STYLISH FACE MASKS & WHERE TO BUY THEM: Slip, Old Navy, Etsy, & More
I hope I don’t need to explain why face masks are essential in today’s world. You near the news talking about face coverings. The CDC is talking about face masks. Mr. CA Gov. Gavin Newsom is telling you to wear them. I don’t know why these Karens are all gagging. But the of face masks is here. The category of this post is face coverings, and she is the moment.
As I, like many, have grown comfortable to socially distant world I’ve also grown accustomed to carrying a mask as part of my everyday carry ons. Not only is wearing a face mask the responsible thing to do but it can also be a safe and stylish addition to your summer fashions. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite face masks and where to buy them for your summer 2020 styles and fits.
SLIP® DOUBLE-SIDED SILK FACE COVERING - $39.00
You may be familiar with Slip® as the brand with the best silk pillow sheets and eye masks, but did you know they also make face masks? Well now you do! When I found these silk face masks, I copped them real quick and I cannot recommend them enough. The masks are made from the same luxurious silk, their trademarked Slipsilk™, that makes all of their products amazing.
You might think it's extra to opt-in for a silk face covering, and you're right! But you know that on Words by Will we are all about living lavish! I opted in for the classic black and a fun leopard print. With these silk face coverings you’re not only treating your skin right but you're also giving back.
Here’s how SLIP is giving back, “Slip® will donate 5% of the RRP from the sale of each slip® re-usable face-covering in the U.S to BABY2BABY in the period from June 18 to September 18, 2020, with a minimum donation of $75,000 USD.”
Black Cotton Mask With Filter Space - Etsy $5-15
What can I say other than black is always in style! Before the mandates on face coverings grew in scope, I made sure to secure a mask for the bag. That is my everyday bag that I use only when leaving for essential outings. I’ll link below to an Etsy page full of cotton masks. The mask I have is just a plain one but with an opening for a filter. I recommend a style of face mask that offers this for added protection.
Old Navy Variety 5-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Face Masks for Adults - $ 12.50
These fabric masks by Old Navy are a recent find and soon became a recent buy. That is to say I love! These masks are made from the same fabrics as Old Navy’s apparel. I bought two sets of these masks because I wanted both variety and because more is more. What makes these a stylish face mask recommendation is the variety of colors that you can choose from!
Head to their website and you'll see an array of colors and hues sure to fit almost any outfit and vibe you've got planned for summer 2020. The colors I bought include the Utility set (neutrals and greens) and the Warm Multi set (red gradients).
I also liked these masks because of Old Navy’s commitment to giving back, read here from their website, “Old Navy is proud to be donating 50,000 of these masks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Additionally, Gap Inc. is supplying millions of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to frontline healthcare workers.”
Real SEWING Fabric FACE MASKS - $8-$10
I’ve seen friends and creators across social media making face masks. We love to see it! I also love being able to use whatever platform I have to showcase some amazing work by people making a meaningful difference. In this post I want to give a shoutout to Real Sewing, a stylish and affordable face mask recommendation from one of my friends Stephanie Bueno.
Her masks are homemade by Stephanie along with her mom and sister in the always sunny San Diego, CA. The face coverings are made with the upmost care and they come in dozens of styles and colors! Not only are you supporting small business by buying these stylish face masks, but you'll be getting a gift from the golden coast.
Check our their Instagram @Real.sewing to also see some of their custom orders!
Shop Alisha Marie - Face masks - $11
Along with being one of my favorite YouTubers, Alisha Marie is also a stylish figure I closely follow. She is the reason I'm now starting to wear white! Like if you know me, you know I practically lived in all black for almost 23 years!
Alisha Marie recently released a set of face masks that are not only stylish, but inspirational as well! The PS You Got This Mask is Alisha's way of giving back because some of the profits from this mask will be donated to The Jed Foundation.
Here's her website's statement, "Encouragement is what we need. P.S. You've Got This Babe Mask will give the positive energy people around you need!
Social distancing and the overall uncertainty of everything happening in the world right now has definitely taken a toll on my mental health (and I am sure so many others feel the same way), so I wanted to give back to The Jed Foundation (JED).
Proceeds of this sale will go back to The Jed Foundation!"
I'm curious to know what face masks are you currently rocking? Tag me on social media @Willsshowem I'd love to share and re share your posts! And let me know if you buy any of the masks featured in this post.
PS - Don't forget to check out my last post for a special $5 off coupon for Summer Fridays! Make sure to check out their Vanilla Lip Butter Balm or Overtime Mask, nothing like a nice face mask after wearing a face covering.
Thanks for reading these Words by Will! See you in the next post!
Disclaimer - These face masks and face coverings are not medical grade.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) ADVISORY
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC says face covers should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use, and that machine washing should suffice in properly cleaning a face cover.
Author William Samayoa
Marketer by profession and storyteller by passion. L.A. raised, proud Latino, and pop culture enthusiast.