So it’s been 3 weeks since wearing a mask in shops went from a ‘er… you may wanna do this’ to a ‘you’re gonna have to do this’ in the UK (better late than never, eh?) and while I’m all about staying safe, there is a slight problem: *deep breath* maskscanbekindaugly *exhales* there, I said it. The minute I heard the announcement, I set out a 10-day action plan to find the most stylish masks out there, and since I’m since sharing is caring, I thought I’d share some of my top picks with you!
When you’re servin’ killer Coronavirus-proof style
Dark wash button-up barrel leg jeans: Very (similar here)
They say ‘save the best till last’, but I could barely contain my excitement, so I’m gonna show you my fave first- this gorgeous African print beaut from L’aviye. I kind of have a slight (okay, major) obsession with primary colours, so this really was love at first sight! They have a whole range, featuring eleven other bright, bold and beautiful designs, and I actually ended up getting three (since y’know… colour co-ordination is kinda my thing?) They are a bit on the pricey side as far as masks go, but they’re also reusable, plus they come with the option of a multi-buy offer, so… I decided to think of them as and investment, especially since they’re amazing quality!
Next up, something for my pretty pastel-loving girls: These super sweet apple mix (you’ll see what I mean if you go on the website) cuties from It’s Rooper. This brand sells THE most gorgeous bags and oversized scrunchies (big enough to fit your entire head of hair in if you’ve got dense natural hair like me), and now they’ve extended their line to include style: the ‘stay safe’ edition. These have just been restocked and they sell out pretty fast, so make sure you’re quick if you fancy one! P.S. They’re made of cotton, so they’re perfectly heatwave-friendly too… don’t wanna be sweating your style away, do you?
That feel-good feeling when your mask matches your outfit
Red double ring belt – Asos (similar here)
Collection Extreme Coloured Lengthening Mascara in ‘Blue’ – available at Boots
La Splash Cosmetics Golden Gatsby Pop-up Lipstick in ‘Betty’ – Available at Beauty Bay
If you’re more of a mix ‘n match depending on the day kinda gal, Dune have got the perfect masks for you! Their newly released trio features a cool marble design that’s perfect for the modern woman, plus, there’s leopard print for any wannabe wild thing! The best thing is they come in a two pack – I’ve found it’s really handy to have a spare, but you could always give one to your bestie or have a cute ‘his and hers’ setup if that’s more your thing.
Last (but in certainly no way least) are these super sleek stunners from Ralph Lauren. If pretty, preppy prints or high tech simplicity or are your thing, Ralph’s totally got your style nailed with his two new ranges. Now, there’s a catch: These aren’t actually out till… Autumn (I know, right? What exactly is he waiting for!?) and they’re bound to make your purse shed a tear or two… but with the classic style and quality, I’m pretty sure they’ll be worth the wait, so make you sign up for early access here.
Top left and top right: The Polo High Filtration Mask – Ralph Lauren (Coming soon)
Bottom: The Polo Cloth Mask – Ralph Lauren (Coming soon)
And there you have it style: meets safety, with a little pinup power.
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When you’re scratching your head trying to work out why that person’s wearing their mask under their nose…
Mustard tortoiseshell heel mules: Dune London (limited sizes available)