that the LBFM – little black face mask, if you will – is going to have the same fate. Akin to a goes-with-everything black bag, a black face mask (or five) should be on your list if you want something versatile and hardworking.
As you can imagine, there are hundreds of black face coverings available, from chic and delicate ones to more sturdy ones that offer a bit more protection. We love the Pacamask covering in particular because it’s made with a double antibacterial fabric with Silver Ion technology, which kills 99% of bacteria for up to 50 washes.
Another great one is the Casetify black face mask, not only as it comes with a filter which offers that extra layer of protection, but also because of the ‘Buy One, Donate One’ scheme. For every one mask which is purchased, one mask is donated to a healthcare worker. Win, Win!
Topshop Rainbow Face Mask
Joseph and the Technicolour Facemask. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? We are obsessed with this rainbow face mask, and think it will brighten up any outfit, and bring a smile to anyone’s face when they wear it. How can it not?
The best thing about this Topshop rainbow face covering is that Topshop are donating every single penny of the profits to NHS Charities Together. Because if anyone is going to benefit from this pandemic, it should be the NHS; are we right?
River Island Floral Print Face Coverings
Yes, you can still be feminine and summery while wearing a face covering; and these River Island beauties are proof. We would love to see these prints on a summer maxi, and a face covering is no different.
If you’re not jetting off to sunnier climes this summer (join the club!) then this mask will at the very least, inject some fun, holiday vibes into your life.
And if you are lucky enough to be going somewhere tropical, then these River Island reusable masks will definitely get you in the holiday mood while you’re in the airport and on the plane.
Slip Silk Reusable Silk Face Covering
We’ve saved the most luxurious one for last. Specially woven with a mulberry silk exterior and a cotton interior, the Slip mask from Look Fantastic is the best of both worlds. Save for your most decadent of ensembles, and for when you’re going ‘out out’.
And if you’re having a very small, socially distanced outside wedding this summer (think Princess Beatrice’s wedding) then this would be the perfect accompaniment. You could even match your bridesmaids dresses and bridal shoes to it!
Remember, don’t touch your mask once you’ve put it on. If you need to readjust it, use antibacterial gel or wash your hands immediately afterwards.