A Mask arrived as a protective gear to fight the Covid-19 battle. But slowly masks have become an essential part of our lives. Now that we know there is no way we can get rid of it at least in 2020, why not turn a mask into a fashion statement?
Masks are essential but it doesn’t have to look dull.
One can stay safe and fashionable at the same time.
They are increasingly gaining popularity as people are finding them as a form of creative expression. What came for the health purpose, have worldwide become a fashion trend these days.
We should not forget that sunglasses and hats also evolved from sun-protection gears to fashion accessories.
The demand of masks has skyrocketed worldwide after it was made mandatory to wear it in public places. From a necessity it has slowly become a fashion statement.
From local bazaars to high-end designer brands various kinds of masks are available in the market. There are cotton ones, masks with hand-paint designs on it, washable , disposable and also with pretty designs.
Here are 4 ways to turn it into a fashion statement while keeping it safe amid the coronavirus pandemic:
1) Always go for three-layer masks: Whether you are making it at home or buying it online you should always keep in mind that the it should have three layers of material or more to ensure its protectiveness against the spread of the coronavirus.
2) Select right colours and patterns: Masks are available in variety of designs, colours and patterns. Before buying it check your wardrobe. You can mix and match with your clothes. If your wardrobe is full with bright colour clothes buy a mask, which is black, blue or grey to avoid the clash of colours.
If you wear clothes with light colours, then buy colourful ones to add a splash of colour into your whole attire. If you wear clothes with checks and patterns, buy plain solid colour masks and vice-versa. You can also go for matching ones. Several fashion conscious people are keen on wearing masks that will go matching with their attire. Overall it depends on what kind of personality you have and what suits you more!
3) Customise your own masks: You can customise it at home or you can order customised ones. If you want to make customised one at home, all you need to do is to look for your favourite dress with which you want to match the mask. After that buy a material according to your colour and texture and create your own. There are lots of websites which will guide you how to make a mask according to your desire.
You can also order customised ones with your own choices of colours and embroidery. Brides and grooms looking for “wedding-perfect” masks can definitely go for customised ones to look fashionable on the wedding day.
4) Decorate your masks: If you are bored with your plain one you can bedazzle your mask. You can use glitter, beads, jewels, studs to decorate the mask according to your taste. You can stick these materials with either glue or stitch them. The only thing you should keep in mind is that the decorative items are fitted securely and the it is easily washable.
You can be as creative as you can to give a desired look to your masks and turn it into a fashion statement through these four ways. Just remember not to compromise with safety.
Though some people find fashionable masks as offensive as we are going through a pandemic, we should remember that it has helped several artists in remote areas to get work and earn a living.