Wondering how to wear your face mask and still look stylish in it? Here’s a simple guide.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone indoors and, although the lockdown in Lagos State has been partially eased, it has become compulsory to wear face masks if people must step out of their houses.
The government of Lagos announced on April 27 the compulsory wearing of face masks and there were mixed reactions from citizens concerning this declaration. Trust Lagos citizens to always find a way around every laid down law. Most citizens have become quite creative with the wearing of face masks.
Initially, there were reports that the Ankara masks, which first flooded the markets, were unsafe and unable to protect wearers from contracting the deadly virus because of its high mutations. People returned to the drawing board to research and they got more creative with masks while making them safer as well as fashionable.
The new masks are thicker and softer. Some people still find it difficult to breathe through them, but like all things which are necessities, it will take some getting used to.
In the meantime, a lot of people are pairing their face masks quite fashionably with their outfits and it is coming out stylish.
According to international designers, the mask fashion will be around for quite a while and will trend all through summer. Just before it became compulsory, brands like Gucci had already started churning out its fashion statement as was seen earlier in the year on singer, Billy English, at the 2020 Grammys.
Wondering how to rock your face masks in a fashionable way? Here’s a guide:
1. Wear a nude face mask
Since nude goes with pretty much everything, this is a great way to play safe and still look fashionable
2. Wear an Ankara print on monochrome outfits
A classic example of this is the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who wears a single coloured native attire and an Ankara mask. That’s one way to rock your mask and still look classy.
3. Wear an Ankara face mask with the same Ankara outfit
If you’re feeling bold, you could try out your bright coloured Ankara outfit with a matching Ankara face mask. Preferably the same Ankara should be used for the face mask.
4. Stay stylish with an embellished face mask
Go over the top and remain stylish with an embellished face mask or shiny face mask laced with sequins. Rock it with a dark outfit or a toned-down colour.
5. Play extra safe and stick with the white face mask
If you do not have a lot of options or would rather play it safe, wear a white face mask.