With coronavirus still at large and social distancing rules still in order, many businesses, restaurants, and retail stores are slowly starting to reopen. Each of these businesses have implemented a “No mask, no entry” rule as well as other new guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all its employees and customers. Face masks have become the new normal for people around the world.
Face masks are currently the biggest trend as we all try to adapt and continue on with our daily lives as safely as possible. Several designers, clothing brands and boutiques have released masks that are both reusable and trendy! Who says you can’t look fashionable and be safe at the same time? Check out a few of our favorite selections below.
By Thy Nguyen, STYLE & SOCIETY
Cover Photo: Kinya Claiborne is wearing Turbans by Venus
Photo Credit: Craig Blanks Photography
Face Mask But Make It Fashion
Established in 2013 by co-founders Shaan Sethi and Dr. Neela Sethi, Jaanuu is a company featuring contemporary medical workwear, fashion forward scrubs and lab coats. Jaanuu has designed and created antimicrobial masks that come in a variety of colors and patterns for both adults and children. These masks can be purchased on their website in packs of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 for affordable prices. For each mask sold, Jaanuu will donate 1,000,000 masks to local organizations. Including 100,000 masks to Baby2Baby- a nonprofit organization that provides children living in poverty with basic necessities. Jaanuu masks are cute, comfortable and easy to wear!
Mckenzie Liautaud is a Brooklyn based Haitan American designer. His pieces have been worn by celebrities such as Shakira, Will. I. Am, Rosario Dawson, Eva Longoria and Kelly Ripa. Mckenzie draws inspiration from his travels around the globe. And has designed men’s accessories including bespoke bow ties and hand finished pocket squares along with women’s jewelry.
He has released a collection of unique face masks created from cotton African Ankara prints that come in a variety of prints including a “mommy and me” collection. He felt inspired to help his family and friends who are essential workers and wanted to make people smile again. Mckenzie’s goal is to “bring balance and harmony to the world” as he builds a conscious brand. For every set of five masks sold, he will provide five masks directly to essential workers in his community. Mckenzie’s #GetMasked initiative ensures that he will bring safe and stylish masks to both consumers and front line workers in his local community.
As seen in Vogue, The Tight Spot has created a classic black mask that is trendy yet effective. The Wolford Care Mask is elegant, super soft, washable, and water repellent. It also includes an aluminum nose-wire for close fit and has elastic ear loops to keep the mask in place. Whether you’re running errands or getting some fresh air, this is a chic fashion face mask you can’t go wrong with!
Katie May Provocateur Face Mask
Face mask elegance! These triple layer sequined and lace face masks from The Tight Spot come in white, black, pink, navy, and even Bordeaux. The lace mask consists of a layer over a double layer of soft lining material that is comfortable against the skin. Fitted with two adjustable, elasticated head straps rather than ear loops, these beautiful face masks are a great way to feel feminine and stylish while wearing a face mask!
Simple Satch is a stylish, hands-free infection resistance kit that gives back. The Simple Starter Kit retails for $50 and includes the sleek belt bag designed to stash your personal items and proper hygienic essentials along with a pack of antibacterial wipes, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and a non-medical grade face mask with filter. Masks are available in a variety of colors including blush, grey, black, tie dye, camo and a bandana print.
BYOB Unlimited Safe Sipping Drinking Masks
Have fun with BYOB drinkable mask that features a red lip and internal flap that covers the hole when not in use. The patent-pending BYOB “Drinking Mask” is stylish, comfortable, and reusable. BYOB “Drinking Masks” provide
s peace of mind and lessens fear while remaining hydrated without having to remove your mask. While the masks promote responsible drinking and hydration, they are suitable for cycling, camping, running, travel, climbing, and daily exercise use.
MaskMarket Voice Activated Led Mask
The MaskMarket LED Smart Mask is a brand-new voice activated and simulates your mouth. The sound-activated LED Smart Mask lights up and smiles when you’re silent and simulates facial expressions when talking. The mask cost is $47.95 plus shipping and handling.