Did any designers last year predict that protective face masks would become the fashion accessory of the season? Probably not. While the reason that the trend was necessitated isn’t in any way fun, I have respect for those who are able to make lemonade out of lemons.
I know some folks have mad skills and are sewing their own masks, including making masks that match their outfit of the day. I have none such skills. I have a white print and a black prink bandana, but they don’t really fit well. I have some of the standard blue disposable masks, which are probably the most practical. And I have two washable black masks, one with stars on it, that hubs bought for me when I want to dress it up a bit.
Masks give the advantage of coverage to your face that hats have always presented as an option on bad hair days. The lipstick industry has probably taken a hit.
I’ve invested a lot of time browsing masks on Etsy. They have everything from movie and cartoon characters to pink flamingoes to quotes and pithy sayings. They even offer customized text and photos for something that’s completely “you.” If you’re looking for something a little different, or you’re doing your Christmas shopping early, I’ve included a few ideas here, along with links. You’re welcome.
In the comments, tell us what kind of mask you are wearing or would like to be wearing during the pandemic. (If you have a photo of masks you’ve made or you in your fave mask, please share it in the comments on the Chicks Facebook Page. (I’ve never figured out how to share pics in the comments here on the blog.) And be sure to give the Chicks FB page a like, if you haven’t already!