Face masks are going to be with us for a while. Instead of worrying about how these protective items of clothing are going to impact your fashion choices, why not use them to inspire you to try something new? There are countless fancy face mask fads doing the rounds on Instagram at the moment, and we’ve gathered some fashion-savvy favourites just for you! Here we go…
Who needs an excuse to amp up the bling? Face masks embellished with shimmering sequins, rhinestones, and diamante accessories are currently leading the race when it comes to face mask trends on social media. You can also go the whole hog and opt for a mirror-ball replica face mask reminiscent of Lady Gaga in her early music days.
If you’re after a feminine finishing touch for your winter outfit, you can’t go wrong with a touch of lovely lace on your face mask. Go classic with black lace or opt for vibrant colours for a modern, edgier appeal. Just be sure that the mask features multiple layers and the lace is a final adornment. Wearing a lace-only face mask obviously isn’t going to provide you and others with much protection, after all.
Patterns and prints
It would seem that animal print really is here to stay, with leopard and zebra print taking centre stage at the moment. Other popular patterns include African-inspired designs, many of which you can find locally at extremely low costs. Who said you have to shell out hundreds for a fashion-forward face mask?
If none of these trends are quite ‘your thing’, you could take the simple approach and match your face mask to your outfit. You could invest in (or make) a handful of masks in different colours based on the shades that you tend to wear most frequently. Or, you could seek out a face mask in a specific pattern to match an already-existing item of yours, such as red and black plaid or polka dots.
The bottom line? We all find wearing a mask uncomfortable. However, instead of complaining about it, we can put a positive spin on this new everyday essential. Now is the time to have fashionable fun with face masks – you could even try your hand at making your own if you have something specific in mind.
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