Styling with a Mask In Pandemic

If you’ve been living on the Planet Earth for the past five months you’ll know we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, and to keep as safe as possible when out in public we wear masks. But just because we have to cover the bottom half of our face when we go out doesn’t mean we can’t do it while looking cute. Here’s how to style your summer outfits while staying safe.

If you plan on looking good this summer, your best bet is to start with the mask itself. It’s been a few months now since the initial outbreak and needless to say it’s going to be a while before it’s over, so do yourself and the environment a favor and ditch the flimsy, plastic, boring, one use masks in exchange for a cloth mask that actually fits comfortably and is fashionable at the same time. Nowadays you can buy cute customizable face masks from virtually anywhere! From boutiques to dog toy companies there’s no excuse not to treat yourself. There’s floral masks to fit the season, your favorite tv characters, or even a beloved sports team to show your support.

We’ve all discovered new challenges while wearing masks these past few months, one of them probably being ears bent in awkward positions. Yeah, not cute. But by simply arranging your hair to either cover your ears completely or putting it up in a half up half down style you can successfully draw attention away from the unwanted party trick and instead on your new look. 

When looking to accessorize keep in mind the season and the overall mood; try and keep it light and colorful. If you have a nice floral print mask go with either a base color for a top or a similar matching print. Favorite sports team? Wear a jersey or match with the main colors of the team. When it comes to jewelry I love dangly earrings as much as the next person, but keep in mind how it will look and feel with a mask on. You don’t want one under the strap and the other over, or for them to even fall out. It’s always smart to stick with studs whenever in a fashion crisis. With bracelets it’s always a tricky subject. If you’re going to wear dangly loose bracelets make sure that you don’t plan on wearing gloves that day because that can go from cute to uncomfortable very quickly. If you do want to wear bracelets try and keep them tight to your wrists, and if you’re feeling up to it try and match them to your mask for extra points! 

Lastly, wearing makeup and a mask can become pretty annoying, especially when you worked super hard on it just for it to be hidden from the world. But I like to look at it this way; If nobody is going to see the bottom half of my face, that means no need for contour, foundation, or sticky lipgloss!