6 Ways to Style Your Face Mask

Your guide to the medical necessity turned fashion accessory


Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed new record numbers of COVID-19 cases all across the globe. Despite that, governments have yet to resort to another round of full lockdowns. More social distancing restrictions are being enforced instead, as we try to navigate the new surge in cases.

With the new academic year in play and offices back in business, safety measures are a priority now more than ever. That means wearing facemasks is a must. 

As this becomes the new norm, we’ve seen the biggest fashion brands introduce their own iterations of face masks on the runway. You might have also taken note of some of your favourite style icons sporting masked looks on their feed. It’s official: this medical accessory has quickly become one of the most fashionable items of the moment.

If you’re already struggling to take on the new essential piece into your wardrobe, you’re not alone. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 6 of the most fashionable face masks from fashion shows to streetstyle.

Full-on Monochrome Look

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I want what they have. 🔥 photo: getty images

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What a better way to match your mask with your outfit than nailing the color scheme.

Back from the Future

2020 already feels like something out of a futuristic movie, so why not?

Romantic Ribbon Mask

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#LIVEYOURLOOK RIGHT NOW WITH COLLINA STRADA + MILK MAKEUP Photography: Chad Moore Model: Sasha Melnychuk using Milk Makeup (Chads roommate) Story: Emily Gaynor “Live Your Look” is not just about how you create your look; it’s what you do in it that matters. At Milk Makeup, they’re launching a series to show how #LiveYourLook looks right now in our new reality. We’re partnering with @milkmakeup to make 1,000 masks for The Center, an LGBTQ+ community and programming space in downtown NYC. They’ve been closely collaborating with The Center for over 3 years, and the beautiful vital space has unfortunately had to temporarily close due to COVID-19. These masks will go to the people The Center serves. Creativity often thrives in periods of adversity, fueling new, dynamic ways of thinking. Because masks have suddenly become part of everyday life, self-expression will inevitably look different than it did before. Hillary’s friends: models Sara Hiromi and Sasha Melnychuk and photographer Chad Moore shot this story in their quarantine orbit. Together at the apartment Sasha and Chad share, the three of them took some time to seek beauty and make art out of their current circumstances, while social distancing of course. Masks still leave room for making a statement, closed spaces challenge new ways of creating, and friendship networks are more crucial than ever. See how Hillary, Sara, Sasha, and Chad are using their time to build up and give back. Wear masks, stay safe, and let’s move forward as a community together. Show us how you #LiveYourLook right now. Try with our new filter in stories now!

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These soft prints are to die for.

All the Shades of Blue

Don’t be afraid of playing with different hues that complement your mask.

Message Baring Face Masks

Fashion has always been a tool to speak one’s mind, so be sure to see a lot of political face masks around.

Casual Athletic Look

Stretch fabric masks are perfect for a sporty vibe.

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