Most of us are living in cities that have a mask mandate in place - meaning masks are mandatory indoors in the grocery stores, in our favourite coffee & clothing shops, and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. So given this, it looks like masks aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
If you're like me, the mask has become more of a wardrobe staple than my leather jacket or favourite denim these days. The purpose of wearing a mask is to limit the spread of COVID-19, and while it's not a fashion accessory, it doesn't hurt if your mask is aesthetically pleasing.
Fortunately for us, we can be both safe AND stylish. Here is a round-up of chic & fashionable masks.
Wink and Wave's Adult Cotton Face Mask in Gingham print come a with matching Hair Scrunchie. The masks feature adjustable ear straps for perfect fit.
2) Lovers & Friends Floral Face Mask $29.52
Constantly inspired by the laid back Los Angeles lifestyle in which the brand was founded, Lovers + Friend exudes ease and wearability, creating an effortlessly chic look that is California cool.
Gotcha Covered is a sustainable brand out of Toronto specializing in masks. The masks are made out of organic cotton; a beautiful natural fibre that is super comfortable, breathable, and sustainable
4) UNTTLD Pleated Face Mask $46
Montreal fashion label UNTTLD makes high-fashion face masks with filter pockets and adjustable nose wires from delicate pleated cotton and lace lining. A portion of the proceeds is donated to The Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, a facility that provides a safe place to stay for all women in need.
5) Knix FreshFix Air Face Mask $19
Knix' masks are reusable, and liquid-repellent. Leveraging their expertise in hygienic fabric technology, they've used triple-layer technology and a secure seal to achieve incredible bacterial filtration results.
From the Face Masks collection. These masks are in fun prints and keep you covered in style. Urban Expressions face masks includes two masks and have a double-layer design.
7) Ellie Mae Cotton Face Mask $25
Toronto-based fashion brand Ellie Mae is offering a limited-edition series of non-medical grade face masks. All masks have been made in Canada using repurposed fabrics, and feature a slip pocket that can hold a filter sheet and extra ties for maximum comfort and security. $5 from every mask purchased will be donated to Feed The Frontlines TO.
8) Zenchies Smokey Rose Mask $24.99
Zenchies masks are handmade, luxurious, & eco-friendly. Zenchies is committed to sharing the love by donating 10% of the net proceeds towards CancerCare Manitoba Foundation in support of women’s cancer initiatives.
Vegan apparel company out of New York, Apparis, created fashion-forward masks. The trio of masks feature a flexible nose piece, adjustable strings and a silky finish.