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20 Fashionable Ways To Personalize Your Face Mask

20 Fashionable Ways To Personalize Your Face Mask

As more schools, workplaces, and public spaces open up, more of them are requiring face masks to be worn at all times. Some cities even require the masks to be worn when in public at all! But regardless of whether it’s an absolute law, or just something we should all be doing, face masks are here to stay for longer than we might have originally thought.

Keeping others safe, healthy and alive should seem fashionable enough for everyone to be wearing these (admittedly) annoying covers on our face. But if you’re feeling insecure about how not-cool your mask is… fear no more. Here are 20 ways to personalize your face mask in a ~fashionable~ way.

From face mask chains to bows the size of Jupiter to ideas about how to customize your own, the following 20 face mask personalization ideas will be sure to inspire your most fashionable mask yet.

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1. Bow Mask 

I told you, size. Of. Jupiter. But these bow masks can actually be really cute- so much so that it can actually dress up an outfit! Wear your bow mask with a skirt or a hoodie, it’ll look super cute either way. Talk about Fashion with a capital F; no one will expect your mask to be this editorial.

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Erin Robertson, winner of Project Runway season 15, self proclaimed “fashion scientist” and owner of her brand An Erin, has just restocked her Bow Mask.

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2. Side-Bow Mask

Need some more bow action? Try it out behind the ears this time. Slightly smaller bows, no less fashionable!

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3. Pearl Face Mask Chain

Remember those old ladies who wear their glasses around their neck like a necklace? That’s us now, but with our face masks. This hack definitely allows for convenience, though. Not in a public space? Just pull the mask down and let it hang until you need it again. Pearl mask chains are a chic and stylish way to add some functionality into your mask accessories. 

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4. Detachable Face Mask Chains

Second Wind, a Latina-owned business centered around helping people feel confident in our “new normal”, made waves with the detachable gold face mask chain. Second Wind sells multiple face mask chains on their own and designs face masks with chains already attached. 

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5. Rainbow Beaded Chain 

Like all good creative-fashion things, rainbow chains are fooding the pages of ETSY. From homemade to store-made,  rainbow chains are super cute, fun, and simple. 

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6. DIY Beaded Chain

Create a beaded face mask chain on your own! All you need is some beads of your choosing (can be large or small!), a string to attach them to, and some clasps for the ends. 

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7. Tie-Dye Mask

Want a face mask no one else has? DIY it! Get a plain white face-mask and some simple tie-dye. 

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8. Scrunchy Red Face Mask 

The scrunchie vibe is back, this time in the form of face masks! Scrunchie elastics to wrap around the ears make for a pretty comfortable item! 

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9. Polka Dotted & Patterned

Polka dots, stripes, whatever pattern you’d like. Wearing a patterned face mask is a great way to make your own style statement, even with a piece like a mask!

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10. Patch Work

Another cute way to spruce up your mask… and maybe even time for a DIY! Find a plain face mask of any color or design. Pick a patch of your liking. And apply! Most patches will require some ironing-on. But some are stick-ons too! This idea is a great way to mix your favorite mask base with a little decal you love! But if you don’t want to do it yourself, plenty of masks come with some patchwork already included.

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11. Linked Face Mask Chain 

That’s it. This is the most fashionable face mask trend on the market and you can’t change my mind. I mean, really, what face mask chain makes a medical mask look this good?!

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12. Adjustable band Face Mask

Key word: ADJUSTABLE! A.k.a., the perfect way to personalize your own masl. The ear bands on adjustable masks can often be loosened or tightened to fit your very own nose and ears without having to tie it!

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13. Adjustable Mask Lanyard

Another very adjustable face mask tool, this time in lanyard form!  Face mask lanyards come in countless color combinations, from neon green- perfect for not losing your mask because, to multi-toned- perfect for picking just the color combo you want to add to your mask. 

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14. Ear Savers

Not only is this face mask accessory helping us save lives, but our ears too! Face mask straps can get super annoying and painful, especially after wearing the mask for hours at a time. This accessory pulls the straps off your ears, giving them some much needed room to breathe (and hear!). 

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15. Crochet Button Band

Like the ear saver, a crochet button band adds a cute touch to the mask. Plus the detailing of the crochet is sure to make your mask stand out.

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16. DIY Button Band

Seeing all these button band ear savers inspiring you to make your own? Good! You can DIY this face mask trend, too!

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17.  Lanyard with Snap Fasteners

Lanyard snap mask chains are super smart and functional. The simplicity is unmatched and the snap fasteners are so innovative! Grab one of these face mask lanyards for a chic and minimal look. 

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18. Yarn Lanyard Face Mask Chain

Yarn lanyards are another fun way to add some color to your mask, and outfits, too! Fun, colorful and somehow so chic, the perfect way to bring a little fashion to your face mask chain!

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19. Light Metal Chain

Light metal chains are another fun mask chain to try out. Light enough to not bother your neck, but heavy enough to remain in tact no matter how much you’re wearing your mask and taking it on and off. 

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20. Flower Chains

The final look for our 20 fashionable ways to customize your face mask list: flower chains. Whether it’s beaded flowers or yarn, the floral touch is a great addition to any face mask chain no matter what age you are. From little girls to ladies it’s a super cute and colorful way to customize your mask accessory.

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Which face mask accessory is your favorite? Try any of the DIYs for yourself? Let us know in the comments below! And share this article with anyone who won’t wear a face mask because they don’t think they look cool enough. This list of ~fashion~ statements through face mask chains, accessories and customizations will be sure to change their mind. Or so we can only hope!

*featured image credits to @eliou, found on Well + Good’s “Super Cute Mask Holders” article!