In California and many other states, wearing a face mask in public is currently mandatory, effectively rendering lipstick insignificant in 2020.
With the face mask remaining a part of our “going-out” gear for an indefinite period of time, an investment in these 3 types of reusable cloth face masks could be a necessity for looking good the rest of the year. Not to mention economical masks are on the trend; moving quickly from frumpy after thought to relevant fashion accessory. Here are the must have masks of the year and what to style them with.
First of all neutrals and black and white masks are a must.
They are a throw on and go piece that can match almost anything really. The simplicity of neutral, solid colored masks really helps keep outfits classy during the time of their necessity.
But if you want to really maintain good style, whether it be elegant, edgy, colorful, or feminine; the following masks and styles have got you covered. They even come recommended by some of our favorite, fashionista celebrities.
From Lace detailing and embroidery, pearls and studs, to silky and satiny smooth finishes these masks add flair and class to any outfit. One or two masks with a fun texture or embellishment in your wardrobe are great because they can easily class up a casual outfit into date night wear, add edge to your look, or be used for fancy and special occasions. SKENNA PEARL EMBELLISHED FACE MASK BY CAELINYC, $35.00
This line is labeled bridal but these masks are perfect with their light neutral colors and detailed embellishments for everyday use. If you have an elegant and classy style, with lots of pastels or breezy fabrics these should pair easily.
LACE MASKS BYETSY
This mask proves that the best place for lace to be worn on is the face, it will add a girly touch to an outfit easily. Skirts, frills, culottes or something simpler, let lace add that touch of dainty.
MULBERRY SILK FACE MASK PINK BY BLISSY, $15.00
WOMEN’S SATIN NUDE TAPERED FACE MASK BY KGVCX AT ETSY, $31.95
Silky and Satiny masks are such a wonderful and classy texture for a mask to be. You can keep with neutrals, pastels or jump to a color that better matches your own wardrobe, and the sheen of the mask will just add that extra oomph of glamour to keep your outfit looking top notch. I recommend tapered cut for these kinds of masks. This cut form fits better to your face and creates a sleeker look.
LADY GAGA – DANGEROUS STUD AND CHAIN MASK
Not all textured and embellished masks have to be elegant or pretty, this dangerous and edgy mask is a dream. Leave it to Gaga to wear a mask that out textures them all.
BLACK SKY WITH STARS FACE MASK BY KIKIMORAFASHION$25
A much similar alternative to the stud fest that is Lady Gaga’s face mask, there is still edge and glamor in the studding and gemlike bedazzling of masks. Paired with embroidery, these kinds of masks can either add an edge to your outfit or make it look more expensive, which is a look in itself.
THE STATEMENT OR PATTERN MASK
Celebrity pulling the statement mask off? Katy Perry and her positivity of course!
KATY PERRY – SMILE STATEMENT MASK
Dang, look at that SMILE. Statement masks should be colorful, artistic, or say something fun. They are the outfit, and you work your wardrobe around this centerpiece. With these masks you want to make a statement and take full advantage of the fact that the face is the first place people look. Outfits should match the mask, rather than the other way around.
PAINT CAN FACE MASK BY MY TEOS , $15.00
Colorful, but intentional with its design some beautiful colorful outfits could be built around this mask. From acid wash jean jacket to yellow beach dress to pink crop top with some high waist jeans, this mask is a statement and so easy to pair.
BUTTERFLY MASK BY WILD AND FREE JEWELRY AT ETSY, $14.50
This mask is a statement…has that butterfly effect, and is just so easy to pair. This is a perfect example of working your outfit around a statement mask. Accessories upon accessories, if your mask has an animal or plant theme, pair it with some flower or butterfly pins and hair clips.
The key with statement or pattern masks is to not choose masks that have overly loud and obnoxious patterns or colors that might not match anything in your closet. You need to choose colors and patterns that you truly think are beautiful and can be paired with accessories and colors that already exist in your closet. Or that you would be willing to buy to pair with it, if you are just that inspired by a mask.
DUCHESS KATE – FLORAL MASK.
Duchess Kate’s pairing of this pure white dress with a subtle but colorful floral-patterned face mask is so lovely. The mask is the focal point, the place of color and intrigue, and the dress conveys a subtle backdrop, or canvas if you will. And if anyone knows class and style, it is the Duchess of Cambridge.
BONUS: FACE MASKS THAT MATCH YOUR SWIMSUIT
Well I mean, summer is here and Lizzo is doing fashion, safety, and fun right.
LIZZO– SWIMWEAR MASK
Many swimsuit brands sell facemasks to match their swimsuits. With the general trend of swimsuit styles and fabric designs for this summer, these masks couldn’t be any cuter. Some of my favorites belong to Dippin Daisy, whose masks I would consider wearing with my regular wardrobe.
ELECTRIC CAMO AND BURN TIE-DYE MASKS BY DIPPIN DAISYS SWIM WEAR, $10.00
Lipstick is out and face masks are in, so don’t forget to put a lot of thought into and have fun picking out the best ones for your wardrobe. Consider not only the purpose and place for the mask, but it’s texture, it’s colors, patterns, your wardrobes colors, fellow accessories, and desired convenience for pairing them.