5 Pretty Face-Mask Trends to Know Before Your Next Restock

Anna LaPlaca
·5 min read

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Guess what? We've officially been wearing face masks long enough to witness some specific trends emerge. To be honest, I'm not surprised in the least to discover that designers are taking all sorts of creative liberties to make our everyday face coverings the most stylish they can be. Looking back, I think we've really come a long way from those basic blue surgical masks. There's nothing wrong with them, but I think you've found yourself reading this particular story because you're looking for a prettier option that's still just as protective.

If that's true, you've come to the right place. We kind of make it our duty to report on the latest trends from shoes to clothes, so we'd be remiss not to download you on all the coolest styles in the face-mask category, too. And TBH, they're really good. From pretty floral prints to cool chain embellishments that happen to also be practical mask holders, continue on to see five face-mask trends you're going to want to know about and to find one (or two or three) you love.

1. Dainty Florals

Liberty 5 Pack Luisa Masks ($61)

These bright prints are an instant mood booster.

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Eloquii Elements Printed Face Mask ($11)

Since I know some of you wear all black all the time, this will go well.

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Monte Assorted 3-Pack Pleated Face Masks ($35)

Each of the three masks in this pack are made from repurposed fabrics.

Madewell Three-Pack Assorted Face Masks ($24)

These masks boast adjustable ear straps and a three-layer construction that includes a filter—they're legit.

Afrm Assorted 2-Pack Face Masks ($15)

Florals that also feel neutral are hard to come by.

2. Chains

By Second Wind The Tina Mask in Oat ($65)

Not only is this chain a cool embellishment, but it can also be worn around your neck to hold your mask when you're not wearing it on your face, which is genius if you ask me.

Love Changes Cotton Knit Face Mask With Figaro Chain Holder ($35)

A similar idea here, but the chain is detachable, so you can use it on other masks, too.

Lele Sadoughi Face Mask Chain ($45)

This doubles as a sunglasses chain for the ultimate grandma-chic vibe.

Shashi Gold Patron Mask Chain ($48)

Yep, daintier chains exist, too.

3. Bow Ties

Kes The Dreamer Face Covering in Organic Madder Roots ($80)

This just might be the prettiest face mask I've ever seen.

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R13 Surplus Leopard Mask ($49)

Leopard print is basically a neutral if you ask me.

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LoveShackFancy Face Covering ($20)

Now, this is how you mix prints.

Collina Strada Fashion Face Mask With Bows ($100)

Just wow.

4. Matchy-Matchy

Free People Mask and Scrunchie Bandana Pack ($20)

These come in four more color options, and I had a hard time deciding which to choose.

Alice + Olivia Delaina Top + Maeve Skirt + Face Mask ($195)

Head-to-toe dressing has never been easier with this matching top and skirt set. Of course, you can always purchase the coordinating face mask separately.

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Tia Adeola Red Ruffle Face Mask ($45)

Meet the beautiful mask you've seen all over Instagram.

Wear with the Red Ruffle Skort Set ($200).

Lele Sadoughi Face Mask and Headband Set ($35)

Prepare to get so many compliments when you wear this headband-mask set.

ASOS Design Blue Floral Face Covering With Pouch & Scrunchie ($13)

I love that this comes with a pouch—so convenient.

Free People Mask & Bow Floral Pack ($20)

FYI: Free People is filled with cool masks right now.

5. Satin

Kes Sustainable Washable Face Mask 3-Pack ($51)

This NYC brand has the prettiest satin pieces and plenty of clothes to match its masks.

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Night 100% Silk Mask + 7 Disposable Filters ($60)

I'm not normally into pink, but this shade is too stunning to pass up.

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Catherine Gee Silk Face Mask ($32)

A nighttime mask if I've ever seen one.

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Slip Pure Silk Adult Pleated Face Covering ($39)

Silk looks so luxe, and it will be gentler on your skin. What could be better?

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