There’s now no denying that face masks are THE trending fashion accessory of 2021. If you walk through the luxury precinct of any major capital in the world, you’re going to come across a sea of people wearing face masks. A stunning kaleidoscope of colors, patterns, and styles showing the diversity that makes the world of fashion so fun to be a part of. Face masks are here to stay so why not join the trending fashion revolution and put a little more thought into this functional, yet striking fashion accessory.
Functional vs Fashionable Face Masks
While face masks are starting to be seen as a fashion accessory, we must also not forget that we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic. As a result, face masks still have a highly functional role to play when it comes to keeping ourselves and those around us safe. It’s also important to remember that face masks aren’t designed to be an impenetrable barrier, but rather just slow the spread via droplets. Nobody is asking you to do your daily errands in a full hazmat suit, just make a few extra considerations when it comes to wearing a mask. Simple things like making sure it fits snug against your face and is at least 3-ply of fabric. As an example, have a look here at how Hoo-Rag is able to seamlessly blend the functional vs fashionable elements of face masks.
Will this fashion trend last?
Well that’s the $64,000 question, isn’t it? Thankfully, we’re finally starting to see developed countries starting to get on top of COVID-19 thanks to the development of vaccines. But if we’re being honest, the virus isn’t going to magically disappear overnight. We as a society must continue to be vigilant in our battle to not only keep ourselves safe but our more vulnerable loved ones and members of our community safe too. One of the simplest and most effective ways to do the right thing is to continue wearing face masks in public, indoor spaces. With that in mind, it’s probably safe to say that face masks as a trending fashion accessory is here to stay. What’s going to change however, is the most sought after patterns, styles, and how they will incorporate with other accessories throughout the seasons.
Matching your face mask to your outfit
When it comes to matching your face mask to your outfit, there are a few simple things you need to take into account:
- Color palettes: Matching colors is probably the simplest way you can fit your face mask into your overall look. Match colors or choose fun color combinations that match your clothes, shoes, hats, or other accessories.
- Patterns: Patterns can be matched in the same way colors can. Go a step deeper and match slogans on your clothes to a slogan on your mask. The possibilities are endless.
- Matching or contrasting: Whether you choose to match or contrast your face mask to your overall look is entirely up to you. White masks with black clothes are a simple contrast popular on the streets of New York this year.
But the thing about trending fashion is that it’s always changing and evolving.
So all that’s left to answer is one final question: Are you going to be a trend follower or a trendsetter?