In recent weeks, face masks have become a new accessories category. Now mandatory in public places in Melbourne, and encouraged in other areas of Australia, they have naturally been given the fashion treatment. Celebrities have included face masks in their head-to-toe looks, often coordinated with colours and prints, and continue to speak out on their importance.
And as the world tries to slow the spread of COVID-19, there is one surefire way to ensure you're doing your part. Masks not only protect you from catching the virus, but they also prevent you from spreading it. While wearing the item has become a political statement in some parts of the world, they are a safety precaution to help protect those around us.
In an Instagram post that was prompted by fashion designer Tory Burch's viral #WearaDamnMask challenge, Jennifer Aniston spoke out about the importance of wearing face masks: “I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable but don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down...jobs are being lost...health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough."
Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Julianne Moore, and Diane Von Furstenberg have also spoken out about the importance of wearing one. Others like Hailey Bieber, Katie Holmes and Emily Ratajkowski show their support of the health mandate by wearing masks on their daily walks and running errands.
Hundreds of fashion brands have started making them, so if you want to up your mask game you have good options to choose from.
Where to shop below:
Clear Collective Black Velvet - Adult Reusable Face Mask With Valve, $59.95; clearcollective.com.au
The Social Studio Reusable Face Mask, $12; tssmedicalscrubs.myshopify.com
Everlane The 100% Human Face Mask 5-Pack, $37; everlane.com
SisterWorks Reusable Washable Face Mask for Her, $18; sisterworks.com.au
Cotton On Foundation Face Mask, $9.99; cottonon.com
Papinelle Sleepwear Silk Face Mask, $39.95; papinelle.com