The most universal fashion item right now? The stylish face mask, of course. At RLS, we believe you should always make an effort to feel and look put-together, even while running errands or taking your kids to the park. That’s why we have rounded up some of our favorite stylish face masks for you this week, including relevant commentary. Reusable, reversible, disposable, and antimicrobial! Whatever you want, we’ve got a stylish face mask for that!
Fashionable Face Masks in Prints
Prints make us HAPPY! Let’s get ourselves over the pandemic panic with some fashionable prints, shall we?
The Peach Reusable Face Masks, made from unused legging fabric, are reversible to a solid color. Perfect for your athleisure look, they also carry stylish face masks with adjustable ear loops, and other reversible patterns for men, women, and kids. Mr. Real Life Style loves his camo patterned face mask and I get stopped constantly about the splatter paint pattern above.
Lele Sadoughi has sold 500,000 face masks! See this quote from Women’s Wear Daily last week: In the past six months she’s set the bar for COVID-19-era accessorizing, continuing to innovate and lifting her business to record 2020 revenues with matching mommy-and-me masks, pearl and lucky charm-studded masks, leopard-print silk scarf masks and, coming soon, winter gaiter masks with filter pockets — all of which match back to her signature knotted pearl headbands, cat-eye sunglasses and crystal lily statement earrings.
Kyle and I both love the Indiblossom Face Masks, as do our clients. I have the more practical grey and black (with the beautiful birds of course!) and Kyle has the more colorful options. Need some compliments to brighten your day? Wear an Indiblossom Face Mask. Not only are they fashionable, but Indiblossom masks are soooo comfortable. I swear the designer found a way to get an extra air pocket in there!
Want a high fashion face mask in a gorgeous pattern that fits well? Demestik has your back. Once on their Etsy page, you get to choose from three of their 18 insanely gorgeous patterns. Good luck narrowing it down to only three! And check out their crazy bow-tie sculpted masks!
Governor Andrew Cuomo, his daughter Mariah Kennedy Cuomo and The RealReal selected more than two dozen designers to create masks as part of New York’s “Mask Up” campaign. All limited edition designs, including the Tanya Taylor Satin Tie Dye Mask Set above, will be sold on The RealReal. Five masks are released every Monday through November, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Feeding America, the New York COVID-19 Relief Fund and Nurse Heroes.
I have not ordered the Liberty London Assorted Upcycled Tana Lawn Cotton Face Coverings for myself because I was too impatient for Liberty to come out with their own masks. To be fair, they were busy making PPE for health workers in their amazing patterns. In the meantime, I had my tailor make up stylish face masks from Liberty fabric I already owned. They are light and comfortable and the patterns make me super happy!
Mr. Real Life Style ordered 10 Marine Layer Reusable Masks at the beginning of the pandemic, when it was hard to find any kind of comfortable mask. It was so early that there was only a sketch of a surgical mask on the website, not even a photograph! Thankfully they showed up in a cute t-shirt grey and all the boys have been wearing them ever since. You now have a choice of stylish patterns and solids.
I don’t even have words for the fabulousness of this stylish face mask by Kurt Geiger. I mean, how could you have a bad day while wearing a rainbow face mask?
Feminine camo? Yes, please!
Diop has a bunch of amazing prints available in contoured face masks. Check them all out and choose your favorite!
Dressy Face Masks
When was the last time you wore a little sparkle? Seriously though, life cycle events are still going on, albeit distanced and masked. You’ll need a stylish face mask for that.
This is the mask Kyle wore for her wedding!
Because you never know when you’ll need a sexy face mask to match your little black dress (insert crying laughing emoji here)?
Stylish Face Masks for Exercise
I haven’t bought an exercise mask yet, have you? Let me know in the comments. I’m thinking I might need to because I get so sweaty when I go bike riding with a mask on, or even take a vigorous walk. The Uniqlo Airism Face Mask is especially intriguing to me.
Statement Face Masks
Election day may be soon, but that doesn’t mean we should quiet down. See also the first mask in the disposable face mask section below.
Face Masks with Special Features
Not every mask is just a mask. Brands are coming out with stylish masks that also have special properties, such as moisture-wicking, anti-microbial, and water-repellant finishes. Stay tuned for masks that mimic skin care treatments!
Night’s moisture-wicking bamboo mask is made to keep skin cool and dry for sweat-free use.
This mask is made with an antibacterial, water-repellent treatment and has an included filter.
Bilio’s masks are made from a recycled polyester yarn blend. A portion of its proceeds are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Made with the same fabric as their scrubs and treated with Silvadur antimicrobial preservative technology, the Jaanuu mask also comes in matching kids prints!
For every mask purchased, a mask is donated to front line workers. These are made with antimicrobial fabric with a built in filter.
Disposable Face Masks
Sometimes you just need a disposable face mask, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable. Every time I see someone in a plain blue disposable face mask I think, but why? You can now buy disposable masks in chic black and trendy star and watercolor prints, among many other options. Make sure to double check the ship time on any masks not Made in the USA.
Evolvetogether makes affordable, single-use medical masks that are light and ultra-breathable. They’ve partnered with i am a voter.™ to support voter participation and (safely) get out the vote. They’re donating a portion of the proceeds to i am a voter.™ and medical-grade masks to various election sites. Evolvetogether is keeping folks safe at the voting booth, plus each mask is stamped with the coordinates of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
WeCare makes many patterns and solids, for kids and adults, all sold individually wrapped. FYI, these ship quickly.
Every time I think I’ve nailed the kids’ face masks, they grow or figure out how to chew holes in them or something. It is always something! My point is, it’s always good to have options. Your kids also deserve to wear a stylish face mask.
One more disposable option! I love that these come individually wrapped so you can keep them in your car, purse, or kid’s backpack in case of emergency. They have a bunch of colors and patterns for kids, including a multipack.
My 2 year old niece wore the Elmo Citizens of Humanity Sesame Street Child Mask as part of her Elmo Halloween costume! Could you just die of cuteness? Mom and Dad got the adult version of Cookie Monster and Big Bird to go along with the theme.
I just ordered these for James(6). His nose is so little that everything falls off it when he talks. I’m hoping the pleated fabric will help. For every package of masks purchased, Nordstrom will donate a mask to help protect kids and families.
James may get a pack of these for one night of Hanukkah! His original Minions mask is from so early in the pandemic you only needed one mask, ha ha. Of course it no longer fits him properly and we both miss it.
Facing mask resistance? Let your kids create their own stylish face mask!
Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.
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