How To Style A Face Mask

how to style a face mask

top: BCBG (similar here), necklace: Mejuri (gifted), face mask: Tegaa

Wearing a face mask is essential for slowing the spread of coronavirus. I recently shared a post on Stylish Reusable Face Masks that you all loved, but I know we have all been struggling a bit to get comfortable with our new face accessory. Here are some great tips I have learned to ensure the best protection while wearing a facemask, as well as tips for how to style a face mask.

How To Wear A Face Mask

  1. Wash your hands or disinfect them with hand sanitizer before putting your mask on.
  2. Your mask should fit snugly with no gaps on the side of your face — tighten the elastic or ties if necessary to ensure a snug fit. The mask should also cover your entire nose and chin.
  3. Once you’re outside avoid fidgeting with your mask. Leave it in place and don’t move it up or down.
  4. When removing your mask be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Touch the ties or elastic to take the mask off — do not touch the front part.
  5. Wash your hands immediately after taking your mask off.
  6. You should also regularly wash your mask depending on the frequency of use. If you’re using it daily you should wash it daily. (This is why it’s not a bad idea to invest in a few so you can have them in rotation).

(Face masks tips via the CDC, WHO, and New York Times.)

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How To Style A Face Mask

Now that we know the best way to wear a face mask, here are 10 tips on how to style a face mask:

  1. It’s all about the eye makeup — define the eye or get creative!
  2. Don’t wear face makeup. It gets all over the mask and feels gross.
  3. Skip lipstick too for the same reason.
  4. Skip dangling earrings, and wear studs instead.
  5. Wear v-necks and scoop necks to counter the shortening effect of a face mask.
  6. Delicate necklaces complement a face mask.
  7. If you don’t have access to medical-grade face masks, go for a printed face mask.
  8. Color match your outfit to a shade in your mask, as pictured.
  9. Wear solid-colored clothing with a printed face mask.
  10. Purchase at least three face masks that complement the color palette of your wardrobe.
how to style a face mask

dress: AYR, necklace: Mejuri (gifted), face mask: Tegaa

5 Comments

  1. Pat
    May 11, 2020 / 7:03 am

    Love, love, love these masks, thanks Vanessa! Oh, and for the tips too! Can’t wait until the Carlsbad store opens. I have an affinity for African bangles but find them to be a little small for my hands, have you tried some of their unique pieces?

    • vstyle
      May 13, 2020 / 9:33 am

      Hi Pat! I am so glad you enjoyed them! I really loved putting it together – I love that I can help! I have not tried African bangles yet! Teagaa is a new designer friend, so I will be learning more about the amazing peices she gets from Gambia – when the borders open of course. Is there a shop in Carlsbad that sells African jewelry?

      • Pat
        May 18, 2020 / 4:15 pm

        Hi,
        I don’t know about Carlsbad but thought I would poke around Solana Beach ( when the stores open up).
        Thanks for the lovely mask introduction and tutorial. I’m going to try ordering, see if they still have stock in my chosen color ( green) .

        Thanks for all you do and share so generously!
        You’re the best!

        • vstyle
          May 20, 2020 / 8:53 am

          Oh you are so welcome! Thank you for being such an avid follower for so many years! Let me know how you like it! xoxoxox

  2. Pat
    May 11, 2020 / 7:06 am

    Wooops! Corrected my email address😴

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