After all of this necessary mask-wearing, I’ve been less about the fun face masks and more about the ones that go with everything.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I’m down for a leopard print mask, but when I’m wearing a fun top, lots of color, a printed jacket…I want my face mask to be more subtle, ya know? I am also a full-time glasses wearer. Between the bangs I have, the glasses, AND the mask sometimes I’m like “Where is my face??”
It finally dawned on me that finding a couple of face mask options that were closer to my skin tone or in a nice, neutral shade that wouldn’t clash with what I’m wearing would be useful to have. I figured some of you out there could be looking for these options as well, so I’ve rounded some up!
Some of these face masks are in a variety of skin tone shades, and others are just easy colors and patterns to mix in with your wardrobe. And the best part? All of these masks are comfy-to-wear fabrics. I mean, that’s key.
1 | Cotton gauze masks, multicolor: I have two of these and the light peach is what I’m wearing in the picture at the top. They are some of my new favorite face mask styles — so breathable and soft. I love the peach color, and I also have the mustard yellow because it’s one of my fav colors. These go really well with fall colors, grays and blues. Plus, they’re adjustable on the ear loops. Love that.
2 | Cotton gauze masks, subtle shades: I have this one too, in the pale lavender shade, and it’s really comfy to wear. The ear pieces are super-comfy, too. I wish they weren’t white, but it’s not a deal-breaker for me. These ear loops are also adjustable.
3 | Cotton jersey subtle tie dye: For some outfits, a little tie dye will still be ok. I mean, it’s what we all want right now anyway. I love that these from Everlane are really subtle. And jersey knit are some of my favorite styles to wear.
4 | Wolf & Badger brown linen masks: These are a little bit fancy, but so lovely. Keep in mind that linen washes and softens. These just look comfy and are a beautiful color to match skin tone or blend with any other colors you’re wearing. They also offer single masks, like this one in peach and this one in a darker brown. Here’s a 3 pack of lighter pastels, too.
5 | Bloomie’s Little Brown Mask: Just like their Little Brown Bag…how adorable. This mask goes with everything! This set also includes a second cute mask printed with their little brown bags. Love that.
6 | Faherty Grey Cotton Jersey: I have to say, a jersey mask was one of my favorites to wear, until I found the cotton gauze above. These would be in high rotation and are just a nice neutral gray for all the casual lewks.
8 | Madewell Oxford blue: I like the menswear vibe of this. It’s kinda like a pocket square for your face?
9 | Athleta mauve, plum & deep red: People rave about Athleta face masks, and while the red is a little more on the bold side of things, I thought the mauve and the plum would be really great colors to work into the fall wardrobe. If you have darker skin, the plum offers a nice alternative to a brown, but would still blend beautifully with many outfits, especially for fall.
10 | Cotton bamboo: These look really breathable and light. I love the variety of colors offered, too. The ear loops are adjustable here, as well.
Honorable mention: Old Navy Masks – These didn’t make it into the collage above, but I love the colors offered! Pale pink, tan, burgundy, and orange-red come in this set of pleated masks.
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Per usual, if you have a favorite mask or solution for having to wear all the cranial accessories at once right now (how will we also do hats in the winter???) please share your ideas! Thanks for wearing your masks out there and doing your part in getting the heck through this. Hugs, friends. I mean, distanced ones…
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