Cities may have started to open, but the pandemic is far from over! Wearing a mask might not be the most comfortable thing to wear in the summer heat, but it’s an act of kindness to those around you.
According to Dr. Luke Padwick, an emergency physician and founder of Austin Emergency Center in Texas, in an interview with healthline.com, “Wearing a mask is good for two reasons: It’s going to cut down 95 percent of the breathing that sends the virus up to 6 feet away in a room, and also will reduce fecal/oral transmission by preventing the virus from getting into your nose or mouth” if you touch a contaminated surface and then your face.”
A face mask is the accessory we never thought we would need, thankfully, there are plenty of cute and fashionable options that’ll get you tons of compliments at the grocery store 🤣…true story.
Hemline was born in New Orleans and now has 28 locations across Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee! This is the first mask I purchased and I love it. The 100% rayon face masks come in so many fun prints and are extremely comfortable. If there’s a Hemline close to you, check your local Hemline Instagram page as you may be able to just swing by to pick up this mask and not have to wait 1-3 weeks for it to ship.
Alice and Olivia
I guess I’m addicted to buying fashionable masks now and this is by far the most comfortable I own right now – the fabric is 96% jersey so it’s extremely breathable and perfect for the summer. Also, you can feel good about this purchase; for every mask sold, Alice and Olivia is donating one to communities in need. I will say, it took a bit to arrive but it’s definitely worth the wait!
Located in Boerne, just outside San Antonio, TX; Lou Apparel masks are made from 100% organic cotton. The black masks are made from environmentally friendly Tencel. These ship in only 1-2 business days so if you need one urgently check them out!
Shut Your Mouth
Want a face maks that you don’t need to take off when sipping on a cocktail or iced coffee? Shut Your Mouth masks are for you! Created by a group of three friends from Texas, these masks feature a zipper around the mouth area so you can sip from a straw. They come in fun, colorful prints & all your friends will be jealous that you get to sip on your drink while keeping your mask on!
A $3 fashionable face mask? Sign me up! Currently crushing on this style of scarf/face mask to prevent awkward face tan lines. Shein has many prints in this style including solid colors so they go with all of your summer outfits!
Feeling fancy? Check out these silk masks from the most fabulous boutique on Magazine Street in New Orleans. These masks feature an optional filter pocket and come in colorful & chic prints! Elle Boutique ships nationwide.
Another of our favorite boutiques in New Orleans has masks in 4 different fun prints: Sky Tie Dye, Taupe Leopard, White/Gold Star. The masks feature 3 layers, first 2 layers are 100% cotton, with a pocket in between to insert optional filters (not included). Shop these $10 styles here.
Know more places selling fashionable face masks online? Please shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to update this list!