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7 fashionable face masks to match your personal style

7 Fashionable Face Masks to Match Your Personal Style

Is anyone else struggling with the new must-have (literally) accessory everyone has been wearing? We’re talking about face masks! While the single-use light blue medical face masks may do the job, they just don’t cut it when it comes to your style. Face masks are now a necessary accessory to outfits, but they can actually elevate your ensemble rather than taking it down! 

 

Not only that, reusable cloth face masks can easily be made using fabric scraps. On a small scale, that means you could easily DIY your own using the excess from a sewing project. On a much larger scale, fashion brands are finding ways to use the excess fabrics that are leftover from manufacturing to create masks that fit seamlessly into their collections. Plus, they’re more sustainable!

 

A quick note on what to look out for when fashionable face mask shopping – there are a couple of things to keep in mind!

  • Is it machine-washable? This is a lifesaver!
  • How many layers does it have? This plays a huge role in how effective it is. Look for at least two layers. The option to add another filter is a plus!
  • What are the straps like? Nothing is worse than having a mask that tugs at your ears all day! Are the straps adjustable! Do they have different sizes for different sized faces?

Know the Difference Between a Face Mask and a Face Covering

Face masks are more form-fitting and “tailored” to cover the mouth and up over the nose. Face coverings are usually a rectangular piece of fabric that is folded so it can be expanded and stretched over the face.

Buy fashionable face masks from local designers.

We’ve been looking high and low for creative, fashionable face masks that can match almost any personal style. Most of these are also made by local and independent designers so you can support another person’s hard-earned side gig! Here are 7 of our favorite fashionable face masks to match your personal style.

 

Knotzland: The masks at Knotzland can fit any style! This designer is local to Pittsburgh and they specialize in using sustainable deadstock fabric (fabric that was produced but never used) to keep it out of landfills. Their fabrics range from vibrant African patterns to antique paisley, and florals. In many cases, they can make matching bow ties cut from the same fabric! The cherry on top? They are a member of the Mask Makers community that donates face masks to front line workers!

  • Machine Washable ✔
  • Woman-owned ✔
  • Multiple sizes ✔
  • Multiple layers ✔

 

Courtyard LA: For vintage lovers and adventure seekers, Courtyard LA’s face masks are perfect for you! One-of-a-kind face masks are sold in sets of three and each is made using a mystery deadstock vintage fabric with unique embellishments. They’re girly, fun, and vintage, and they make a statement on their own!

  • Machine Washable  ✔
  • Woman-owned?
  • Multiple sizes ✘
  • Multiple layers ✔

 

Chrissy Wai Ching: This Etsy seller, Chrissy Wai Ching, makes beautiful, hand washable silk face coverings! They are hand-dyed using natural dyes so no two masks are the same! They can be dressed up for ephemeral night-out outfits or worn every day to add a delicate pop of color to any outfit.

  • Machine Washable ✘ hand wash only
  • Woman-owned ✔
  • Multiple sizes ✔
  • Multiple layers ✔

 

OnGuardCrafts: This is another Etsy seller, OnGuardCrafts, with an interesting take on fashionable face mask design! This mask comes with a matching headband to own your look. The elastic bands of the mask actually attach to buttons on the sides of the headband so the mask is held up without tugging on your ears! This one is perfect for gym go-ers and front line workers who have to wear a mask all day and it comes in black and cheetah print!

  • Machine Washable  ✔
  • Woman-owned?
  • Multiple sizes ✘
  • Multiple layers ✔

 

Hemlock: If you love earth-tones and eco-friendly fashion, Hemlock is right up your alley. Hemlock’s face coverings are made from double-layered vintage cotton bandanas. You won’t find anyone else wearing the same one as you!

  • Machine Washable  ✔
  • Woman-owned ✔
  • Multiple sizes ✘
  • Multiple layers ✔

 

Skims: Skims is a super-chic and incredibly popular shapewear brand founded by Kim Kardashian and now, they’ve turned to face masks! If your closet is mostly comprised of neutral colors or if you want your clothes to make the statement, not your mask, then these reusable face masks are perfect for you. They come in four different skin tones as well as black so your clothes can do the talking!

  • Machine Washable  ✘ hand wash
  • Woman-owned ✔
  • Multiple sizes ✘
  • Multiple layers ✔

 

Lykke Wullf: These zero-waste face masks come in curated packs of 3 and 6 for the woman who wants to live your best life by making each day something new! Sets include warm tones (perfect for fall), tie-dye, and greens that will help you transition to colder weather.

  • Machine Washable  ✔ 
  • Woman-owned ✔
  • Multiple sizes ✘
  • Multiple layers ✔
Fashionable face masks can elevate your outfit

Covid-19 has altered our daily routines and the ways we navigate the workplace. Whether you like it or not, face masks are now a part of women’s fashion and women’s health. No matter what your personal style is, there are plenty of face masks that can elevate your outfits as a reflection of your own unique style! 

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