Masks are the new black. Obviously, they are for protection first and foremost. Of course. But listen, so are shoes and coats, yet look at all of the options we have (and insist on having). With the possibility of masks becoming mandatory in Spain, don’t settle for the plain white or medical blue versions. Some people quickly jumped onto the creative mask-making bandwagon with the only intention of helping support health workers. Masks for Heroes is an online hub for donating masks and provides instructions on how you can make your own masks, if you want to give it a go. For the rest of us, whose sewing kit only has a credit card, there are stylish masks already becoming available.
Here are some options curated for a new era in fashion accessories.
From the modern, design-savvy company that brought you the collapsible bike helmet, Closca has created a minimalist, yet fashionable, mask to keep you protected. The handsome style lends itself well for business settings, although it also has a bit of that sport chic look, making it easy to pair with either a suit or your favorite joggers and hoodie.
The Fun Family
Happy Masks Barcelona‘s wide selection of fun prints for both adults and kids makes it an easy one-stop-shop for the entire family. Playful characters and cool graphic prints will appeal to just about everyone, even teenagers. After all, they’re making cameo appearances on TikTok videos already. Happy Mask Store
The masks from Ubik step up for when you want to run to the grocery store and stand in the line outside without sacrificing fashion. Simple styling and prints mean you can wear a wide variety of outfits with them – everything from quarantine-chic loungewear to a flirty summer jumpsuit.
The Local Favorite
The Masks For All Shop was created by Amy Holden, a mom who could not find a quality mask for her children that was comfortable and greener than a disposable mask. Inspired by the #masksforall #MascarillasParaTodos movements on social media, she decided to create her own. Her masks are ecological, 100% cotton, include three filters, and come in a variety of playful prints for children.
The Modern Dad
The Spanish shoe brand Bambas now has an entire collection of face masks for women and men, including a few that match their popular shoes. The line of masculine designs includes denim and camo options. Do masks need to be gender-specific? Obviously not, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be seeing a lot of dads sporting these. After all, real men wear stylish face masks. Bambas masks come with five filters. They are handmade here in Spain and washable. Even better, with free shipping and one euro from the sale of each mask donated to Doctors without Borders, you and your wallet will feel good about buying them.
The GTD Boss Lady
Double layer, reusable linen masks for the businesswoman commuting to the office. These classy masks by Veta Fashion work hard to keep you looking respectable as you Get Things Done. Linen means a hypoallergenic mask that dries quickly. They come in a variety of prints, plus there’s a discount with code veta30. What’s not business savvy about that?
Mommy & Me
Sweet mother and daughter masks for those who want to look pretty as they walk the dogs down Passeig de Gracia. Olivia Lupita, a Madrid-based company, is making 100% cotton washable masks. The patterns are mostly feminine, but they offer a variety of children’s soft and adorable prints as well.
LA-based brand Eva Franco, known for her feminine, Hollywood-glam fashion designs, has been creating stylish face masks with her whimsical fabrics. Being a fashion designer first, she has even created masks that attach to matching headbands and stylish baseball caps. Her stylish scarf masks are lightweight and perfect for summer. Eva Franco – ships from the USA.
Settle down. This is a prototype and not for sale just yet. It doesn’t take a genius to know that they will be the most popular mask in Barcelona. Enough said.
Now that you have some stylish face masks, pair it up with the latest in summer fashion trends.