I have received a lot of questions from readers in search of attractive face masks. One of you recently wrote: “I’m bored of mine — where are you buying yours?” The fact that we’ve lived for so long amidst this pandemic that we are getting bored of our face masks is…well, it is a weird thought. (And apparently we’re still at the beginning. Deep breaths.) I thought I’d share a couple of my current favorites:
CLARE VIVIER — Seen above. These are nothing short of stunning, to be honest. I love the fabric, the little kiss embroidery, and the gauzey ties, which ensure a perfect fit. I will say that I often reach for my masks with elasticized loops for the ears over my Clare V. mask when I’m running quickly out the door because it does take a little longer to tie the mask in place, but mine still brings me so much joy!
BUSY BEES — Love the fun prints, the moldable nose (you can bend the edge that goes along the top so that it contours to your face better), and the fact that it has a pocket for a filter insert. They are super lightweight, too — a bonus in these hot NYC temperatures. Though they carry them in adult sizes, I buy mine in the large child size, as I have a very small face — it fits perfectly.
PUKATUKA — My wardrobe this summer has been so full of floral and pastel that I needed a Liberty London print to coordinate. I love these ones, which are very similar to BusyBees, though without the filter pocket.
A few others I’m eyeing:
BALANCED CASA — Wow! These gingham masks with the dramatic bow in the back are beyond.
TORY BURCH — Buying this four-pack for fall. Is it weird to think about seasonal face masks?! I am drawn to these because of the contoured wire at the nose, adjustable ear loops, and filter pocket and because they will be donating proceeds from each sale to good causes.
LADY PEPPERELL — Pretty florals similar to my Dear James pick but at $10/mask, a bit more affordable. (These are reversible, FYI!)
ILILILY — Another pretty floral option. Very grandmillennial chic. I like the adjustable ear tabs!
Mini wears Busy Bees masks like myself, but I just added a pack of these to my Amazon cart to keep in the stroller bag just in case and am eyeing these for school, as they will have her name on the side. (Though I did just learn that she will have to wear a school-provided face shield.)
P.P.S. My sister and soon-to-be sister-in-law are tying the knot in a private ceremony in two weeks — thoughts on love in the age of corona here.